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What is a pun?

 

Definition
 

A pun is a variety of a usually humorous play on words involving

 
  • the multiple meanings of an expression, or
  • two expressions that sound similar.
Kinds
  Here are some kinds of puns:
 
Generic
  A pun is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Corbett 1971 482

 

Mish 1991 954


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