early 15c., "relating to the body humors," a native formation from humor, or else from Middle French humoreux "damp," from Old French humor (see humor (n.)). The meaning "funny" dates from 1705 in English. Related: Humorously; humorousness.
1. John Lennon found time to publish two books of his humorous prose.
2. Normally he asked questions, and had a humorous remark or two.
3. The writing is brutally tough and savagely humorous.
4. He gave a humorous account of their trip to Spain.