funnest

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

funnest

  1. (humorous, nonstandard) superlative of fun
    • 2007, Terry Francona, Pressure on Red Sox as ALCS shifts to Cleveland [4]
      That was one of the funnest games I've ever been a part of until the very end, and then it rapidly became a whole lot not of fun. We lost in kind of an ugly fashion at the end.

Usage notes[edit]

While funnest is a regular superlative of the adjective fun, the superlative most fun is much more common. The use of fun as an adjective is itself still often seen as informal[1] or casual[2] and to be avoided in formal writing, and this would apply equally to the superlative form. Merriam-Webster gives fun as an adjective without comment, and states that funner and funnest are "sometimes" used[3].

Quotations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition, 2000. (web version) [1]
  2. ^ Edith Hope Fine, Judith Pinkerton Josephson, More Nitty-Gritty Grammar, 2001. [2]
  3. ^ [3]

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

funnest

  1. past participle of finnast