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Is fun a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word fun is a Scrabble US word. The word fun is worth 6 points in Scrabble:


Is fun a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word fun is a Scrabble UK word and has 6 points:


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You can make 4 words from 'fun' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

3 letters words from 'fun'

FUN 6 

2 letters words from 'fun'

FU 5NU 2
UN 2 

All 3 letters words made out of fun

fun ufn fnu nfu unf nuf

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word fun. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in fun.

Definitions and meaning of fun



From Middle English fonne, fon (foolish, simple, silly) or fonnen (make a fool of), probably of North Germanic origin, related to Swedish fånig (foolish), Swedish fåne (a fool). Compare also Norwegian fomme, fume (a fool). More at fon, fond.

As a noun, fun is recorded from 1700, with a meaning "a cheat, trick, hoax", from a verb fun meaning "to cheat, trick" (1680s). The meaning "diversion, amusement" dates to the 1720s. The older meaning is preserved in the phrase "to make fun of" (1737) and in usage of the adjective funny. The use of fun as adjective is newest and is due to reanalysis of the noun; this was incipient in the mid-19th century.

Alternative etymology connected Middle English fonne with Old Frisian fonna, fone, fomne, variant forms of fāmne, fēmne (young woman, virgin), from Proto-West Germanic *faimnijā, from Proto-Germanic *faimnijǭ (maiden), from Proto-Indo-European *peymen- (girl), *poymen- (breast milk). If so, then cognate with Old English fǣmne (maid, virgin, damsel, bride), West Frisian famke (girl), Saterland Frisian fone, fon (woman, maid, servant," also "weakling, simpleton).


  • (US, UK) enPR: fŭn, IPA(key): /fʌn/
  • (Northern England) IPA(key): /fʊn/
  • Rhymes: -ʌn


fun (uncountable)

  1. amusement, enjoyment or pleasure
  2. playful, often noisy, activity.


  • (enjoyment, amusement): amusement, diversion, enjoyment, a laugh, pleasure
  • (playful, often noisy, activity): boisterousness, horseplay, rough and tumble

Derived terms



fun (comparative more fun or funner, superlative most fun or funnest)

  1. (informal) enjoyable, amusing
    We had a fun time at the party.
    He is such a fun person to be with.
    • 2016 January 11, Tom Bateman, quoted in Nigel Hunt, "Jekyll and Hyde, TV revamp of Robert Louis Stevenson classic, debuts on CBC-TV" CBC News, Canada:
      He's the liberated character that everyone wants to be, so he was very fun to play
  2. (informal) whimsical, flamboyant
    This year's fashion style is much more fun than recent seasons.

Usage notes

  • Note that, prescriptively, the adjectival use of fun, instead of funny as in a funny movie, is often considered unacceptable in formal contexts. This includes censure of the comparative and superlative funner and funnest, but equally constructions such as very fun (rather than, say, a lot of fun). For more, see Quinion's discussion.



fun (third-person singular simple present funs, present participle funning, simple past and past participle funned)

  1. (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.



  • FNU, NFU, unf



fun (invariable)

  1. (colloquial) fun


Etymology 1

Inflected form of ir (to go).



  1. first-person singular preterite indicative of ir

Etymology 2

Inflected form of ser (to be).



  1. first-person singular preterite indicative of ser




  1. Rōmaji transcription of ふん
  2. Rōmaji transcription of フン




  1. owner




  1. give
  2. choke, squeeze, strangle, throttle
  3. scatter, strew
  4. sew



  1. for, on behalf of

  • to act playfully.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)