verb (used with or without object), funned, fun·ning,
adjective, fun·ner, fun·nest.
Origin of fun
Synonyms for fun
Related Words for funnedbanter, quip, laugh, joke, bother, tease, pretend, delude, taunt, rag, gird, deride, rib, josh, jolly, mock, fool, gibe, needle, scoff
- (adverb)quickly; vigorously
- (interjection)not at all! certainly not!
verb funs, funning or funned
Word Origin 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.
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.