funny

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; 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.
n.
6. Informal. a funny remark or story; a joke: to make a funny.
a. comic strips.
b. Also called funny paper. the section of a newspaper reserved for comic strips, word games, etc.
[1750-60; FUN + -Y1]
Syn. 1. diverting, comic, farcical, ridiculous, droll, witty, facetious, humorous. FUNNY, LAUGHABLE, LUDICROUS refer to that which excites laughter. FUNNY and LAUGHABLE are both applied to that which provokes laughter or deserves to be laughed at; FUNNY is a colloquial term loosely applied and in popular use is commonly interchangeable with the other terms: a funny story, scene, joke; a laughable incident, mistake. That which is LUDICROUS excites laughter by its incongruity and foolish absurdity: The monkey's attempts to imitate the woman were ludicrous.
funny2
/fun"ee/, n., pl. funnies.
a shell or light skiff rowed by one person with sculls.
[1790-1800; perh. jocular use of FUNNY1]

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