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funny paper

noun
1.
funny1 (def 7b).
Origin of funny paper
1870-1875
1870-75, Americanism
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Historical Examples
  • By the time you go to come home you got so many bundles you look like one of those fellos in the funny papers.

    Dere Mable Edward Streeter
  • She's like the Boston girls we read about in the funny papers.

    Lavender and Old Lace Myrtle Reed
  • Yes, the man was a ringer for the pictures of the fat Weary Willie in the funny papers.

  • As far as they go, the funny papers are excellent, but they don't go far enough.

    The Inventions of the Idiot John Kendrick Bangs
British Dictionary definitions for funny papers

funny paper

noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a section or separate supplement of a newspaper, etc, containing comic strips
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Contemporary definitions for funny papers
plural noun

the comic section of a newspaper

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