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play on words

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  • nounhumorous ambiguous use of word or phrase
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Synonyms for play on words

noun humorous ambiguous use of word or phrase
  • bon mot
  • double entendre
  • double meaning
  • equivocalness
  • jeu de mots
  • pun
  • wordplay

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allusion

noun. indirect reference; hint
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