laughing etymology

English word laughing comes from English landlubber, English laugh

Detailed word origin of laughing

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
landlubber English (eng) (nautical, pejorative) Someone unfamiliar with the sea or seamanship, especially a novice seaman.
laugh English (eng) (intransitive) To show mirth, satisfaction, or derision, by peculiar movement of the muscles of the face, particularly of the mouth, causing a lighting up of the face and eyes, and usually accompanied by the emission of explosive or chuckling sounds from the chest and throat; to indulge in laughter.. (intransitive, followed by "at") To make an object of laughter or ridicule; to make fun of; [...]
laughing English (eng) The action of the verb to laugh.

Words with the same origin as laughing

Descendants of landlubber