the funny farm

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the funny farm

informal + humorous + often considered offensive
:a hospital for people who are mentally ill

Word by Word Definitions

funny play
  1. : affording light mirth and laughter : amusing

  2. : seeking or intended to amuse : facetious

  3. : differing from the ordinary in a suspicious, perplexing, quaint, or eccentric way : peculiar

  1. : one that is funny

  2. : comic strips or the comic section of a periodical

farm play
  1. : a sum or due fixed in amount and payable at fixed intervals

  2. : a letting out of revenues or taxes for a fixed sum to one authorized to collect and retain them

  3. : a district or division of a country leased out for the collection of government revenues

  1. : rent

  2. : to collect and take the fees or profits of (an occupation or business) on payment of a fixed sum

  3. : to give up (something, such as an estate or a business) to another on condition of receiving in return a fixed sum


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