laughing-stock also laughingstock; 1510s, formed by analogy with whipping-stock "whipping post," later also "object of frequent whipping" (but that word is not attested in writing in this sense until 1670s). See LAUGHING (Cf. laughing) + STOCK (Cf. stock) (n.2).

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