butt of a joke

Butt of a joke
If something or someone becomes the butt of a joke it or they are not taken seriously anymore.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • butt of the joke — See the butt of the joke …   English idioms

  • the butt of the joke — the person who is laughed at, the goat    Frank is so sensitive. He hates to be the butt of a joke …   English idioms

  • butt — 1. noun 1) the butt of a joke Syn: target, victim, object, subject, dupe; laughingstock 2) the butt of a gun Syn: stock, end, handle, hilt, haft, helve …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • butt — I verb she butted him Syn: ram, headbutt, bump, poke, prod, push, shove, thrust Phrases: butt in II noun the butt of a joke Syn: target, victim …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • Butt-Numb-A-Thon — (also known as BNAT) is an annual film marathon held every December since 1999. It is hosted by Harry Knowles of the Ain t it Cool News website in celebration of his birthday. This mini festival shows 24 hours of vintage films as well as… …   Wikipedia

  • butt — [n1] end, shaft base, bottom, edge, extremity, fag end, foot, fundament, haft, handle, hilt, shank, stock, stub, stump, tail, tip; concept 827 butt / buttocks [n2] animate rear end back end, backside, behind, bottom, bum*, derrière, fanny*,… …   New thesaurus

  • joke — [n1] fun, quip antic, bon mot, buffoonery, burlesque, caper, caprice, chestnut*, clowning, drollery, epigram, escapade, farce, frolic, gag, gambol, game, ha ha*, hoodwinking*, horseplay*, humor, jape, jest, lark, laugh, mischief, monkeyshine*,… …   New thesaurus

  • joke — I n. 1) to crack, tell a joke 2) to ad lib a joke 3) to play a joke on 4) to carry a joke too far 5) to take a joke (he can t take a joke) 6) to make a joke of smt. 7) a clean; coarse, crude; dirty, obscene, off color, smutty; old, stale;… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • butt — {{11}}butt (n.1) thick end, O.E. buttuc end, small piece of land, akin to O.N. butr short. In sense of human posterior it is recorded from mid 15c. Meaning remainder of a smoked cigarette first recorded 1847. {{12}}butt (n.2) barrel, late 14c.,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • joke — Synonyms and related words: a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, absurdity, anecdote, antic, badinage, bagatelle, banter, bauble, be merry with, bean, belly laugh, bibelot, bijouterie, bit, blue story, bon mot, brass farthing, buffoon …   Moby Thesaurus


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.