fun and games


plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: light amusement

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Automotive journalists—even ours—can be swayed by the fun and games and shiny new toys at a press preview, and automotive marketing directors are among the greatest self-hypnotists of all time. David E. Davis Jr., Car and Driver, 15 Feb. 2023 And puzzles aren't just fun and games, either: A 2014 study found that working on games like jigsaw puzzles can enhance spatial skills. Jamie Spain, Good Housekeeping, 14 Feb. 2023 Rizzo, 33, the New York Yankee first baseman, Parkland native, and cancer survivor, recently hosted families who have been impacted by pediatric cancer for a day of fun and games at Boomers in Boca Raton. Gary Curreri, Sun Sentinel, 10 Feb. 2023 The potent conjunction between the Moon and Saturn in your 9th House of Higher Learning is here to remind you that racking up knowledge isn't just for fun and games. Chicago Tribune, 25 Dec. 2022 But the rescue dog's life wasn't about fun and games until recently. Kelli Bender, Peoplemag, 8 Dec. 2022 Unlike this night in Austin, though, getting that album out has been far from all fun and games. Heran Mamo, Billboard, 16 Nov. 2022 But for Estrada and Mosman, their senior season will not be about fun and games. Los Angeles Times, 2 Nov. 2022 These potentially life-saving puzzles are more than just fun and games. Bob Hirshon, Discover Magazine, 9 Mar. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fun and games was in 1920

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Cite this Entry

“Fun and games.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

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