funny farm

noun Slang.
a psychiatric hospital.

Origin:
1960–65

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funny farm
 
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facetious a mental institution

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funny farm definition


  1. n.
    an insane asylum; a psychiatric hospital. : He's really weird. They're going to send him to the funny farm.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
Anyone who forecast such news two years ago would have been consigned to the funny farm.
The wonder is that none of these people have yet been carted off to the funny farm.
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