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fun

[ fuhn ]
/ fʌn /
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noun
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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Idioms about fun

Origin of fun

1675–85; dialectal variant of obsolete fon to befool. See fond1
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How to use fun in a sentence

  • 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 fun

fun
/ (fʌn) /

noun
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
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

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