Definition of laughingstock:
derriere, butt joint, caprine animal, can, yes-man, prat, target, buttocks, fundament, fanny, hind end, tush, respect, butt, stub, cigarette, keister, butt end, stooge, seat, flunkey, stern, bottom, tail, posterior, hindquarters, cigaret, backside, behind, nates, buns, arse, jest, bum, joke, tooshie, tail end, rump, flunky, rear end, mockery, coffin nail, goat, ass, rear.
- "McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader", William Holmes McGuffey.
It means the ship has got to return in time to give us some nuclite shielding, or we'll be the laughingstock of the Special Order Squadrons- the detachment that started a job the spacemen had to finish!- "Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet", Harold Leland Goodwin.
- "Hyacinth 1906", George A. Birmingham.