funny bone

funny bone
noun informal the part of the elbow over which passes the ulnar nerve, which may cause numbness and pain along the forearm and hand if knocked.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • funny bone — {n.} 1. The place at the back of the elbow that hurts like electricity when accidentally hit. * /He hit his funny bone on the arm of the chair./ 2. or {informal}[crazy bone] Sense of humor; understanding jokes. * /Her way of telling the story… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • funny bone — {n.} 1. The place at the back of the elbow that hurts like electricity when accidentally hit. * /He hit his funny bone on the arm of the chair./ 2. or {informal}[crazy bone] Sense of humor; understanding jokes. * /Her way of telling the story… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Funny bone — Funny Fun ny, a. [Compar. {Funnier}; superl. {Funniest}.] [From {Fun}.] Droll; comical; amusing; laughable; inciting laughter. [1913 Webster] {Funny bone}. See {crazy bone}, under {Crazy}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • funny bone — funny bones N COUNT: usu sing Your funny bone is the soft part of your elbow which gives you an uncomfortable feeling on your skin if it is hit. [INFORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • funny bone — n [singular] the soft part of your elbow that particularly hurts when you hit it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • funny bone — funny ,bone noun singular INFORMAL the part of your elbow that hurts when you hit it against something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • funny bone — ► NOUN informal ▪ the part of the elbow over which the ulnar nerve passes, which may cause numbness and pain if knocked …   English terms dictionary

  • funny bone — n. [from its reaction to impact, but prob. suggested also by its relation to the humerus (hence, “humorous”)] 1. a place on the inner elbow where the ulnar nerve passes close to the surface: a sharp impact at this place causes a strange, tingling …   English World dictionary

  • funny bone — noun a point on the elbow where the ulnar nerve passes near the surface; a sharp tingling sensation results when the nerve is knocked against the bone the funny bone is not humerus • Syn: ↑crazy bone • Hypernyms: ↑ulnar nerve, ↑cubital nerve,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Funny bone — As in "it tickled my funny bone." When the elbow is bumped, the ulnar nerve running past the elbow is stimulated and produces a strange (funny) electric sensation. * * * fun·ny bone fən ē . n the place at the back of the elbow where the …   Medical dictionary

  • funny\ bone — noun 1. the place at the back of the elbow that hurts like electricity when accidentally hit. He hit his funny bone on the arm of the chair. 2. • informal crazy bone Sense of humor; understanding jokes. Her way of telling the story tickled his… …   Словарь американских идиом


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