Synonyms of 'laughing stock'
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If someone or something is the butt of jokes or criticism, people often make fun of them or criticize them.
He is still the butt of cruel jokes about his humble origins.
Thesaurus for laughing stock from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you say that a person or an organization has become a laughing stock , you mean that they are supposed to be important or serious but have been made to seem ridiculous .