fun·ny / ˈfənē/ • adj. (-ni·er, -ni·est) 1. causing laughter or amusement; humorous: a funny story the play is hilariously funny. ∎ expressing a speaker's objection to another's laughter or mockery: She started to laugh. “What's so funny?” he asked. ∎ inf. used to emphasize that something is unpleasant or wrong and should be regarded seriously or avoided: stealing other people's work isn't funny.2. difficult to explain or understand; strange: I had a funny feeling you'd be around a funny thing, democracy. ∎ unusual or odd; curious: Bev has a funny little stammer. ∎ unusual in such a way as to arouse suspicion: there was something funny going on. ∎ used to draw attention to or express surprise at a curious or interesting fact or occurrence: that's funny!—that vase of flowers has been moved. ∎ inf. (of a person or part of the body) not in wholly good health or order; slightly ill: suddenly my stomach felt funny.• n. (pl. -nies) (funnies) inf. ∎ the comic strips in newspapers: I read the sports page, funnies, and editorial.PHRASES: see the funny side (of something) appreciate the humorous aspect of a situation or experience. (oh) very funny! inf. used ironically to indicate that a speaker does not share another's joke or amusement.DERIVATIVES: fun·ni·ness / ˈfənēnis/ n.