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PUN (punned, punning)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pun mean? 

PUN (noun)
  The noun PUN has 1 sense:

1. a humorous play on words

  Familiarity information: PUN used as a noun is very rare.


PUN (verb)
  The verb PUN has 1 sense:

1. make a play on words

  Familiarity information: PUN used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PUN (noun)


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Meaning:

A humorous play on words

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

paronomasia; pun; punning; wordplay

Context examples:

I do it for the pun of it / his constant punning irritated her

Hypernyms ("pun" is a kind of...):

fun; play; sport (verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously))

Domain member usage:

fungi ((pun) the one who buys the drinks)


PUN (verb)


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Meaning:

Make a play on words

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context example:

Japanese like to pun--their language is well suited to punning

Hypernyms (to "pun" is one way to...):

jest; joke (tell a joke; speak humorously)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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