Pun

Definition of Pun

v. t.1.To pound.
He would pun thee into shivers with his fist.
- Shak.
n.1.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.
A better put on this word was made on the Beggar's Opera, which, it was said, made Gay rich, and Rich gay.
- Walpole.
v. i.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Punned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Punning.]
v. t.1.To persuade or affect by a pun.

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