pun

Part of speech: verb

To make a play on words.

Part of speech: noun

The use of a word in two senses.

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Usage examples "pun":

  1. A bird in the hand- oh, I'm not making a silly pun about a lark- is worth two in New York! - "It Happened in Egypt", C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson.
  2. The Spearmint is called " Mackerel Mint," and in Germany " Lady's Mint," with a pun on the word munze. - "Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure", William Thomas Fernie.
  3. For twenty pun promised, split between us, he'll travel faster'n Turpin did to York. - "Romance", Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer.