fun·​ny·​man | \ ˈfə-nē-ˌman How to pronounce funnyman (audio) \

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Examples of funnyman in a Sentence

a funnyman who honed his shtick in vaudeville, Milton Berle was credited with popularizing the medium of television
Recent Examples on the Web Kim Kardashian can't get enough of her funnyman, Pete Davidson. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 11 Apr. 2022 Which is when the nearly 300-pound former soprano slapped him with an open hand, opening up a four-inch gash along the funnyman’s face as her costume jewelry hit his cheek. Rob Long, National Review, 31 Mar. 2022 As a funnyman and late-night host, Kimmel (and others like him) could deliver a sharp monologue, engage a large crowd inside the theater as well as those hopefully watching from home, and keep the show moving at a clip. Washington Post, 22 Mar. 2022 But this story, the one at the heart of After Life, is one of the most profound creative projects the sometimes controversial funnyman has ever produced in his career. Andy Meek, BGR, 15 Jan. 2022 Sure, the audience, which included rapper Talib Kweli, D.C.-native funnyman Red Grant, and Wanda Durant, mother of basketball star Kevin Durant, were there to see Chappelle, but the school was the thing. Washington Post, 5 Oct. 2021 Of the years with the Braves, befriending immortals Hank Aaron and Warren Spahn, funnyman Bob Uecker and Joe Torre, his catcher in 114 starts. Los Angeles Times, 21 Dec. 2021 A few weeks later, Woodley confirmed the news herself during an interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon by showing off her giant rock on her ring finger for the funnyman and fans to see. Lanae Brody,, 17 Dec. 2021 Netflix's limited series (streaming now), which marks the biggest dramatic turn of Kevin Hart's career, stars the funnyman as Kid, a world-famous comedian from Philadelphia (sound familiar?). Derek Lawrence,, 25 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of funnyman

1839, in the meaning defined above

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20 Apr 2022

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“Funnyman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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