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Definitions and Synonyms of pun | Another word for pun | What is pun?

Definition 1: a humorous play on words - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where pun or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for pun in the sense of this definition

(pun is a kind of ...) verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)

"he became a figure of fun" "he said it in sport"

Definition 2: make a play on words - [verb of creation]

Samples where pun or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(pun is a kind of ...) tell a joke; speak humorously

"He often jokes even when he appears serious"

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