from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A source of enjoyment, amusement, or pleasure.
- n. Enjoyment; amusement: have fun at the beach.
- n. Playful, often noisy, activity.
- intransitive v. Informal To behave playfully; joke.
- adj. Informal Enjoyable; amusing: "You're a real fun guy” ( Margaret Truman).
- idiom for As a joke; playfully.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. enjoyable, amusing.
- adj. whimsical, flamboyant
- n. amusement, enjoyment or pleasure.
- n. playful, often noisy, activity.
- v. To tease, kid, poke fun at.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Sport; merriment; frolicsome amusement.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Mirthful sport; frolicsome amusement; enjoyment from gay or comical action or speech.
- n. Mirthful wit or humor; sportive gaiety of speech or manner; drollery; whimsicality.
- To make fun; jest; joke: as, I was only funning.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)
- n. violent and excited activity
- n. a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement
- n. activities that are enjoyable or amusing
Possibly from fon, to make a fool of, from Middle English fonnen, to fool, possibly from fonne, fool.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English fon, fonne ("foolish, simple, silly"), probably of North Germanic origin, related to Swedish fånig ("foolish"), Swedish fåne ("a fool"). Compare also Norwegian fomme, fume ("a fool"). More at fon. (Wiktionary)