fun
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 M.E. fonnen "befool" (c.1400; see FOND (Cf. 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 (Cf. funny).

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  • fun — [ fɶn ] n. m. • 1974; mot angl. « amusement » ♦ Anglic. Joie délirante et exubérante. Adjt Ils sont fun. ♢ Région. (Québec) FUN [ fɔn ] ou FONNE : amusement. C est le fun ! Avoir du fun, du plaisir, de l agrément. « Si t es pas venu ici pour… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Fun — Fun, Fun, Fun Saltar a navegación, búsqueda «Fun, Fun, Fun» Sencillo de The Beach Boys del álbum Shut Down Volume 2 Lado B « Why Do Fools Fall In Love » Publicación 3 de febrero d …   Wikipedia Español

  • fun — /fun/, n., v., funned, funning, adj. n. 1. something that provides mirth or amusement: A picnic would be fun. 2. enjoyment or playfulness: She s full of fun. 3. for or in fun, as a joke; not seriously; playfully: His insults were only in fun. 4.… …   Universalium

  • fun — fun, jest, sport, game, play are comparable when they denote something (as an activity, an utterance, or a form of expression) that provides diversion or amusement or is intended to arouse laughter. Fun implies amusement or an engagement in what… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • fun — [fun] n. [< ME fonne, a fool, foolish, or fonnen, to be foolish < ?] 1. a) lively, joyous play or playfulness; amusement, sport, recreation, etc. b) enjoyment or pleasure 2. a source or cause of amusement or merriment, as an amusing person… …   English World dictionary

  • Fun — 〈[fʌ̣n] m.; ; unz.; salopp〉 Spaß ● Fun haben Spaß haben, sich amüsieren, sich sorglos vergnügen [engl., „Spaß“] * * * Fun [fan ], der; s [engl. fun]: Spaß, den jmd. bei bestimmten Tätigkeiten hat: F. haben. * * * FUN   [Abk. für Free Universal …   Universal-Lexikon

  • fun — first recorded in 1700 and stigmatized by Dr Johnson as a ‘low cant word’ (i.e. ephemeral jargon), has long hovered on the brink of adjectival status (It was really fun) and more recently has taken a step further in informal attributive uses such …   Modern English usage

  • Fun — steht für: Spaß (Amerikanismus), oft in Verbindung mit Sportarten, Musikrichtungen etc.: z. B. Fun Punk Fun (Gewichtseinheit), eine Gewichts und Geldeinheit im alten japanischen Maßsystem Shakkanhō FUN steht für: Flughafen Funafuti in Tuvalu …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Fun — Fun, n. [Perh. of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. & Gael. fonn pleasure.] Sport; merriment; frolicsome amusement. Oddity, frolic, and fun. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] {To make fun of}, to hold up to, or turn into, ridicule. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fun — ► NOUN 1) light hearted pleasure or amusement. 2) a source of this. 3) playfulness or good humour. ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ enjoyable. ● make fun of Cf. ↑make fun of …   English terms dictionary

  • Fun — 〈[fʌ̣n] m.; Gen.: ; Pl.: unz.; umg.; salopp〉 Fun haben Spaß haben, sich amüsieren, sich sorglos vergnügen [Etym.: <engl. fun »Freude, Spaß«] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

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