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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

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

A pun does not commonly justify a blow in return. But if a blow were given for such cause, and death ensued, the jury would be judges both of the facts and of the pun, and might, if the latter were of an aggravated character, return a verdict of justifiable homicide.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

I'm shameless, and I love a pun. There's a lot of Beth puns.
Beth Ditto

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