[fyoo-nam-byuh-list] /fyuˈnæm byə lɪst/
a tightrope walker.
a tightrope walker
“rope-walker,” 1793, coined from Latin funis “rope” + ambulare “to walk” (see amble (v.)).
noun, (used with a singular or plural verb) Informal. 1. frivolously diverting activity. noun phrase Pleasure; delightful diversion; amatory dalliance •Most often ironic: Wehad somefun and games a few months ago/ What happens to Romanov after that is fun and games for you, Hardy [1920+; based on the talk and attitude used toward children by […]
[Portuguese foo n-shahl] /Portuguese fʊ̃ˈʃɑl/ noun 1. a seaport in and the capital of the Madeira islands, on SE Madeira: winter resort. [muh-deer-uh, -dair-uh; for 1, 2, 5 also Portuguese mah-de-ruh] /məˈdɪər ə, -ˈdɛər ə; for 1, 2, 5 also Portuguese mɑˈdɛ rə/ noun 1. a group of eight islands off the NW coast of […]
- Fun city
noun phrase Any city, esp New York City, fancied to be a venue for pleasure, often ironically [late 1960s+; first used as a public relations motto for the administration of New York City mayor John Lindsay, and felt to be in ironic contrast with increasing urban shabbiness, poverty, crime, etc]
- Functio laesa
functio laesa func·ti·o lae·sa (fŭngk’shē-ō lē’sə) n. The loss of the capacity to function.