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funny paper

funny1 (def 7b).
Origin of funny paper
An Americanism dating back to 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • She's like the Boston girls we read about in the funny papers.

    Lavender and Old Lace Myrtle Reed
  • Yes, the man was a ringer for the pictures of the fat Weary Willie in the funny papers.

  • By the time you go to come home you got so many bundles you look like one of those fellos in the funny papers.

    Dere Mable Edward Streeter
  • As far as they go, the funny papers are excellent, but they don't go far enough.

    The Inventions of the Idiot John Kendrick Bangs
British Dictionary definitions for funny papers

funny paper

(US & Canadian) a section or separate supplement of a newspaper, etc, containing comic strips
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Contemporary definitions for funny papers
plural noun

the comic section of a newspaper's 21st Century Lexicon
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