funny farm


noun Slang.

a psychiatric hospital.

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Origin of funny farm

First recorded in 1960–65; funny1 in the sense “strange, peculiar, odd” and farm in the sense “a place that serves a specified type of client”
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British Dictionary definitions for funny farm

funny farm

noun

facetious a mental institution
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