a figure of fun

figure of fun

A person who is ridiculed or not taken seriously. Jesse became tired of being treated like a figure of fun so he changed his demeanor to be taken more seriously.
See also: figure, fun, of

a figure of ˈfun

somebody who is often laughed at by other people: As a young man he was admired, but as an old man he became a figure of fun.
See also: figure, fun, of