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Definition of "pun" []

  • A play on words, sometimes on different senses of the same word and sometimes on the similar sense or sound of different words. (noun)
  • To make puns or a pun. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pun" in a sentence
  • "Or, Pouring Ketchup On An Over-cooked Campaign, or Ketchup Money to Help Campaign Catch Up, or some sort of bad pun involving Ketchup, money and catch up bonus points if you can also work "kvetch" into the pun*:Unlike Dean and Bush, Kerry said he will put his own money into the campaign, becoming the first Democrat in at least 20 years to do so."
  • "No. Strict rules regarding the "bumping of uglys" (yes, a disgusting term, but it worked in the title pun, so I had to do it) did not inspire sufficiently pious disgust for human sexuality (read: women), so, in addition, one must hate one's very own privates."
  • "Hi Philip, I am so glad you could see it and also got the title pun, A++++ for you!"