Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 857 (Object and cause of ridicule)

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#857. [Object and cause of ridicule.] Laughingstock. -- N. laughingstock, jestingstock[obs], gazingstock[obs]; butt, game, fair game; April fool &c. (dupe) 547[obs].

original, oddity; queer fish, odd fish; quiz, square toes; old monkey, old fogey, fogey monkey, fogy monkey; buffoon &c. (jester) 844; pantomimist &c. (actor) 599.


jest &c. (wit) 842.

Phr. dum vitant stulti vitia in contraria currunt[Lat].