Funny



[fuhn-ee] /ˈfʌn i/

adjective, funnier, funniest.
1.
providing ; 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.

[fuhn-ee] /ˈfʌn i/
noun, plural funnies.
1.
a shell or light skiff rowed by one person with sculls.
/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
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.

adjective

adverb

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

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