Funny definition

fŭnē
Causing laughter; laughable; amusing; humorous.
adjective
13
8
(informal) A joke or witticism.
noun
8
5
A joke; a witticism.
noun
9
7
Out of the ordinary, esp. in a puzzling or suspicious way.
adjective
5
5
Counterfeit or fraudulent.

Tried to pass off funny money as legitimate.

adjective
0
0
Advertisement
(informal) Somewhat ill, painful, or abnormal.

I felt funny after eating those clams.

adjective
0
0
Causing laughter or amusement.

A funny cartoon.

adjective
0
0
Making or given to making amusing jokes or witticisms.

A colleague who is very funny.

adjective
0
0
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.

adjective
0
0
Difficult to account for; unusual or odd.

I had a funny feeling that she would call.

adjective
0
0
Advertisement
Suspiciously odd.

It's funny how I seem to lose something every time he comes around.

adjective
0
0
Offensively forward or disrespectful.

She told him off after he started to get funny.

adjective
0
0
Contrary to one's demands or expectations.

Don't let the prisoners do anything funny.

adjective
0
0
Comic strips.
noun
0
0
The section of a newspaper containing comic strips.
noun
0
0
Advertisement
Amusing; humorous; comical [from the mid-18th c.]

When I went to the circus, I only found the clowns funny.

adjective
0
0
Strange or unusual, often implying unpleasant [from the early 19th c.]

The milk smelt funny so I poured it away.

I've got a funny feeling that this isn't going to work.

adjective
0
0
(humorous) A joke.
noun
0
0
(humorous) A comic strip.
noun
0
0
(UK) A narrow boat for sculling.
noun
0
0
Advertisement
(informal) Peculiar, eccentric, crazy, etc.
adjective
3
4
(informal) In a funny manner.
adverb
2
3
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.

adjective
0
1
The definition of a funny is a joke or something that makes people laugh.

An example of a funny is a comic strip.

noun
0
1
get funny with
  • to be impudent to
idiom
2
1
Advertisement

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
funny
Plural:
funnies

Adjective

Base Form:
funny
Comparative:
funnier
Superlative:
funniest

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

get funny with

Origin of funny

  • From fun

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Perhaps a jocular use of funny. See above.

    From Wiktionary

  • From fun +‎ -y.

    From Wiktionary