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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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funny farm

noun
facetious a mental institution
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