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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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Origin of fun

1675–85; dialectal variant of obsolete fon to befool. See fond1
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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
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