To make fun of
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]


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  • make fun of — or[poke fun at] {v. phr.}, {informal} To joke about; laugh at; tease; mock. * /Men like to make fun of the trimmings on women s hats./ * /James poked fun at the new pupil because her speech was not like the other pupils./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make fun of — or[poke fun at] {v. phr.}, {informal} To joke about; laugh at; tease; mock. * /Men like to make fun of the trimmings on women s hats./ * /James poked fun at the new pupil because her speech was not like the other pupils./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make fun of — Synonyms and related words: be merry with, crack a joke, crack wise, deride, fleer at, fun, gibe at, grin at, hold in derision, jape, jest, joke, josh, kid, kid around, laugh at, laugh to scorn, make a funny, make fun, make game of, make merry… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • make fun of — verb To tease, ridicule or make jokes about, generally in a manner. Please stop making fun of your sister and just help her! Syn: make sport of, poke fun, mock, deride …   Wiktionary

  • make fun of — phrasal to make an object of amusement or laughter ; ridicule, mock …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • To laugh out of the other corner of the mouth — Laugh Laugh (l[aum]f), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Laughed} (l[aum]ft); p. pr. & vb. n. {Laughing}.] [OE. laughen, laghen, lauhen, AS. hlehhan, hlihhan, hlyhhan, hliehhan; akin to OS. hlahan, D. & G. lachen, OHG. hlahhan, lahhan, lahh[=e]n, Icel.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To laugh out of the other side of the mouth — Laugh Laugh (l[aum]f), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Laughed} (l[aum]ft); p. pr. & vb. n. {Laughing}.] [OE. laughen, laghen, lauhen, AS. hlehhan, hlihhan, hlyhhan, hliehhan; akin to OS. hlahan, D. & G. lachen, OHG. hlahhan, lahhan, lahh[=e]n, Icel.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • make game of — verb to ridicule; to jest Syn: make a laughingstock of, make fun of …   Wiktionary

  • To poke fun — Poke Poke, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Poked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Poking}.] [Cf. LG. poken to prick, pierce, thrust, pok a dagger, knife, D. pook, G. pocken to beat, also Ir. poc a blow, Gael. puc to push.] 1. To thrust or push against or into with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To poke fun at — Poke Poke, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Poked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Poking}.] [Cf. LG. poken to prick, pierce, thrust, pok a dagger, knife, D. pook, G. pocken to beat, also Ir. poc a blow, Gael. puc to push.] 1. To thrust or push against or into with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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