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adj. fun·ni·er, fun·ni·est
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.
3. Counterfeit or fraudulent: tried to pass off funny money as legitimate.
4. 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).
5. 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.
n. pl. fun·nies Informal
1. A joke; a witticism: "He laughed because he did not know I was not making a funny" (Jonathan Safran Foer).
2. funnies
a. Comic strips.
b. The section of a newspaper containing comic strips.

[From fun.]

fun′ni·ly adv.
fun′ni·ness n.


pl n
(Journalism & Publishing) informal US and Canadian comic strips in a newspaper
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.funnies - a sequence of drawings telling a story in a newspaper or comic bookfunnies - a sequence of drawings telling a story in a newspaper or comic book
newspaper, paper - a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements; "he read his newspaper at breakfast"
comic book - a magazine devoted to comic strips
cartoon, sketch - a humorous or satirical drawing published in a newspaper or magazine
frame - a single drawing in a comic_strip


pl (esp US inf: in newspaper) → Comics pl, → Comic-Teil m
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Frank King's Gasoline Alley brought high art to the Sunday funnies in the 1920s and '30s, but it never matched those masterpieces in the decades that followed.
As the comic strip--a uniquely American invention--celebrated its centenary last year, nearly 120 million Americans claimed to be regular readers of the funnies, and fewer than 30 million of them were children.
Post Office issuing its first comic-strip stamps, the funnies have certainly found a niche in American pop culture.