funny

1
[ fuhn-ee ]
/ ˈfʌn i /

adjective, fun·ni·er, fun·ni·est.

noun, plural fun·nies.

Informal. a funny remark or story; a joke: to make a funny.
funnies,
  1. comic strips.
  2. Also called funny paper. the section of a newspaper reserved for comic strips, word games, etc.

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Origin of funny

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First recorded in 1750–60; fun + -y1

synonym study for funny

1. Funny, laughable, ludicrous refer to that which excites laughter. Funny and laughable are both applied to that which provokes laughter or deserves to be laughed at; funny is a colloquial term loosely applied and in popular use is commonly interchangeable with the other terms: a funny story, scene, joke; a laughable incident, mistake. That which is ludicrous excites laughter by its incongruity and foolish absurdity: The monkey's attempts to imitate the woman were ludicrous.

OTHER WORDS FROM funny

fun·ni·ly, adverbfun·ni·ness, nounun·fun·ni·ly, adverbun·fun·ni·ness, noun

Definition for funny (2 of 2)

funny2
[ fuhn-ee ]
/ ˈfʌn i /

noun, plural fun·nies.

a shell or light skiff rowed by one person with sculls.

Origin of funny

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First recorded in 1790–1800; perhaps jocular use of funny1
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British Dictionary definitions for funny

funny
/ (ˈfʌnɪ) /

adjective -nier or -niest

causing amusement or laughter; humorous; comical
peculiar; odd
suspicious or dubious (esp in the phrase funny business)
informal faint or illto feel funny

noun plural -nies

informal a joke or witticism

Derived forms of funny

funnily, adverbfunniness, noun
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Idioms and Phrases with funny

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