Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A pun; a play on words.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A pun.

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  • noun A pun.

Etymologies

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Named for a character in German folk tales.

Examples

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  • Mercutio was funny and ribald

    Till stilled by the sinister Tybalt.

    A wit's end for sure,

    To spew calembour

    As enemies fatally quibbled.

    March 19, 2016