funnyman

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See also: funny man

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Etymology[edit]

funny +‎ -man

Noun[edit]

funnyman (plural funnymen)

  1. (informal) comedian
    To get the party started a professional funnyman was hired.
    • 1988 December 16, Albert Williams, “Club Dates: Bruce Vilanch returns from Hollywood”, in Chicago Reader[1]:
      From 1970 to 1974 he was one of the most familiar funnymen in Chicago: by day a heavily promoted personality journalist, by night a "sit-down comic" with a devoted following.

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