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the butt of the joke

Someone or something at whose expense an insulting or mocking joke is made. I like hanging out with my brother and his friends, even though he likes to make me the butt of his jokes. Due to their disastrous advertising campaign last month, the company has been the butt of many jokes on the Internet lately.
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I'm the butt of the joke in my family, just because the ten minutes I had in international football was ruined by one man.
WHAT A LOO-SER The stunned man tries to save his dignity only to end up the butt of the joke for the entire advert
It's great to see Wolverhampton in a comedy where it's not the butt of the joke.
The Wicklow resident, 55, is the main butt of the joke in a hilarious spoof video released yesterday by the White House.
Why is Wales so often the butt of the joke, wonders Brydon.
Some people's ears prick up the minute they hear the word, 'wheelchair' or 'handicapped', but he wasn't the butt of the joke and neither was his disability.
The butt of the joke replies dos chalindas, 'two ties.
North East Big Brother hopeful Anthony Hutton found himself the butt of the joke as the tables were turned.
Of course, if you can't speak the language, you won't know when you're the butt of the joke.
He's constantly the butt of the joke and the fall guy I suppose.
At first glance, the themes of heroic virtue and comic infidelity might not seem to be complementary, but as the papers of Jeffrey Persels, Gary Ferguson, Paula Sommers, and Jerry Nash demonstrate, under Marguerite's feminist pen, representations of heroic virtue are more frequently comic than exemplary, and while calling male honor into question, frequently make men the butt of the joke.
Further, the data reveal examples of humor in which the out-group is the butt of the joke and some in which the in-group is the principal subject.
Get Hard gets by on an almost constant stream of near-the-knuckle gags, playing on rich white people's prejudices about ethic minorities, with their unspoken racism the real butt of the joke.
SAXONDALE 2006 "If you compare ex-roadie Tom Saxondale with Alan Partridge, he wasn't always the butt of the joke.