- 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
Synonyms for funny
Examples from the Web for funnily
Contemporary Examples of funnily
Funnily enough, he was doing a book tour in Australia when I had been cast, but before I came to the States to make the movie.The Great Character Actor: Guy Pearce on His Brilliant Career, From ‘Priscilla’ to ‘The Rover’
May 23, 2014
But funnily enough, there's obviously a signature—and the collections we make will fit automatically in the total of the rest.Inside Viktor & Rolf’s Dollhouse
June 10, 2013
He played for the California prep school Harvard-Westlake, where, funnily enough, his backup was the actor Jason Segel.Meet Jason Collins, the First Gay Athlete in Major American Sports
April 29, 2013
Number one is arguably the most troubling, but funnily enough, it is mostly taken care of by the coding error.Did Reinhart and Rogoff Flub a Major Statistic?
April 17, 2013
Funnily, No More Mister Nice Blog argues, seemingly persuasively, that Ferguson was wrong in the piece about himself.On Niall Ferguson
August 20, 2012
Historical Examples of funnily
It is so springy and soft, all this straw; and it tickles one so funnily in the neck.Abbe Mouret's Transgression
The dearest little girl you ever saw, and so funnily dressed!The Cuckoo Clock
He seemed, funnily, doll and all, older than the general as he said it.The Shadow of Life
Anne Douglas Sedgwick
It was so pretty (she said), such a lovely color, and the bubbles were so funnily busy.Old Mole
But Dods did mix up his—'similes,' I think, is the right word—so funnily!The House That Grew
- 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 funnily
"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 funnily
In addition to the idioms beginning with funny
- funny bone
- funny business
- funny money
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