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

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a funnyman who honed his shtick in vaudeville, Milton Berle was credited with popularizing the medium of television
Recent Examples on the Web On Monday, the Black Widow actress, who married Saturday Night Live funnyman Colin Jost in an intimate, secret ceremony at the end of October, was photographed in New York City with her thick gold wedding band on display. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "Scarlett Johansson Flaunted Her Massive New Gold Wedding Band in New York," 11 Nov. 2020 That was how funnyman Flip Wilson explained away his rogue moves in 1970s comedy bits. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, "It’s a Straight Line from Biden to BLM," 5 Sep. 2020 The funnyman, who shares three daughters with his wife, Blake Lively, released a new ad for his gin company, Aviation American Gin, on Sunday. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Ryan Reynolds Teases His Family in a Father's Day–Themed Aviation Gin Ad," 23 June 2020 The funnyman was among the numerous celebrities who raised awareness about Floyd, a black man who died last week in Minneapolis after a white police officer was filmed kneeling on his neck. Rachel Yang,, "Seth Rogen blasts followers criticizing his support of Black Lives Matter: 'You don't deserve my movies'," 2 June 2020 Who else will come out of the woodwork to reveal that the funnyman ignored their advances? Rachel Yang,, "Kate Hudson joins Nicole Kidman on Jimmy Fallon's list of missed dating opportunities," 28 Apr. 2020 Being the son of a funnyman, Brian is one of those docs usually cracking jokes in the E.R., jibing patients into smiles. Kevin Fagan,, "Bay Area comic Michael Pritchard a lifeline to his son, an ER doctor in New York," 30 Apr. 2020 Musicians and celebrities turned to social media to pay tribute to the late actor and funnyman. Abid Rahman, Billboard, "John Witherspoon Dies: Tributes Pour In for 'Friday' and 'Tracy Morgan Show' Actor," 30 Oct. 2019 The lovable funnyman explained by using the example of his daughter's chores. Sonja Haller, USA TODAY, "'There was some weirdness': Patton Oswalt opens up about family changes after wife's death," 14 Nov. 2019

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1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Funnyman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of funnyman

informal : a man who is funny especially : a professional comedian

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