Definition of laugher in US English:



  • 1A person who laughs.

    • ‘Jenni turned round to find James laughing so much that his eyes were watering and was now on to the stage of hysterical silent laughter that makes the laugher look like they are choking.’
    • ‘Kyle listened a moment longer, hoping the laugher would speak.’
    • ‘She was a great laugher, was Peggy, and we couldn't wait to find out what was the joke.’
    • ‘In general, women are the leading laughers, while men are the best laugh-getters.’
    • ‘We are both sisters, daughters, dancers, laughers, writers, singers, activists, lovers and dreamers.’
    • ‘They men weren't bored, as they'd expected, and were usually the heartiest laughers.’
    • ‘The light giggling that had been the background to that changed into full-fledged laughter which quickly faded as the laugher ran off.’
    • ‘They are the most enthusiastic laughers, pointers and critics of us all.’
  • 2North American informal A sports contest or other competition that is so easily won by one team or competitor that it seems absurd.

    ‘they lost the first laugher of the series’
    • ‘I ran out of fingers to count on during the World Cup hosts' 13-0 laugher over San Marino on Wednesday.’
    • ‘In the opening game of last year's NCAA Tournament, a laugher against Monmouth, he missed both his attempts.’
    • ‘Take, for example, the Packers, who crushed the Rams 45-17 in a Monday night laugher in Week 12.’
    • ‘With Ced back in to start the second half, the Cardinals go on a 19-7 run to make it a laugher.’
    • ‘LSU has won four laughers and a fourth-quarter pulse-pounder.’
    • ‘Iverson Scored 15 of his 25 points in the last nine minutes of a game that had been nothing but a laugher - the deficit was 21 points early in the fourth - until he got busy.’
    • ‘The game was a laugher in favor of the Pacers.’
    • ‘Instead of a 14-point lead, Jacksonville took over on their own 20, and a laugher turned into a nailbiter.’
    • ‘This year, the coaches are not giving lip service, but they are paying attention, and special teams plays turned the opening game against the Bears into a laugher.’
    • ‘With the game now 9-4, it looked like a laugher in the Yankees favor, the Bronx Bombers finally stepping on the Sox's collective neck.’
    • ‘Extend that winning streak to five, six games, and the NFC North race becomes a laugher.’
    • ‘The season began with a laugher over Tulsa, followed by a big nonconference game against Alabama.’
    • ‘Denver received a little bit of help from everyone on Monday night to win a 30-10 laugher over Kansas City.’
    • ‘In another laugher, Texas hammered the Mighty Quinn, 20-2, in Austin.’