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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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