Definition of Funny farm

1. Noun. Pejorative terms for an insane asylum.

Definition of Funny farm

1. Noun. (idiomatic) An insane asylum. (defdate from the 20th c.) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Funny Farm

funnily enough
funny bone
funny bones
funny book
funny books
funny car
funny cars
funny farm (current term)
funny farms
funny ha-ha
funny ha ha
funny house
funny money
funny pages
funny papers
funny story
funny stuff
funny wagon

Literary usage of Funny farm

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Rediscovering America: Exploring the Small Towns of Virginia & Maryland by William J. Burnham, Mary K. Burnham (2002)
"It's nine miles outside Culpeper, but worth the drive for a unique lodging experience at The funny farm Inn. Guests can bring their horses and well-behaved ..."

2. Poetical Works of the Late Thomas Warton by Thomas Warton, Richard Mant (1802)
"C "7 ] HORACE, BOOK iii. OD. 18. AFTER THE MANNER OF MILTON. FAUNUS, who lov'ft to chafe the light-foot Nymphs, Propitious guard my fields and funny farm, ..."

3. Adventure Guide to the Pacific Northwest by Don Young, Marjorie Young (1999)
"For something of a more fanciful nature, visit The funny farm at Buffet Flat, located seven miles north of Bend on Route 97 at the Deschutes junction. ..."

4. Greek Islands by Anne Midgette (1999)
"For years, the name was synonymous to Greeks with the "funny farm," thanks to the large mental institution located here. Then, its strategic location and ..."

5. Daytrips Eastern Australia: 60 One Day Adventures by Car, Rail Or Bus by James Postell (2004)
"... on Ash Strict for AU $9.90 adult AU $5.50 children, AU $7.70 mm and AU $27.50 families; »Mad Micks Hoppers & Huts funny farm, K (07) 4651-1172, ..."

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