noun, Older Use.
- Funny car
noun phrase A dramatically modified car, usually having a powerful engine, oversized wheels, a raised rear suspension, etc, esp a drag racer so modified: The ”funny” car, built for speed (1980s+)
noun, Slang. 1. a psychiatric hospital. noun 1. (facetious) a mental institution noun phrase A mental hospital, rest home for alcoholics, etc; laughing academy: Who put me in your private funny house?/ They must all have died in flop-houses or on state funny-farms (1963+)
- Funny ha-ha or funny peculiar
question Do you mean something funny that’s amusing, or something funny that’s strange?: Gore Vidal: You can see it in the career of Woody Allen, who was wildly funny. Kopkind: Funny ha-ha or funny peculiar? (1938+)
[fuhn-ee-man] /ˈfʌn iˌmæn/ noun, plural funnymen. 1. a comedian or humorist.