- Funny is defined as causing laughter or out of the ordinary.
- An example of something funny is a joke that makes everyone laugh.
- An example of something funny is a fish that smells odd.
- The definition of a funny is a joke or something that makes people laugh.
An example of a funny is a comic strip.
This woman is laughing at something funny.
- causing laughter; laughable; amusing; humorous
- out of the ordinary; strange; queer
- ☆ deceptive or tricky
Origin of funnysee fun and amp; -y
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- a. Causing laughter or amusement: a funny cartoon.b. Making or given to making amusing jokes or witticisms: a colleague who is very funny.c. Appropriate as the subject of a joke; deserving of a joke. Used in negative sentences to express disapproval or to emphasize the seriousness of something: There is nothing funny about getting the flu.
- a. Difficult to account for; unusual or odd: I had a funny feeling that she would call.b. Suspiciously odd: It's funny how I seem to lose something every time he comes around.
- Counterfeit or fraudulent: tried to pass off funny money as legitimate.
- Informal Somewhat ill, painful, or abnormal: I felt funny after eating those clams. “a mole on his arm that has started to go funny” (Ann Cummins).
- Informal a. Offensively forward or disrespectful: She told him off after he started to get funny.b. Contrary to one's demands or expectations: Don't let the prisoners do anything funny.
nounpl. fun·nies Informal
- A joke; a witticism: “He laughed because he did not know I was not making a funny” (Jonathan Safran Foer).
- funniesa. Comic strips.b. The section of a newspaper containing comic strips.
Origin of funnyFrom fun.
(comparative funnier, superlative funniest)
- (humorous) A joke.
- (humorous) A comic strip.
From fun + -y.
- (UK) A narrow boat for sculling.
Perhaps a jocular use of funny. See above.