funny bone

noun

Definition of funny bone

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

  2. 2 :  a sense of humor

Examples of funny bone in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of funny bone

from the tingling felt when it is struck


First Known Use: 1840


FUNNY BONE Defined for English Language Learners

funny bone

noun

Definition of funny bone for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

funny bone

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noun fun·ny bone \ˈfən-ē-ˌ\

Medical Definition of funny bone

  1. :  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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