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funny paper

noun
1.
funny1 (def 7b).
Origin of funny paper
1870-1875
An Americanism dating back to 1870-75
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  • The man of the house each day reads his newspaper, containing accounts of crimes, accidents and the funny paper.

  • "He made me promise I'd tell him a story if I couldn't find the funny paper," said Kate.

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  • Pat picked up the funny paper again and pretended to become engrossed in it.

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British Dictionary definitions for funny paper

funny paper

noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a section or separate supplement of a newspaper, etc, containing comic strips
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