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.

Origin of funny

1
First recorded in 1750–60; fun + -y1
SYNONYMS FOR funny
1 diverting, comic, farcical, ridiculous, droll, witty, facetious, humorous. 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.
Related formsfun·ni·ly, adverbfun·ni·ness, nounun·fun·ni·ly, adverbun·fun·ni·ness, noun

Definition for funny (2 of 2)

funny

2
[ fuhn-ee ]
/ ˈfʌn i /

noun, plural fun·nies.

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

Origin of funny

2
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 Formsfunnily, adverbfunniness, noun
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Idioms and Phrases with funny

funny

In addition to the idioms beginning with funny

  • funny bone
  • funny business
  • funny money

, also see under

  • fun

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