funny bone

noun
1.
the part of the elbow where the ulnar nerve passes by the internal condyle of the humerus, which when struck causes a peculiar, tingling sensation in the arm and hand; crazy bone.
2.
a sense of humor.
Origin
1830–40
British Dictionary definitions for funny-bone
funny bone
 
n
Also called (US): crazy bone the area near the elbow where the ulnar nerve is close to the surface of the skin: when it is struck, a sharp tingling sensation is experienced along the forearm and hand

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
funny-bone in Medicine

funny bone fun·ny bone (fŭn'ē)
n.
A point on the elbow where the ulnar nerve runs close to the surface and produces a tingling sensation if knocked against bone.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Difficulty index for funny-bone

Few English speakers likely know this word

Tile value for funny

11
13
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with funny-bone