verb (used with or without object), funned, fun·ning,
adjective, fun·ner, fun·nest.
Origin of fun
Examples from the Web for fun
It may be fun and it may get them paid, until oversaturation ruins our sense for irony and destroys the market for it.
But the fun starts when conservatives stop playing defense and go on offense.Steve Scalise and the Right’s Ridiculous Racial Blame Game|Michael Tomasky|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It was fearless and raunchy and fun and ridiculous and weird and feminist and powerful.Bow Down, Bitches: How Beyoncé Turned an Elevator Brawl Into a Perfect Year|Kevin Fallon|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In both of these latter cases, their eyes show more focus than fun, like tonight is a job.The Craziest Date Night for Single Jews, Where Mistletoe Is Ditched for Shots|Emily Shire|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Champagne should be fun and you should savor every moment of it.
Now, the fun had grown more boisterous, or so it appeared to me in contrast with the quiet we had left.Women's Wild Oats|C. Gasquoine Hartley
Sometimes when they were standing at their trough eating, he ran at them, just for the fun of seeing them run.
Real humor is primarily human—or divine, to be exact—and after that the fun may follow naturally in its order.Chimney-Pot Papers|Charles S. Brooks
Expeditions like this are rather an excuse for a couple of days' fun than anything else.Condemned as a Nihilist|George Alfred Henty
He enjoyed giving Fritz "a little bit of all-right," but he never resented it when Fritz had his own fun at our expense.Kitchener's Mob|James Norman Hall
British Dictionary definitions for fun
- (adverb) quickly; vigorously
- (interjection) not at all! certainly not!
verb funs, funning or funned
Word Origin for fun
Word Origin and History for fun
"diversion, amusement," 1727, earlier "a cheat, trick" (c.1700), from verb fun (1680s) "to cheat, hoax," of uncertain origin, probably a variant of Middle English fonnen "befool" (c.1400; see fond).
Stigmatized by Johnson as "a low cant word." Older sense is preserved in phrase to make fun of (1737) and funny money "counterfeit bills" (1938, though this may be more for the sake of the rhyme). See also funny.
Idioms and Phrases with fun
In addition to the idiom beginning with fun
- fun and games
- funny bone
- funny business
- funny money
- for fun
- like fun
- make fun of
- more fun than a barrel of monkeys
Also see underfunny.