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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
1675-1685
1675-85; dialectal variant of obsolete fon to befool. See fond1
Synonyms
1, 2. merriment, pleasure, play, gaiety.
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British Dictionary definitions for make fun of

fun

/fʌn/
noun
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
  1. (adverb) quickly; vigorously
  2. (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
verb funs, funning, funned
8.
(intransitive) (informal) to act in a joking or sporting manner
Word Origin
C17: perhaps from obsolete fon to make a fool of; see fond1
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Word Origin and History for make fun of

fun

n.

"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.

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Slang definitions & phrases for make fun of

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+)

Related Terms

like hell, poke fun


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Idioms and Phrases with make fun of

make fun of

Also, poke fun at; make sport of. Mock, ridicule, as in The girls made fun of Mary's shoes, or They poked fun at Willie's haircut, or I wish you wouldn't make sport of the new boy. The first term dates from the early 1700s, the second from the mid-1800s, and the third from the early 1500s.

fun

In addition to the idiom beginning with
fun
also see under:
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