Definition of


  1. (noun, act) activities that are enjoyable or amusing
    he is fun to have around
  2. (noun, act) violent and excited activity
    they began to fight like fun
  3. (noun, attribute) a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement
    he was fun to be with
  4. (noun, communication) verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)
    he said it in sport

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Fun

merriment, play, playfulness, sport

Origin of the word Fun

  1. 1685, 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… more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Fun

fabian, fabiana, fain, fame, famine, fan, fanion, fannie mae, fanny, faun, fauna, fava bean, fawn, fema, feminine, fen, feynman, fin, fine, finn, finnan, fm, fnma, foam, foamy, foehn, foeman, fohn, fume, funny

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