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Webster 1828 Edition


Punning

PUN'NING

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ppr.
[from pun.] Using a word at once in different senses.

PUN'NING

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Noun.
The art or practice of using puns; a playing on words.

Definition 2022


punning

punning

English

Verb

punning

  1. present participle of pun

Noun

punning (plural punnings)

  1. The action of the verb to pun.

Adjective

punning

  1. That makes or uses a pun.
    The spoonerism "Burly Chassis" is a punning reference to Shirley Bassey's voluptuous figure.