funny peculiar

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:funnyidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

См. также в других словарях:

  • 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 or funny peculiar — spoken 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? …   English dictionary

  • 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 — (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 — 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

  • funny ha-ha — adjective a) humorous, as opposed to strange (the other meaning of funny) What do you mean, funny? Funny peculiar or funny ha ha? b) humorous, as opposed to serious or non funny Funny is now o …   Wiktionary

  • funny */*/*/ — UK [ˈfʌnɪ] / US adjective Word forms funny : adjective funny comparative funnier superlative funniest Other ways of saying funny: amusing fairly funny, in a way that makes you smile: Eddie was full of jokes and amusing stories. humorous used for… …   English dictionary


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