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funny-peculiar, funny-ha-ha

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  • funny, strange, peculiar — Funny is much overused to mean curious and odd (I had a funny feeling that you would come here), but actually the word means witty, humorous, droll, absurd, comical, farcical, ludicrous, or laughable. Perhaps many of us find something amusing in… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • funny ha-ha or funny peculiar — spoken phrase used for saying or asking whether the word ‘funny’ is being used to mean ‘amusing’ or ‘strange’ ‘You are funny, Albert.’ ‘Funny ha ha or peculiar?’ Thesaurus: relating to humoursynonym Main entry: funny …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • funny peculiar — ˌfunny peˈculiar idiom (BrE) (US ˌfunny ˈweird/ˈstrange) (informal) used to show that ‘funny’ is being used with the meaning of ‘strange’ Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • peculiar — [adj1] characteristic, distinguishing appropriate, diacritic, diagnostic, distinct, distinctive, endemic, exclusive, idiosyncratic, individual, intrinsic, local, particular, personal, private, proper, restricted, special, specific, typical,… …   New thesaurus

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


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