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Princeton's WordNet1.9 / 9 votes

  1. pun, punning, wordplay, paronomasiaverb

    a humorous play on words

    "I do it for the pun of it"; "his constant punning irritated her"

    wordplay, paronomasia, punning

  2. punverb

    make a play on words

    "Japanese like to pun--their language is well suited to punning"

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. punnoun

    quibble, clinch, calembour, play upon words

  2. punverb

    quibble, play upon words, make a pun

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. punnoun


PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "pun":

    poon, disk, pan, bonn, liquidation

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  1. Christine Matthews:

    You'd have to work really hard to connect the dots between what Trump's lawyer said, which was ridiculous, and Republicans, i think -- excuse the pun -- that would be a trumped up story. That would be somewhat manufactured.

  2. Jake Steinerman:

    Once the technology disappears in the eye of the consumer, no pun intended, I think there will be a lot less pushback than what we’ve seen in the last one or two years.

  3. Stafford Broumand:

    Throughout my career, over the last 20-plus years, I have seen a rise and fall -- pardon the pun -- in the size of breast implants. In the '90s and 2000s, for my practice, implant sizes were larger. Patients were requesting larger breast implants. Today, patients' requests have moderated somewhat, what is stable, in reality, are none of our procedures or surgeries.

  4. George Fiorenza:

    San Francisco-based Uber is honestly a perfect vehicle for terrorists, no pun intended, we have real worries about that. A terrorist can go anywhere as an San Francisco-based Uber driver — it’s so easy to sign up and be approved as one — and if he’s stopped by authorities he can just say, ‘ Oh, I ’m an San Francisco-based Uber driver. ’.

  5. Whitney Way Thore:

    Fat-shaming is a thing ; it's a really big thing, no pun intended, it is the really nasty spawn of a larger parent problem called body-shaming, which I'm fairly certain everyone on the planet, especially women, has experienced.

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