Word "PUN" Definitions:


Part of Speech:
Noun
Definition:
a humorous play on words
Synonyms:
paronomasia, punning, wordplay
Examples:
I do it for the pun of it
his constant punning irritated her

Part of Speech:
Verb
Definition:
make a play on words
Examples:
Japanese like to pun--their language is well suited to punning

Crossword Clues for PUN

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Clue Source Date
Play on words Canadiana 05 Sep 2022
Type of rock almost a joke The Guardian Cryptic 31 Aug 2022
Joke by gent is somewhat ripe The Guardian Quiptic 29 Aug 2022
Play on words Premier Sunday 21 Aug 2022
“Cherry Garcia,” e.g Wall Street Journal 16 Jul 2022
Groan trigger Wall Street Journal 09 Jul 2022
Joke on a valentine, often Universal 30 Jun 2022
"Let us spray," e.g Premier Sunday 29 May 2022
Play on words Canadiana 16 May 2022
"Out of thyme," for anyone except a chef Universal 12 May 2022
Crossword clue with a question mark, frequently Wall Street Journal 07 May 2022
Bit of wordplay USA Today 30 Apr 2022
Groan-worthy one-liner Wall Street Journal 26 Apr 2022
Play on words at the outset piquing global body The Times Cryptic 21 Apr 2022
Bit of wordplay Thomas Joseph 18 Apr 2022
"Denial ain't just a river in Egypt," e.g Universal 08 Apr 2022
Play on words Canadiana 04 Apr 2022
'Math is as easy as pi!' e.g USA Today 22 Mar 2022
The Ben & Jerry's flavor Oat of This Swirled, e.g The Washington Post Sunday 13 Mar 2022
A play on words Canadiana 28 Feb 2022
Play on words The Times Concise 10 Feb 2022
Bit or wordplay Thomas Joseph 24 Jan 2022
"Velcro ... what a rip-off," e.g Universal 20 Jan 2022
"Glass coffin? Remains to be seen," for example Family Time 16 Jan 2022
Bit of wordplay Universal 25 Dec 2021
"German sausage jokes are just the wurst," e.g Universal 24 Dec 2021
Bit of wit Eugene Sheffer 13 Dec 2021
Groan inducer Thomas Joseph 11 Dec 2021
Groan inducer Wall Street Journal 04 Oct 2021
'Need an ark? I Noah guy!,' e.g USA Today 30 Sep 2021
Bit of wordplay LA Times Daily 15 Sep 2021
Bit of wordplay The Washington Post 15 Sep 2021
Groaner from Groucho Wall Street Journal 11 Sep 2021
Groaner Universal 20 Aug 2021
“Fauxlympics,” e.g Wall Street Journal 24 Jul 2021
Mae West's "I used to be Snow White, but I drifted," e.g LA Times Daily 18 Jul 2021
Mae West's 'I used to be Snow White, but I drifted,' e.g The Washington Post 18 Jul 2021
'To the guy who invented zero, thanks for nothing,' e.g USA Today 18 Jul 2021
"Mallards like duckumentaries" is one Family Time 12 Jul 2021
Bit of wit Eugene Sheffer 09 Jul 2021
Bit of wit Eugene Sheffer 05 Jul 2021
Knock-knock joke, essentially Newsday 27 Jun 2021
What "Can February March? No, but April May" is Family Time 21 Jun 2021
Carlin's 'Atheism is a non-prophet institution,' e.g The Washington Post 04 Jun 2021
Carlin's "Atheism is a non-prophet institution," e.g LA Times Daily 04 Jun 2021
'Orion's Belt is a waist of space,' e.g USA Today 18 May 2021
Groaner, maybe LA Times Daily 16 Mar 2021
Bit of wit Eugene Sheffer 16 Mar 2021
Groaner, maybe The Washington Post 16 Mar 2021
"If you need an ark, I Noah guy" is one Family Time 08 Mar 2021
Groan-inducing joke, maybe USA Today 05 Mar 2021
Bit or wordplay Thomas Joseph 18 Feb 2021
Wordplay joke New York Times 08 Feb 2021
I’m not scared of insects, but they really bug me, e.g USA Today 04 Feb 2021
"Piano is not my forte," e.g LA Times Daily 31 Jan 2021
'Piano is not my forte,' e.g The Washington Post 31 Jan 2021
Often groanworthy joke USA Today 23 Jan 2021
Play on words The Telegraph Quick 18 Jan 2021
Type of punchline hidden in this clue USA Today 07 Jan 2021
Many a groan inducer New York Times 29 Dec 2020
Wordplay that may cause groaning Universal 20 Dec 2020
'I bought a boat because it was for sail,' e.g USA Today 18 Nov 2020
Many a dad joke LA Times Daily 12 Nov 2020
Many a dad joke The Washington Post 12 Nov 2020
Paronomasia The Times Concise 08 Nov 2020
Faux Fighters or Dread Zeppelin, e.g New York Times 07 Nov 2020
Bit of wordplay USA Today 05 Nov 2020
"Cherry Garcia" is one LA Times Daily 24 Sep 2020
'Cherry Garcia' is one The Washington Post 24 Sep 2020
'No ___ intended' USA Today 16 Aug 2020
Full-groan wordplay Wall Street Journal 30 Jul 2020
Play on words Canadiana 20 Jul 2020
It may not be intended The Washington Post 10 Jul 2020
It may not be intended LA Times Daily 10 Jul 2020
Groaner, often Canadiana 01 Jun 2020
Play on words Universal 29 Apr 2020
Word-wit bit Premier Sunday 19 Apr 2020
Any of this puzzle’s theme answers Wall Street Journal 04 Apr 2020
'Tea you later,' for one USA Today 20 Dec 2019
Play on words Newsday 27 Nov 2019
Wordplay The Telegraph Quick 15 Oct 2019
"The lowest form of humor—when you don't think of it first": Oscar Levant LA Times Daily 08 Oct 2019
'The lowest form of humor—when you don't think of it first': Oscar Levant The Washington Post 08 Oct 2019
Bit of Wilde wordplay USA Today 05 Oct 2019
Wordplay bit Premier Sunday 29 Sep 2019
Dad joke standby Newsday 28 Sep 2019
"Crepes of Wrath," e.g Universal 01 Aug 2019
''Velcro . . . what a rip-off!'', e.g Newsday 26 Jul 2019
Knock-knock joke, e.g Newsday 24 May 2019
Groan man, e.g Universal 23 May 2019
Bit of wordplay Thomas Joseph 20 May 2019
Many a Ben & Jerry's flavor LA Times Daily 11 May 2019
Many a Ben & Jerry's flavor The Washington Post 11 May 2019
Groan inducer Thomas Joseph 27 Apr 2019
Dad joke, often Jonesin 02 Apr 2019
"Americone Dream," e.g Universal 09 Mar 2019
Bit of Grouchoesque wordplay USA Today 29 Jan 2019
Bit of Wilde wordplay
"The lowest form of humor—when you don't think of it first": Oscar Levant
Many a Ben & Jerry's flavor
"Americone Dream," e.g.
Groan man, e.g.
Bit of Grouchoesque wordplay
"Crepes of Wrath," e.g.
Play on words The Sun Two Speed 26 Dec 2018
Joke from creep unsavoury The Sun Two Speed 26 Dec 2018
Many a Groucho quip USA Today 22 Dec 2018
'An everyday spud is a commentator,' e.g The Washington Post 20 Dec 2018
"An everyday spud is a commentator," e.g LA Times Daily 20 Dec 2018
Wordplay Canadiana 17 Dec 2018
Joke from deep underground The Sun Two Speed 08 Dec 2018
Virginia Woof or Fyodor Dogstoevsky, e.g The Washington Post Sunday 21 Oct 2018
Title like Bugs Bunny's "Hare Trigger" LA Times Daily 07 Oct 2018
Title like Bugs Bunny's 'Hare Trigger' The Washington Post 07 Oct 2018
Play on words The Times Concise 05 Oct 2018
Low form of wit, supposedly Wall Street Journal 04 Oct 2018
The O. Henry ___-Off Jonesin 02 Oct 2018
Play on words Thomas Joseph 01 Oct 2018
Groan preceder Wall Street Journal 15 Sep 2018
Bit of Ogden Nash wordplay USA Today 30 Aug 2018
Joke puts pressure on peacekeepers The Sun Two Speed 19 Aug 2018
Wordplay from Groucho USA Today 16 Aug 2018
Groan-worthy remark, say New York Times 01 Aug 2018
The movie title 'Shanghai Noon,' e.g The Chronicle of Higher Education 06 Jul 2018
Chairman Meow or Fidel Catstro, e.g The Washington Post Sunday 24 Jun 2018
Schticky joke ender Jonesin 29 May 2018
Wordsmith's offering The Washington Post Sunday 25 Mar 2018
Pullet Surprise, e.g Newsday 16 Mar 2018
Groan-worthy remark, say
"An everyday spud is a commentator," e.g.
Low form of wit, supposedly
Groan preceder
Full-groan wordplay
Many a Groucho quip
"Piano is not my forte," e.g.
Many a dad joke
Title like Bugs Bunny's "Hare Trigger"
Wordplay from Groucho
Bit of Ogden Nash wordplay
The movie title "Shanghai Noon," e.g.
Witty bit Newsday 07 Dec 2017
'Shaun of the Dead,' e.g The Washington Post Sunday 05 Nov 2017
Bit of wordplay Universal 24 Sep 2017
'Sign language is pretty handy,' e.g The Washington Post 21 Sep 2017
"Sign language is pretty handy," e.g LA Times Daily 21 Sep 2017
Funny bit of wordplay Universal 27 Aug 2017
The clue for 58-Down, e.g. [sorry!] New York Times 15 Aug 2017
Ogden Nash specialty New York Times 27 Jul 2017
Bit of wordplay from Groucho USA Today 09 Jun 2017
Humorous play on words Universal 26 May 2017
Bit of wordplay The Washington Post 03 May 2017
Bit of wordplay LA Times Daily 03 May 2017
''Sherwood Florist,'' e.g Newsday 20 Apr 2017
'Horse voice,' e.g New York Times 25 Mar 2017
"A horse is a stable animal" is one Universal 05 Mar 2017
Joke with a homophone, say LA Times Daily 23 Jan 2017
'The lowest form of wit,' they say The Washington Post 20 Jan 2017
Bit of wordplay from Groucho
Humorous play on words
"Horse voice," e.g.
Ogden Nash specialty
Funny bit of wordplay
The clue for 58-Down, e.g. [sorry!]
Bit of wordplay
"Sign language is pretty handy," e.g.
Bit of wordplay
Groan cause, perhaps Wall Street Journal 07 Nov 2016
"Noah kept bees in the ark hive," e.g LA Times Daily 02 Nov 2016
One of 'the highest form of literature,' per Hitchcock New York Times 22 Oct 2016
'My tailor is happy to make a pair of pants for me, or at least sew it seams,' e.g The Washington Post 17 Oct 2016
Bit of wordplay Newsday 10 Oct 2016
Title like 'The Santa Clause' or 'Knight and Day' New York Times 22 Aug 2016
Bit of wit Wall Street Journal 16 Jul 2016
Lewis Carroll specialty LA Times Daily 26 Apr 2016
"Dollars, taxes," e.g., for Dallas, Texas Family Time 25 Apr 2016
Many a Weird Al Yankovic title New York Times 22 Apr 2016
"I used to be a banker but I lost interest," e.g LA Times Daily 18 Apr 2016
Bit of wordplay Family Time 03 Apr 2016
Groucho Marx specialty The Chronicle of Higher Education 05 Feb 2016
Wordplay groaner Family Time 18 Jan 2016
Title like "The Santa Clause" or "Knight and Day"
One of "the highest form of literature," per Hitchcock
"Noah kept bees in the ark hive," e.g.
Groucho Marx specialty
Mae West's "I used to be Snow White, but I drifted" is one LA Times Daily 09 Nov 2015
Feature of many an Ogden Nash poem Wall Street Journal 24 Oct 2015
The lowest form of wit Universal 21 Oct 2015
'Let us spray,' e.g New York Times 27 Sep 2015
Bit of wordplay Eugene Sheffer 17 Sep 2015
Word play Canadiana 27 Jul 2015
Essence of a knock-knock joke Newsday 28 Jun 2015
Type of wordplay Newsday 21 Jun 2015
Play on words Eugene Sheffer 01 Jun 2015
A play on words Irish Times Simplex 26 Mar 2015
Many a punch line LA Times Daily 16 Mar 2015
So-called "lowest form of wit" Universal 14 Mar 2015
One may involve a homonym LA Times Daily 21 Feb 2015
Play on words
The lowest form of wit
"Let us spray," e.g.
Mae West's "I used to be Snow White, but I drifted" is one
Type of wordplay
Many a punch line
One may involve a homonym
Feature of many an Ogden Nash poem
Essence of a knock-knock joke
So-called "lowest form of wit"
"I threw away my golf shoes when I got a hole in one," e.g.
Bit of wordplay
Many a New York Post headline
Groaner of a joke
Bit of paronomasia
Many a "?" clue in a crossword
Groan inducer
Feature of many a Ludacris lyric
Feature of many a Duchamp work
"Ugh, German sausage is the wurst," e.g.
Knock-knock joke, essentially
Many a bon mot
Play on words
This puzzle's title, e.g.
Jeu de mots
Bad humor?
Bit of wordplay
Groan inducer
Play on words
Jeu de mots
Essence of many a punch line
Ogden Nash specialty
"Poultry in motion," e.g.
Wordplay from Groucho
Bit of wit
"Don't be fuelish," for one
Play on words
Many a comic strip character's name
Groucho specialty
The title of this puzzle, e.g.
Wordplay bit
Play on a name, say
Play on words
Crossword clue that might end with a question mark
"Doing a crossword with a broken pencil is pointless," for example
One may not be intended
Wordplay groaner
Piece of corn?
Cause of some wincing
"Doing a crossword with a broken pencil is pointless," for example
One may not be intended
What the French call "game of words"
So-called "lowest form of humor"
Groan-producing wordplay
Many a puzzle clue ending in "?"
"Queen of denial," e.g.
"I threw away my golf shoes when I got a hole-in-one," e.g.
"A seven-day diet makes one weak," e.g.
"Frank and Ernest" or "Hi and Lois"
Tom Swifty, e.g.
"I'd like to study philosophy, but I just Kant," e.g.
"A pistol let off at the ear": Charles Lamb
"When the smog clears in California, UCLA," e.g.
"Whirled peas" is one
"I'd like to study philosophy, but I just Kant," e.g.
"When the smog clears in California, UCLA," e.g.
"Whirled peas" is one
Unit of wordplay
Groan trigger
Wordplay groaner
"The lowest form of humor," per Samuel Johnson
"My bike won't go because it's two tired," e.g.
One of about 3,000 in Shakespeare's plays
Many a Groucho Marx quip
Ogden Nash specialty
Punch line, perhaps
"Queen of denial," e.g.
Knock-knock joke punchline, usually
It may not have been intended
Bit of wordplay
Many a joke involves one
Groan inducer
Something that may not be intended
"New kid on the blog," e.g.
Many a joke involves one
Groan inducer
"My bike won't stand up. It's two tired," e.g.
Nash specialty
"Plain fair," for one
"Don't be fuelish," e.g.
86-Across, e.g.
"Pick a cod, any cod," e.g.
Word joke
Groan inducer
According to Oscar Levant, it's "the lowest form of humor--when you don't think of it first"
It may not be intended
According to Oscar Levant, it's "the lowest form of humor--when you don't think of it first"
Nash specialty
Bit of wordplay
"Queen of denial", e.g.
Slain rapper Big ___
Yuckster's specialty
"I can't ride my bike. It's two tired," e.g.
Bit of wordplay
Groaner
It may not be intended
Knock-knock joke, usually
Wordplay groaner
It may not be intended
Knock-knock joke, usually
Wordplay groaner
Verbal groaner
Cerf bit
Cruciverbalist's specialty
Bit of paronomasia
"Treat homonyms as synonyms": Walter Redfern
"Treat homonyms as synonyms": Walter Redfern
82 Down specialty
Crossword clue, sometimes
It may involve a homophone
Play on words
Knock-knock joke's punch line, usually
"Queen of denial" for Queen of the Nile
"Don't be fuelish," e.g.
"Some nylons will give you a run for your money," e.g.
What 61-Across contains
"The Santa Clause," for one
Groan elicitor
"My bike won't stand up. It's two tired," e.g.
Groan producer
Jeu de mots
Knock-knock joke payoff
Groaner
Equivoque
Bit of Cerf humor
Crossword clue that might end with a question mark
Groan preceder, often
"Queen of denial," e.g.
Crossword humor
Shakespearean cheapie
It may elicit groans
Cause for a groan
Groaner
Bit of wit
Cause of a smile, maybe
Bad humor?
Crux of some riddles
Equivoque
Groan provoker
Ogden Nash bit
"Whirred play," for example
Device frequently employed by Shakespeare
Many an "Airplane!" gag
Many a crossword clue
20-, 39- or 53-Across, say
Groan producer
Berle specialty
Play on words
Play on words
Berle specialty
Play on words
Play on words
Cerf specialty
Sports headline, often
"Prints of whales," e.g.
"Miró, Miró, on the wall," e.g.
Bit of Cerf humor
Knock-knock joke, essentially
Tricky puzzle clue, perhaps
No __ intended
Shakespeare forte
Jeu de mots
"Dollars, taxes," e.g., for Dallas, Texas
Amuse with words
Bit of wit
Smile producer
Crossword clue, perhaps
"Miró, Miró, on the wall," e.g.
Wit's end?
No ___ intended
"Shoot first and ask Christian Slater," e.g.
Crux of some riddles
Equivoque
Groaner
Play with words
Groaner
Wordplay
Ogden Nash offering
Equivoque
Low form of comedy
Knock-knock joke, essentially
Wordplay
Subject of a Swift essay
Knock-knock joke, essentially
Bit of paronomasia
Homophone, maybe
Word play
Play on words
So-called "lowest form of wit"
Groaner
Knock-knock joke, e.g.
"Maid in Japan," e.g.
Groan provoker
Word play
Calembour
Paronomasia
Equivoke
Cerf specialty
"Canoe row a boat?" is one
"Silent knight," e.g.
Groan producer
Witticism
"Abel was I ere I saw Cain," e.g.
Jeu de mots
Sometimes it's funny
Paronomastic witticism
It seldom made Cerf bored
"Sticks float; they wood" is one
Certain bit of wit
"Thyme on my hands," e.g.
Bit of humor
Humorous remark.
Witticism.
The "lack of foresight" saga, for example.
Form of humor.
Type of humor.
Wit's forte.
Play on words.
Bit of wit.
Wordplay.
Word manipulation.
Comedian's forte.
Equivoque.
One kind of quip.
Joke of a sort.
Joke.
Laughing matter.
A form of wit.
"His sins were scarlet, but his books were read."
Word play.
Humor of a sort.
Wisecrack.
"And thereby hangs a tale."
Joke book item.
Jeu de mots.
"Sticks float. They wood."
Ad libber's quip.
Clever ad lib.
The "Louisiana Perches," à la Walt Kelly.
Kind of verbal quibble.
Form of wit.
Word play effect.
Ed Wynn joke.
"Ask for me tomorrow and you shall find me a grave man."—Mercutio.
Paronomasia.
Verbal quibble.
Crossword answer, at times
"Cunning linguist," e.g.
"Cherry Garcia," e.g.
Frank Zappa's "Sheik Yerbouti," e.g.
The Beatles, e.g.
"The HarBowl," e.g.
Slain rapper Big ___
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