[ hyoo-mer ]
/ ˈhyu mər /

noun, verb (used with object) Chiefly British.

usage note for humour

See -or1. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for humour

British Dictionary definitions for humour


US humor

/ (ˈhjuːmə) /


verb (tr)

to attempt to gratify; indulgehe humoured the boy's whims
to adapt oneself toto humour someone's fantasies

Derived forms of humour

humourful or US humorful, adjectivehumourless or US humorless, adjectivehumourlessness or US humorlessness, noun

Word Origin for humour

C14: from Latin humor liquid; related to Latin ūmēre to be wet, Old Norse vökr moist, Greek hugros wet
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