One male representative was amused, suggesting that if the amendment passed, some airline stewardesses might be replaced with men.
He was peering at me over the top rim of those glasses, with an amused little smile.
After preparatory school in Illinois, Hay went to Brown University, where he amused men and charmed women.
late 15c., "to divert the attention, beguile, delude," from Middle French amuser "divert, cause to muse," from a "at, to" (but here probably a causal prefix) + muser "ponder, stare fixedly" (see muse (v.)). Sense of "divert from serious business, tickle the fancy of" is recorded from 1630s, but through 18c. the primary meaning was "deceive, cheat" by first occupying the attention. Bemuse retains more of the original meaning. Related: Amused; amusing.