Definition of pun verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pun

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//pʌn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pʌn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pun
BrE BrE//pʌn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pʌn//
 
he / she / it puns
BrE BrE//pʌnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pʌnz//
 
past simple punned
BrE BrE//pʌnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pʌnd//
 
past participle punned
BrE BrE//pʌnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pʌnd//
 
-ing form punning
BrE BrE//ˈpʌnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʌnɪŋ//
 
 
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(punning, punned) [intransitive] to make a pun Word Origin mid 17th cent.: perhaps an abbreviation of obsolete pundigrion, as a fanciful alteration of punctilio ‘a fine or petty point of conduct or procedure’.
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