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Definition of Pun


  1. To pound.
  2. A play on words which have the same sound but different meanings; an expression in which two different applications of a word present an odd or ludicrous idea; a kind of quibble or equivocation.
  3. To make puns, or a pun; to use a word in a double sense, especially when the contrast of ideas is ludicrous; to play upon words; to quibble.
  4. To persuade or affect by a pun.

Pun Quotations

If you compulsively pun you are called a paronomasiac.
Tim Vine

A pun is the lowest form of humor, unless you thought of it yourself.
Doug Larson

A pun is not bound by the laws which limit nicer wit. It is a pistol let off at the ear; not a feather to tickle the intellect.
Charles Lamb

For one thing, I don't pun excessively in real life.
Tim Vine

God knows why - no pun intended - but every time I write a song, I feel a need to touch on religion.
Martin Gore
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Pun Translations

pun in Dutch is woordspeling
pun in German is Wortspiel
pun in Spanish is juego de palabras
pun in Swedish is ordlek, vits
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