butt of the joke

gdg68

New Member
English - United States
What word is there for someone who is (consitently) the butt of the joke? I'm looking for a single word to describe a person who is regularly the butt of jokes - but the person is not a "rube" or someone who is unintelligent. The person is smart and outgoing -but outgoing to the point that they are annoying, and therefore end up being the butt of jokes.

I'm looking for a word that implies that they are setting themselves up for this derision.
 
  • gdg68

    New Member
    English - United States
    Laughingstock I feel implies too much that the person is a bufoon/idiot. I am thinking of using "patsy". From a theater perspective, this person is called the "fall guy", and I was looking for a better synonym for "fall guy" - as patsy usually implies a crime as opposed to a joke.
     

    benjamin duncan

    New Member
    english
    I was looking for a similar term and couldn't find one. Usually in this situation I invent my own term. How about a "Cliff Claven?" In reference to the famous cheers character.
     

    cando

    Senior Member
    English - British
    I was looking for a similar term and couldn't find one. Usually in this situation I invent my own term. How about a "Cliff Claven?" In reference to the famous cheers character.
    That would mean nothing to me. I don't think "Cheers" is that famous.
     
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