- By all reports, the mountain men love mountain women almost as much as winning rugby league games (a cheap pun based on no facts).
- The name Cindy sounds like a near pun to cinders, which speaks again to the idea of complete destruction for the birth of some new work.
- We can deduce whether a consonant was sounded from the way puns work.
verb (puns, punning, punned)[no object] Back to top
- There's some sort of joke / pun to be made here using the phrase ‘I'd give my eye teeth ’, but I can't figure out what it is.
- There are some truly stupid sequel titles out there, which are either puns on the word ‘two’ or add some extra element to the original that lets you know it's a sequel.
- Gas from a Burner is a poem which puns on the word gas.
- Example sentences
- Who else would write, let alone attempt to sing, a line such as ‘I hate verisimilitude’, or punningly entitle a song ‘Neil Jung’?
- Actually it's punningly called Steps To The Stars because the show is presented to two members of teen sensation, Steps.
- And Gertrude retaliates in kind when she punningly and pithily retorts: ‘We shall as soon get a fart from a dead man as a farthing of courtesy here.’
- Example sentences
- But Norris also will be remembered as the ultimate pin punster and prankster.
- For that, and for the delight of his surname which pleases headline writers and punsters everywhere, it is wonderful that Jim Butter - Fingers to his pals - will be with us for at least another season.
- Larry, I just hope that all the punsters and pollsters and pundits are wrong, and it's not close.
Mid 17th century: perhaps an abbreviation of obsolete pundigrion, as a fanciful alteration of punctilio.
Words that rhyme with punbegun, bun, done, Donne, dun, fine-spun, forerun, fun, gun, Gunn, hon, Hun, none, nun, one, one-to-one, outdone, outgun, outrun, plus-one, run, shun, son, spun, stun, sun, ton, tonne, tun, underdone, Verdun, won
Entry from British & World English dictionary
Mid 16th century: dialect variant of pound2.
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