Definition of fun and games

: light amusement

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Sometimes, the usual fun and games aren't enough to have a good time. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "25 Fun Challenges to Play With Your Friends," 27 Nov. 2018 Original Post: October 13, 2018 at 1:24 p.m. EST Misconception: being a famous interior designer is all fun and games. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "[UPDATED] Doug Wilson Explains His Trading Spaces Costar Didn't Injure Him After All," 14 Oct. 2018 This isn't just fun and games for the sake of idle curiosity (not that there's anything wrong with that). Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "MIT scientists crack the case of breaking spaghetti in two," 15 Aug. 2018 Even when sharing a cute, smiley photo, Philipps makes sure to point out it’s not all fun and games with her two daughters. Patricia Garcia, Vogue, "Cardi B Cancels Tour to Focus on Motherhood, and 9 Other Celebrity Moms Who Know the Struggle Is Real," 27 July 2018 Starting at a leisurely pace, the movie finds time for father-and-daughter fun and games during one of those visits. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Review: A Sequel With Wings," 5 July 2018 Summer Camp Fun at the Center: Monday, Aug. 6, at 10 a.m. Taking place of the monthly meeting, there will be a morning of 'Minute to Win it' fun and games with each other. Courant Community, "Community News For The Colchester Edition," 10 July 2018 The mystical rituals of earlier times evolved into more lighthearted fun and games. Marissa Gold, Country Living, "Everything You Need to Know About the History of Halloween and Why We Celebrate It," 6 July 2018 The fun and games include sack races and egg tosses. Scott Craven, azcentral, "Best Fourth of July fireworks, events around Arizona," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of fun and games

1920, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of fun and games

: activity that is meant to be enjoyable rather than serious

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