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.
Idioms about fun
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.
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How to use fun in a sentence
The addition of DeAndre Hopkins is making the Arizona Cardinals very fun to watch, and a healthy Cam Newton is showing why the power run is so hard to defend against in New England.
Meanwhile, bounce rate, session duration, and session depth rely on whether there is anything fun to do on your page.
So when Mitsu got the AAC job, I thought it would be fun to interview him, but not so formally.
Brands have found hashtag challenges are a useful hook for creating fun, shareable and viral content on TikTok.Deep Dive: How the Summer of 2020 forced brand marketing to change for the better | jim cooper | September 14, 2020 | Digiday
This person lists all the benefits of these environmentally positive behaviors, offers to make the actions easier for you, and gives you a fun goodie bag.How a vacation—or a pandemic—can help you adopt better habits now | matthewheimer | September 12, 2020 | Fortune
It may be fun and it may get them paid, until oversaturation ruins our sense for irony and destroys the market for it.
As far as I can tell, this magazine spent as much time making fun of French politicians as it did of Muslims or Islam.
And yes, our values include tolerance of those who wish to make fun of religion.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive | Ayaan Hirsi Ali | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Like I would do something making fun of somebody who was already down.Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire | William O’Connor | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
But quite unlike the schmuck, and this is the fun part, they never run up the white flag; indeed quite the opposite.Steve Scalise and the Right’s Ridiculous Racial Blame Game | Michael Tomasky | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
There'll be heaps uh fun in the Cypress Hills country when they get t' runnin' the whisky-jacks out.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
Gottschal knew perfectly well what was wanting, but he wished to have a little fun out of the matter.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
We had our fun, and cleared besides a profit of nearly four pounds sterling.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
At lunch he was the greatest possible fun, bubbling over with jokes and witty sallies.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
Alila has still another way of fishing which is not as hard work as diving, though, after all, it is not much fun.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin | Mary Hazelton Wade
British Dictionary definitions for fun
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, etc: a fun sport
(intr) informal to act in a joking or sporting manner
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other 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.
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.