Definition of for fun in English:

for fun

(also for the fun of it)


  • In order to amuse oneself and not for any more serious purpose.

    ‘I paint a bit for fun’
    • ‘Actually I wrote this story for fun and it's not really meant to be serious.’
    • ‘While many of us play tennis just for the fun of it, we also are challenged by the idea of how it might fit into a total health and wellness strategy.’
    • ‘It was more for fun and people didn't take it seriously enough, so it didn't really work.’
    • ‘This bug took him to Bosnia, where a local film crew playfully scooped up live mines and waved them around for fun.’
    • ‘Hundreds of people, young and old, have taken up the opportunity to learn new skills, enjoy a hobby or just try out something new for the fun of it.’
    • ‘With few responsibilities and fewer cares, we were free to participate in activities just for the fun of it.’
    • ‘Some 40 million people said they were surfing for fun on a typical day during the month.’
    • ‘Since he has recently, himself, acquired a garden shed I will be interested to see if it accumulates some Palladian detailing for the fun of it.’
    • ‘But tonight, just for the fun of it, Des and I are going up to Wembley to see if we can get tickets for about 20 quid.’
    • ‘I also see sport as being fun, and let's face it, the only reason that most people do sports is for fun.’