verb (used with or without object), funned, fun·ning,
adjective, fun·ner, fun·nest.
- fuming sulphuric acid,
- fumitory family,
- fun and games,
- fun fair,
- fun fur,
- fun house,
- fun run
Origin of fun
Examples from the Web for funnest
“This is going to be the funnest campaign ever,” she told the New York Daily News.Kristin Davis, Self-Styled Spitzer Madam, Is Arraigned on Drug Charges|Michael Daly|August 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There's UP and US, and UT—an old name for the first (and last) tone, do, and WE (the funnest pronoun) and WO, which is woe.National Scrabble Day: A Poem So You’ll Know All 101 Two-Letter Words|David Bukszpan|April 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
That was one of the funnest parts of my life, driving school buses.
- (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.