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[fuhn-ee] /ˈfʌn i/
adjective, funnier, funniest.
1.
providing fun; causing amusement or laughter; amusing; comical:
a funny remark; a funny person.
2.
attempting to amuse; facetious:
Did you really mean that or were you just being funny?
3.
warranting suspicion; deceitful; underhanded:
We thought there was something funny about those extra charges.
4.
Informal. insolent; impertinent:
Don't get funny with me, young man!
5.
curious; strange; peculiar; odd:
Her speech has a funny twang.
noun, plural funnies.
6.
Informal. a funny remark or story; a joke:
to make a funny.
7.
funnies.
  1. comic strips.
  2. Also called funny paper. the section of a newspaper reserved for comic strips, word games, etc.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; fun + -y1
Related forms
funnily, adverb
funniness, noun
unfunnily, adverb
unfunniness, noun
Synonyms
1. diverting, comic, farcical, ridiculous, droll, witty, facetious, humorous. Funny, laughable, ludicrous refer to that which excites laughter. Funny and laughable are both applied to that which provokes laughter or deserves to be laughed at; funny is a colloquial term loosely applied and in popular use is commonly interchangeable with the other terms: a funny story, scene, joke; a laughable incident, mistake. That which is ludicrous excites laughter by its incongruity and foolish absurdity: The monkey's attempts to imitate the woman were ludicrous.

funny2

[fuhn-ee] /ˈfʌn i/
noun, plural funnies.
1.
a shell or light skiff rowed by one person with sculls.
Origin
1790-1800; perhaps jocular use of funny1
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Examples from the web for funny
  • If you only laugh because something is irresistibly funny, the chances are your laugh will be irresistible too.
  • Sarcasm has a two-faced quality: it's both funny and mean.
  • He's really funny, and yet he's really thin-skinned.
  • The funny part was the recipe called for three lemons.
  • He came back to go around again, and he looked a little funny.
  • funny thing is they don't even realize they are contributing to their own doom.
  • It is funny that westerners have changed much over the centuries and still change.
  • It's funny, but if you think about it, our lives are certainly dominated by tube.
  • It's funny, when you start winning them, you don't tend to turn up your nose at them quite so much.
  • The donkeys were not only funny but a cultural experience.
British Dictionary definitions for funny

funny

/ˈfʌnɪ/
adjective -nier, -niest
1.
causing amusement or laughter; humorous; comical
2.
peculiar; odd
3.
suspicious or dubious (esp in the phrase funny business)
4.
(informal) faint or ill: to feel funny
noun (pl) -nies
5.
(informal) a joke or witticism
Derived Forms
funnily, adverb
funniness, noun
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Word Origin and History for funny
adj.

"humorous," 1756, from fun + -y (2). Meaning "strange, odd" is 1806, said to be originally U.S. Southern. The two senses of the word led to the retort question "funny ha-ha or funny peculiar," which is attested from 1916. Related: Funnier; funniest. Funny farm "mental hospital" is slang from 1962. Funny bone "elbow end of the humerus" is 1826; funnies "newspaper comic strips" is from 1852.

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Slang definitions & phrases for funny

funny

adjective
  1. Eccentric; odd; weird
  2. Insane; nuts
adverb

In a strange way: He looked at her real funny (1806+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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funny

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