Definition of funny papers in English:

funny papers

plural noun

North american
  • A section of a newspaper containing cartoons and humorous matter.

    • ‘There are funny papers to be read, feline ears to be scratched, chairs in which to doze and the last hours of a weekend to be savored.’
    • ‘We always liked jokes, the funny papers and comic books.’
    • ‘‘Since I was a little kid, I used to read the funny papers with my grandfather,’ says Baker, who grew up in New York City.’
    • ‘But first, Doc offers this critique of the funny papers in the Times.’
    • ‘These cartoonists are famous, at least to those of us who follow the funny papers.’
    • ‘The screenplay is as thin as the funny papers from which it sprang.’
    • ‘Scott nodded and turned to go back to his funny papers and the sports news.’