humour

[ hyoo-mer ]
/ ˈhyu mər /
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noun, verb (used with object) Chiefly British.

Usage note

See -or1.
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British Dictionary definitions for humour

humour

US humor

/ (ˈhjuːmə) /

noun

verb (tr)

to attempt to gratify; indulgehe humoured the boy's whims
to adapt oneself toto humour someone's fantasies
Derived Formshumourful 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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Word Origin and History for humour

humour


chiefly British English spelling of humor; see -or. Related: Humourous; humourist.

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