funnyman

noun

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

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 There was a dark side to the life of one of television’s most beloved funnymen, however. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, 29 Oct. 2023 Although the main topic of the show is the Hollywood strikes, the TV funnymen will delve into other topics. Carlos De Loera, Los Angeles Times, 31 Aug. 2023 Although the main topic of the show is the Hollywood strikes, the TV funnymen will also delve into other topics. Carlos De Loera, Los Angeles Times, 29 Aug. 2023 Correspondent Jim Axelrod talked with the funnyman's children – actor and director Rob Reiner, psychoanalyst Annie Reiner, and artist Lucas Reiner – about their dad's museum-quality legacy. David Morgan, CBS News, 20 Jan. 2023 The funnyman’s face caught fire, leaving him with serious burn injuries and sending him to the hospital for several days. Joseph Wilkinson New York Daily News (tns), al, 15 Dec. 2022 Case in point: the world-famous funnyman chose to wear a Royal Oak on his latest tour. Cait Bazemore, Robb Report, 14 Dec. 2022 Although Leno’s injuries were serious, Grossman said at the time that the funnyman was expected to make a full recovery. Dan Heching, CNN, 13 Dec. 2022 This will be the funnyman’s third time as host, which will put him in a tie with Billy Crystal and Steve Martin for hosting the most Oscar ceremonies in this century. Paul Grein, Billboard, 7 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of funnyman was in 1839

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“Funnyman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/funnyman. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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