Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

WORD ORIGIN

1680s, from laugh (v.). Meaning "a cause of laughter" is from 1895; ironic use (e.g. that's a laugh) attested from 1930. Laugh track "canned laughter on a TV program" is from 1961.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LAUGH OFF

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.