[ fuhn ]
/ fʌn /
something that provides mirth or amusement: A picnic would be fun.
enjoyment or playfulness: She's full of fun.
verb (used with or without object), funned, fun·ning,
Informal. joke; kid.
adjective, fun·ner, fun·nest.
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.
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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
1675–85; dialectal variant of obsolete fon to befool. See fond1
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Examples from the Web for funner
What fair lady can bear the sight of her face painted in one of the old poke bonnets of funner days?Ask Momma|R. S. Surtees
British Dictionary definitions for funner
/ (fʌn) /
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
verb funs, funning or funned
(intr) informal to act in a joking or sporting manner
Word Origin for fun
C17: perhaps from obsolete fon to make a fool of; see fond 1
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Idioms and Phrases with funner
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.
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