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funny bone

noun

: a place at the back of your elbow where you feel a painful tingling sensation when it is hit

Full Definition of FUNNY BONE

1
:  the place at the back of the elbow where the ulnar nerve rests against a prominence of the humerus
2
:  a sense of humor

Examples of FUNNY BONE

  1. I hit my funny bone on the edge of the table.

Origin of FUNNY BONE

from the tingling felt when it is struck
First Known Use: 1840

funny bone

noun fun·ny bone \ˈfən-ē-ˌ\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FUNNY BONE

:  the place at the back of the elbow where the ulnar nerve rests against a prominence of the humerus—called also crazy bone

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