make fun of (someone or something)

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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.
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make fun of someone or something

to ridicule someone or something. Are you making fun of me? I am making fun of your hat.
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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

make fun of

To mock; ridicule.
See also: fun, make, of
References in classic literature ?
They sat side by side and chattered to one another, with smothered laughter: now and then they glanced at Philip and one of them said something in an undertone; they both giggled, and Philip blushed awkwardly, feeling that they were making fun of him.
Her invariable and favorite pursuit, when they met, consisted in making fun of him.
Not content with making fun of him among themselves, they insist on his seeing the joke.
This little kid, I put myself in his shoes and I just imagined him trying to chase his dreams and people making fun of him and then him possibly quitting when that could be something that he really pursued in the future.
During his trial, the defendant told the judge he attacked his friend for making fun of him because he didn't go to school.
ROMAN PAVLYUCHENKO has accused Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp of making fun of him by blocking his transfer back to Russia.