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A person who is the subject of mockery after a blunder. If I mess up this speech, I'll be the laughing stock of the school!
someone or something that is the target of ridicule. After he passed out at the president's dinner, he became the laughingstock of all his colleagues.
a laughing stock
If you describe someone or something as a laughing stock, you mean that people think they are silly. The truth must never get out. If it did she would be a laughing stock. His policies became the laughing stock of the financial community.