Synonyms for funnies
- bon mot
Antonyms for funnies
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FUNNIES
After that came a big dinner, and then a half hour spent with the funnies.
The Sunday supplement has few "funnies" and never any colored pictures.
Jimmie looked at the funnies, and Grandma and Rose-Ellen did the dishes.
Dozia was regarded "an awful joker" and she usually preferred the illustrated brand of funnies.
But I could and did improve the sports page, put in more home-stuff for the women, more society news, funnier 'funnies' and so on.
"humorous," 1756, from fun + -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: Funnier; funniest. Funny farm "mental hospital" is slang from 1962. Funny bone "elbow end of the humerus" is 1826; funnies "newspaper comic strips" is from 1852.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FUNNIES
- comic drama
- field day
- fun and games
- gag show
- high camp
- high time
- light entertainment
- play on