fun

[fuhn] /fʌn/
noun
1.
something that provides mirth or amusement:
"A picnic would be fun."
2.
enjoyment or playfulness:
"She's full of fun."
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), funned, funning
3.
Informal. joke; kid.
adjective, funner, funnest.
4.
Informal. of or pertaining to fun, especially to social fun:
"a fun thing to do; really a fun person; the funnest game."
5.
Informal. whimsical; flamboyant:
"The fashions this year are definitely on the fun side."
Idioms
6.
for/in fun, as a joke; not seriously; playfully:
"His insults were only in fun."
7.
like fun, Informal. certainly not; of doubtful truth:
"He told us that he finished the exam in an hour. Like fun he did!"
8.
make fun of, to make the object of ridicule; deride:
"The youngsters made fun of their teacher."
Origin
1675–85; dialectal variant of obsolete fon to befool. See fond1
Synonyms
1, 2. merriment, pleasure, play, gaiety.
British Dictionary definitions for funner
fun (fʌn)
 
n
1.  a source of enjoyment, amusement, diversion, etc
2.  pleasure, gaiety, or merriment
3.  jest or sport (esp in the phrases in or for fun)
4.  facetious, ironic fun and games amusement; frivolous activity
5.  informal like fun
 a.  (adverb) quickly; vigorously
 b.  (interjection) not at all! certainly not!
6.  make fun of, poke fun at to ridicule or deride
7.  (modifier) full of amusement, diversion, gaiety, etc: a fun sport
 
vb , funs, funning, funned
8.  informal (intr) to act in a joking or sporting manner
 
[C17: perhaps from obsolete fon to make a fool of; see fond1]

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Word Origin and History for funner
fun
1680s, v., "to cheat, hoax," probably a variant of M.E. fon "befool" (c.1400), later "trick, hoax, practical joke," of uncertain origin. Stigmatized by Johnson as "a low cant word." Older sense is preserved in phrase to make fun of and funny money "counterfeit bills" (1938, though this may be more for the sake of the rhyme); sense of "amusement" is 1727. See also funny.
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Slang definitions & phrases for funner

fun

adjective

With which, with whom, in which, etc, one can have fun : Mickey and his chums introduce each other as ''a real fun guy'' (1950s+)

general

like hell, poke fun


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