- providing fun; causing amusement or laughter; amusing; comical: a funny remark; a funny person.
- attempting to amuse; facetious: Did you really mean that or were you just being funny?
- warranting suspicion; deceitful; underhanded: We thought there was something funny about those extra charges.
- Informal. insolent; impertinent: Don't get funny with me, young man!
- curious; strange; peculiar; odd: Her speech has a funny twang.
- Informal. a funny remark or story; a joke: to make a funny.
- comic strips.
- Also called funny paper.the section of a newspaper reserved for comic strips, word games, etc.
Origin of funny1
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Examples from the Web for funnier
Nothing made Groucho funnier than having this Margaret Dumont around not understanding the jokes.Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire
January 6, 2015
So that changed my bit, and then I just got to openly mock him on live national television, which was almost a funnier joke.Oscars Host Neil Patrick Harris on His Best and Worst Emcee Moments (VIDEO)
Neil Patrick Harris
October 15, 2014
Some are funnier than others, though the good ones are pretty great.Time to Grow Up, Lena Dunham
October 10, 2014
South Park is not just funnier than any of those shows—it refuses to let us escape the god-forsaken world in which we live.Why Your Kids Must Watch ‘South Park’
September 24, 2014
And another thing, the more serious the situation, the funnier the comedy can be.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview
February 16, 2014
She was funnier than ever that day, as she was excited by the general joy.My Double Life
You'll be the first prisoner I ever shot if you get any funnier!The Cavalier
George Washington Cable
The more amateurish the work, the funnier the public consider it.The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 (of 2)
There are funnier characters there than anywhere else I know.'Galusha the Magnificent
Joseph C. Lincoln
I don't do it in private, because it is funnier to do it in public.The Napoleon of Notting Hill
Gilbert K. Chesterton
- causing amusement or laughter; humorous; comical
- peculiar; odd
- suspicious or dubious (esp in the phrase funny business)
- informal faint or illto feel funny
- informal a joke or witticism
Word Origin and History for funnier
"humorous," 1756, from fun + -y (2). Meaning "strange, odd" is 1806, said to be originally U.S. Southern. The two senses of the word led to the retort question "funny ha-ha or funny peculiar," which is attested from 1916. Related: Funnier; funniest. Funny farm "mental hospital" is slang from 1962. Funny bone "elbow end of the humerus" is 1826; funnies "newspaper comic strips" is from 1852.
Idioms and Phrases with funnier
In addition to the idioms beginning with funny
- funny bone
- funny business
- funny money
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