funny bone

noun

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 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


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

noun fun·ny bone \ ˈfən-ē-ˌ \

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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