(informal) enjoyable, amusing
- We had a fun time at the party.
(informal) whimsical, flamboyant
- He is such a fun person to be with.
- This year's fashion style is much more fun than recent seasons.
* Note that the use of fun as an adjective is often considered unacceptable in formal contexts. For more on the slang comparative and superlative, the use of which is disputed, see
amusement, enjoyment or pleasure
* 2000 , Robert Stanley, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Adobe Photoshop 6 , Alpha Books, page 377
playful, often noisy, activity.
- Grafting your boss's face onto the hind end of a donkey is fun, but serious fun is when you create the impossible and it looks real.
* amusement, diversion, enjoyment, a laugh, pleasure
* boisterousness, horseplay, rough and tumble
* for the fun of it
* fun and games
* fun bags
* fun run, fun runner, fun running
* good fun
* great fun
* have fun
* have fun with
* in fun
* like fun
* make fun of
* poke fun at
(colloquial) To tease, kid, poke fun at, make fun of.
- Hey, don't get bent out of shape over it; I was just funning you.
From (etyl) scof/skof, of Scandinavian origin. Compare (etyl) skaup, Danish skuffelse(noun)/skuffe(verb) and Old High German scoph.
Derision; ridicule; a derisive or mocking expression of scorn, contempt, or reproach.
* 1852 , The Dublin University Magazine (page 66)
- With scoffs , and scorns, and contumelious taunts.
An object of scorn, mockery, or derision.
- There were sneers, and scoffs , and inuendoes of some; prophecies of failure in a hundred ways
- The scoff of withered age and beardless youth.
* derision, ridicule
* See also
To jeer; laugh at with contempt and derision.
- Truth from his lips prevailed with double sway, / And fools who came to scoff , remained to pray.
* contemn, deride, sneer
(South Africa) Food.
(British) To eat food quickly.
(South Africa) To eat.
* (eat quickly) (l), (l) (US)