Fun definition

fŭn
Enjoyment; amusement.

We had fun at the beach.

noun
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(informal) Intended for, or giving, pleasure or amusement.

A fun gift.

adjective
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A source of enjoyment, amusement, or pleasure.

Was the party fun?

noun
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To speak or act facetiously; joke or fool.
verb
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To tease or speak playfully to.
verb
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(informal) To have or make fun; play or joke.
verb
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Enjoyable; amusing.
adjective
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noun
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The definition of fun is something that brings pleasure, joy or playfulness.

An example of fun is dancing with friends.

An example of fun is children playing together at the playground.

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This year's fashion style is much more fun than recent seasons.

adjective
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(colloquial) To tease, kid, poke fun at, make fun of.

Hey, don't get bent out of shape over it; I was just funning you.

verb
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Lively, joyous play or playfulness; amusement, sport, recreation, etc.
noun
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Enjoyment or pleasure.
noun
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(informal) Enjoyable, amusing.

We had a fun time at the party.

He is such a fun person to be with.

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A source or cause of amusement or merriment, as an amusing person or thing.
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for
  • As a joke; playfully.
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for fun
  • just for amusement; not seriously
idiom
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like fun!
  • by no means! not at all!
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make fun of
  • to mock or tease laughingly; ridicule
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of fun

  • Possibly from fon to make a fool of from Middle English fonnen to fool possibly from fonne fool

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Alternative etymology connects Middle English fonne to Old Frisian fonna, fone, fomne, variant forms of Old Frisian fāmne, fēmne (“young woman, virgin”), from Proto-Germanic *faimnijǭ (“maiden”), from Proto-Indo-European *peymen- (“girl”), *poymen- (“breast milk”). If so, then cognate with Old English fǣmne (“maid, virgin, damsel, bride”), West Frisian famke (“girl”), Eastern Frisian fone, fon (“woman, maid, servant," also "weakling, simpleton”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English fon, fonne (“foolish, simple, silly”), probably of North Germanic origin, related to Swedish fånig (“foolish”), Swedish fåne (“a fool”). Compare also Norwegian fomme, fume (“a fool”). More at fon.

    From Wiktionary