Definition of the funnies noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the funnies

BrE BrE//ˈfʌniz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfʌniz//
[plural] (North American English, informal)
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the part of a newspaper where there are several comic strips (= series of drawings that tell a funny story) Culture US Sunday newspapers print colour sections with longer comic strips. Most are funny, like Peanuts, but some tell adventure or crime stories, like Dick Tracy. The funnies have been a US tradition since the early 20th century.

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