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noun as in play on words

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Stephen Colbert dug up the clip and had a laugh, sprinkling on some fun with puns to seal the deal.

Yet despite his pleas, and perhaps because of his puns, I want to give him a hand.

Having that name and its attendant endless puns cannot be easy in the first place.

The most retweeted messages are those with jests and puns and wordplay—and graffiti.

It is an unabashed statement about corporate identity rather than product—akin to Kenneth Cole, but without the puns.

"Sorry that I could not have treated you to fresher puns," retorted Clifford, laughingly.

“This is no time for bad puns,” she answered, dragging me swiftly down through the orchard, and up again to the sundial.

Yet more similar are the speeches of the madmen with their horrible words, and those of fools with their mirthless puns.

Bad puns were evidently common on the stage before the days of Victorian burlesque.

Stupid things puns—made one myself then, though—just like me.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to puns, such as: joke, double entendre, quip, witticism, conceit, and quibble.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.