black humor


a form of humor that regards human suffering as absurd rather than pitiable, or that considers human existence as ironic and pointless but somehow comic.

Nearby words

  1. black hole,
  2. black hole of calcutta,
  3. black horehound,
  4. black house,
  5. black huckleberry,
  6. black ice,
  7. black iris, the,
  8. black isle,
  9. black japan,
  10. black kite

Origin of black humor

First recorded in 1965–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019