verb (used with or without object), funned, fun·ning,
adjective, fun·ner, fun·nest.
Origin of fun
Examples from the Web for funs
They're willin, them chaps in New York, to receive all the Funs you'll send 'em.
But there's one pint on which both sides agree—that's the Funs.
And, like the gen'rous souls as they was, funs was lib'rally contribooted.
British Dictionary definitions for funs
- (adverb) quickly; vigorously
- (interjection) not at all! certainly not!
verb funs, funning or funned
Word Origin for fun
Word Origin and History for funs
"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.
Idioms and Phrases with funs
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.