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Meaning & Definition of Pun in English

English

Pun

/pən/

noun

1. A humorous play on words

  • "I do it for the pun of it"
  • "His constant punning irritated her"
    synonym:
  • pun
  • ,
  • punning
  • ,
  • wordplay
  • ,
  • paronomasia

verb

1. Make a play on words

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

Examples of using

This is a pun.