Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Causing laughter or amusement.
  • adj. Intended or designed to amuse.
  • adj. Strangely or suspiciously odd; curious.
  • adj. Tricky or deceitful.
  • n. Informal A joke; a witticism.
  • n. Comic strips.
  • n. The section of a newspaper containing comic strips.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A joke.
  • n. A narrow boat for sculling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Droll; comical; amusing; laughable; inciting laughter.
  • n. A clinkerbuit, narrow boat for sculling.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Such as to afford fun or excite mirth; amusing; comical; ludicrous.
  • Such as to cause surprise or perplexity; curious; strange; odd; queer: as, it is funny he never told me of his marriage.
  • Synonyms Comical, Laughable, etc. See ludicrous.
  • n. A light clinker-built pleasure-boat, with a pair of sculls. It is long and narrow, and is used for racing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not as expected
  • adj. beyond or deviating from the usual or expected
  • adj. experiencing odd bodily sensations
  • n. an account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line)
  • adj. arousing or provoking laughter

Etymologies

From fun.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From fun +‎ -y. (Wiktionary)
Perhaps a jocular use of funny. See above. (Wiktionary)

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  • One of my work colleagues told a funny joke yesterday.

    October 29, 2008

  • like a clown

    October 11, 2007

  • strange and ha ha ;-)

    December 10, 2006