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English noun: pun

1. pun (communication) a humorous play on words

SamplesI do it for the pun of it.
His constant punning irritated her.

Synonymsparonomasia, punning, wordplay

Broader (hypernym)fun, play, sport

English verb: pun

1. pun (creation) make a play on words

SamplesJapanese like to pun--their language is well suited to punning.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)jest, joke

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