funnies


funnies
funnies [fun′ēz]
pl.n.
1. comic strips
2. the section or supplement of a newspaper containing comic strips: with the

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(also the funny papers, the funny pages, the comics) n [pl] (AmE)
the section of a newspaper containing comic strips. US Sunday newspapers print colour sections with longer comic strips. Most are funny, like Peanuts, but some tell adventure or crime stories, like Dick Tracy. The funnies have been a US tradition since the early 20th century.

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