make fun of


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.

make fun of (someone or something)

To mock or direct insults at someone or something. You can make fun of me all you want, but I love these shoes. Please stop making fun of the movie. You don't have to sit here and watch it, you know.
See also: fun, make, of
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

make fun of someone or something

to ridicule someone or something. Are you making fun of me? I am making fun of your hat.
See also: fun, make, of
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

make fun of

Also, poke fun at; make sport of. Mock, ridicule, as in The girls made fun of Mary's shoes, or They poked fun at Willie's haircut, or I wish you wouldn't make sport of the new boy. The first term dates from the early 1700s, the second from the mid-1800s, and the third from the early 1500s.
See also: fun, make, of
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

make ˈfun of somebody/something

(also poke ˈfun at somebody/something) make unkind remarks or jokes about somebody: People enjoy making fun of the clothes I wear, though they seem all right to me.It’s a programme that likes to poke fun at the royal family.
See also: fun, make, of, somebody, something
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

make fun of

To mock; ridicule.
See also: fun, make, of
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
In the video, Uson asked Olivar to do a sign language and he proceeded to make fun of it.
In a statement given to (http://www.tmz.com/2016/12/05/nicki-minaj-mental-illness-miami-woman-instagram/) TMZ , a representative for NAMI said, "Nobody would make fun of a cancer patient, and mental illness is an illness like any other."