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  ( funnier    comparative)   ( funniest    superlative)   ( funnies    plural  )
1       adj   Someone or something that is funny is amusing and likely to make you smile or laugh.   (=amusing, comical)  
Wade was smart and not bad-looking, and he could be funny when he wanted to..., I'll tell you a funny story.     
2       adj   If you describe something as funny, you think it is strange, surprising, or puzzling.  
oft it v-link ADJ how/that   (=odd, curious)  
Children get some very funny ideas sometimes!..., There's something funny about him..., It's funny how love can come and go.     
3       adj   If you feel funny, you feel slightly ill.  
INFORMAL   usu feel ADJ  
My head had begun to ache and my stomach felt funny.     
4       n-plural   The funnies are humorous drawings or a series of humorous drawings in a newspaper or magazine.  
INFORMAL   the N  

funny bone        ( funny bones    plural  ) Your funny bone is the soft part of your elbow which gives you an uncomfortable feeling on your skin if it is hit.  
INFORMAL      n-count   usu sing  
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  



1    absurd, amusing, a card     (informal)   a caution     (informal)   a scream, comic, comical, diverting, droll, entertaining, facetious, farcical, hilarious, humorous, jocose, jocular, jolly, killing     (informal)   laughable, ludicrous, rich, ridiculous, riotous, risible, side-splitting, silly, slapstick, waggish, witty  
2    curious, dubious, mysterious, odd, peculiar, perplexing, puzzling, queer, remarkable, rum     (Brit. slang)   strange, suspicious, unusual, weird  
3      (informal)   crack     (slang)   jest, joke, play on words, pun, quip, wisecrack, witticism  
1    grave, humourless, melancholy, serious, sober, solemn, stern, unfunny  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
a player who asks too many funny questions that can be related as being stupid
Origin of the word is a "newbie" that can be shortened as a Newb
Someone (usually a young man) who tries unsuccessfully to be funny by making lame jokes and doing stupid things
US English, colloquial
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