figure of funnoun [ C usually singular ]uk /ˌfɪɡ.ər əv ˈfʌn/ us /ˌfɪɡ.jʊr əv ˈfʌn/ mainly UK
Examples from literature
- Altogether she was a figure of fun.
- As a figure of fun and an object of ridicule, she might not have created more than a ripple with the faculty.
- I wish the little Irish girl wouldn't make us figures of fun, said Ben, speaking in an annoyed tone.
- The English mind refused flatly to see anything magnificent or terrible in the German attack, or to regard the German Emperor or the Crown Prince as anything more than figures of fun.