- something that provides mirth or amusement: A picnic would be fun.
- enjoyment or playfulness: She's full of fun.
- Informal. joke; kid.
- Informal. of or relating to fun, especially to social fun: a fun thing to do; really a fun person; the funnest game.
- Informal. whimsical; flamboyant: The fashions this year are definitely on the fun side.
- for/in fun, as a joke; not seriously; playfully: His insults were only in fun.
- like fun, Informal. certainly not; of doubtful truth: He told us that he finished the exam in an hour. Like fun he did!
- make fun of, to make the object of ridicule; deride: The youngsters made fun of their teacher.
Origin of fun
SynonymsSee more synonyms for fun on Thesaurus.com
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.Trolls and Martyrdom: Je Ne Suis Pas Charlie
January 9, 2015
But quite unlike the schmuck, and this is the fun part, they never run up the white flag; indeed quite the opposite.
But the fun starts when conservatives stop playing defense and go on offense.
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
December 31, 2014
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
December 26, 2014
So while you were having your fun there I was having mine here, and I had it good and plenty.
Anyway, he said, Jim had already sure-enough drowned as fur as there was any fun in it.
The fun and the excitement of the game are more than the game.
There's more where it came from, and no end of fun going after it.
And that's why I'm outlastin' a lot of the boys and still gettin' my fun out of the game.
- a source of enjoyment, amusement, diversion, etc
- pleasure, gaiety, or merriment
- jest or sport (esp in the phrases in or for fun)
- fun and games facetious, ironic amusement; frivolous activity
- like fun informal
- (adverb)quickly; vigorously
- (interjection)not at all! certainly not!
- make fun of or poke fun at to ridicule or deride
- (modifier) full of amusement, diversion, gaiety, etca fun sport
- (intr) informal to act in a joking or sporting manner
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.