Antonyms for funnies

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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.

WORD ORIGIN

"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.

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comic book

nounmagazine of cartoons
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