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funny man

Syllabification: fun·ny man

Definition of funny man in English:

noun

A professional comedian or clown.
Example sentences
  • ‘I'm the straight man to his funny man,’ explains Cosgrove.
  • Witness those professional funny men who seem to lead lives of dull or doped desperation.
  • Through my tears I ask the Saskatchewan funny men what it's like to be professional side-splitters in such a thinly populated place.

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