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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal A point on the elbow where the ulnar nerve runs close to the surface and produces a sharp tingling sensation if knocked against the bone.
  • n. Informal A sense of humor.

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  • n. One's sense of humor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See crazy bone, under Crazy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The place at the elbow where the ulnar nerve passes by the internal condyle of the humerus.

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  • n. 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

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  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
    noun
    Etymology: from the tingling felt when it is struck
    Date: 1840
    1 : the place at the back of the elbow where the ulnar nerve rests against a prominence of the humerus
    2 : a sense of humor

    I just gave my funny bone a whack and there was surprisingly little humor in the humerus.

    February 11, 2008