Definitions

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

  • n. A humorous person, especially a professional comedian.

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  • n. comedian

Etymologies

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From funny + man

Examples

  • The actor is well known as the funnyman who graced "SNL" to spoof celebrities like Al Gore, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump and Sean Connery.

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  • And Graham was largely known as a funnyman but showed what he could do in dramatic roles late in his career.

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  • Before the funnyman was a successful sitcom star, he was a struggling stand-up comedian who relied on dubious means to make a living.

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  • Jerry Seinfeld's model ex-girlfriend Susan McNabb has blasted the comedian for attempting to diffuse domestic disputes on new comedy show "The Marriage Ref" - insisting the funnyman was a bad communicator.

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  • The radical and political side of Twain is often shunted aside and forgotten, while Twain the funnyman is the one most remembered today.

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  • She also added that the funnyman has been a good influence on her.

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  • Andy Richter Andy Richter-Conan O'Brien's the year 2000, a writer, actor, and comedian that we'll have to call a funnyman-will be abetting his old boss 'silliness when

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  • The meeting led Combs to extend an invitation to McBrayer for his party last year (08) - and the funnyman was the first person through the door.

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  • Okay, so Mos Def isn't really known as a funnyman (except among Dave Chappelle fans), but his all-around talent as a music artist and dramatic actor

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  • The tragic writer must always produce one-sided work, so must the "funnyman" who were only a "funny man" and not a humourist (though this is rarer).

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