funny

  • 1 funny ha-ha — (informal) Funny meaning ‘amusing’, as opposed to funny peculiar meaning ‘queer or odd’ • • • Main Entry: ↑funny * * * ˌfunny ha ˈha idiom (informal) used to show that ‘funny’ is being used with the meaning of ‘amusing’ Main en …

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  • 2 funny — humorous, 1756, from FUN (Cf. fun) + Y (Cf. 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:… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 funny — is used in two primary meanings: (1) amusing, comical (as in a funny joke), (2) strange, hard to explain (as in a funny look). Since the 1930s, as first recorded in a novel by Ian Hay, the first meaning has come to be called funny ha ha and the… …

    Modern English usage

  • 4 funny — [fun′ē] adj. funnier, funniest [see FUN & Y2] 1. causing laughter; laughable; amusing; humorous 2. Informal a) out of the ordinary; strange; queer ☆ b) deceptive or tricky …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Funny — Fun ny, a. [Compar. {Funnier}; superl. {Funniest}.] [From {Fun}.] Droll; comical; amusing; laughable; inciting laughter. [1913 Webster] {Funny bone}. See {crazy bone}, under {Crazy}. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 funny — [adj1] comical, humorous absurd, amusing, antic, blithe, capricious, clever, diverting, droll, entertaining, facetious, farcical, for grins*, gas*, gay, gelastic, good humored, hilarious, humdinger, hysterical, jocose, jocular, joking, jolly,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 Funny — Fun ny, n.; pl. {Funnies}. A clinkerbuit, narrow boat for sculling. [Eng.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Funny — (von englisch = lustig, gewöhnlich verwendet in der Mehrzahl Funnys) ist eine im deutschen Sprachraum verwendete Gattungsbezeichnung für humorvolle Comics, die Slapstick Elemente und Gags aufweisen können. Viele Werke von Zeichnern der École… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 9 funny — index jocular, ludicrous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 funny ha-ha — adjective humorous …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 funny — *laughable, risible, ludicrous, ridiculous, comic, comical, farcical, droll Analogous words: humorous, *witty, jocose, jocular, facetious: amusing, diverting, entertaining (see AMUSE): grotesque, bizarre, *fantastic, antic Contrasted words:… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 funny — ► ADJECTIVE (funnier, funniest) 1) causing laughter or amusement. 2) strange; peculiar. 3) arousing suspicion. 4) informal slightly unwell; out of sorts. ► NOUN (funnies) informal …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 funny — fun|ny W3S1 [ˈfʌni] adj comparative funnier superlative funniest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(amusing)¦ 2¦(strange)¦ 3¦(dishonest)¦ 4 a funny look 5¦(ill)¦ 6¦(crazy)¦ 7 go funny 8 very funny! …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 funny — / fVni/ adjective 1 AMUSING making you laugh: He was telling funny anecdotes about Hollywood. | hysterically/hilariously funny: Everyone except me seemed to find her mistakes hilariously funny. 2 STRANGE unusual and difficult to explain: I had a… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 funny — fun|ny [ fʌni ] adjective *** 1. ) someone or something that is funny makes you laugh: a funny story/joke one of America s funniest comedians I don t think that s at all funny. Wouldn t it be funny if we played a trick on him? a ) it s/that… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 funny */*/*/ — UK [ˈfʌnɪ] / US adjective Word forms funny : adjective funny comparative funnier superlative funniest Other ways of saying funny: amusing fairly funny, in a way that makes you smile: Eddie was full of jokes and amusing stories. humorous used for… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 Funny Ha Ha — Infobox Film name = Funny Ha Ha director = Andrew Bujalski writer = Andrew Bujalski starring = Kate Dollenmayer Mark Herlehy Christian Rudder Jennifer L. Schaper Myles Paige Marshall Lewy cinematography = Matthias Grunsky producer = Ethan Vogt,… …

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  • 18 funny*/*/*/ — [ˈfʌni] adj 1) someone or something that is funny makes you laugh a funny story[/ex] one of Britain s funniest comedians[/ex] I don t think that s at all funny.[/ex] Wouldn t it be funny if we played a trick on him?[/ex] See: fun 2) strange or… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 19 funny — adj. (colloq.) strange interesting 1) funny about (there s smt. funny about that affair) 2) funny to + inf. (it s funny to watch how people order in a restaurant = it s funny watching how people order in a restaurant) 3) funny that + clause (it s …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20 funny — funny1 funnily, adv. funniness, n. /fun ee/, adj., funnier, funniest, n., pl. funnies. adj. 1. providing fun; causing amusement or laughter; amusing; comical: a funny remark; a funny person. 2. attempting to amuse; …

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