See also: pu·n, Pun, Pun., pún, and pȕn

EnglishEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

 
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From Middle English ponnen, ponen, punen, from Old English punian, pūnian (to pound, beat, bray, bruise, crush, grind), from Proto-Germanic *punōną (to break to pieces, pulverize). See pound. As a kind of word play, from the notion of "beating" the words into place.

VerbEdit

pun (third-person singular simple present puns, present participle punning, simple past and past participle punned)

  1. (transitive) To beat; strike with force; to ram; to pound, as in a mortar; reduce to powder, to pulverize.
  2. (intransitive) To make or tell a pun; to make a play on words.
    We punned about the topic until all around us groaned.

NounEdit

pun (plural puns)

  1. A joke or type of wordplay in which similar definitions or sounds of two words or phrases, or different definitions of the same word, are deliberately confused.
    Synonyms: paronomasia, play on words
    Hypernym: joke
    Hyponym: antanaclasis
    The pun is the lowest form of wit.

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Etymology 2Edit

From the McCune-Reischauer romanization of Korean (bun), from Chinese (fen)

NounEdit

pun (plural puns or pun)

  1. (Korean units of measure) Alternative form of bun: a Korean unit of length equivalent to about 0.3 cm.

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ChuukeseEdit

ConjunctionEdit

pun

  1. because

DalmatianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin pānis, pānem.

NounEdit

pun m

  1. (Vegliot) bread

IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Malay pun.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈpʊn]
  • Hyphenation: pun

AdverbEdit

pun

  1. also, too
    Synonym: juga
  2. even, though, although, nevertheless
    Synonyms: biar, meski, kendati, saja
  3. besides
  4. any, every

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MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

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AdverbEdit

pun (Jawi spelling ڤون‎)

  1. also
  2. even

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DescendantsEdit

  • Indonesian: pun

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RomanianEdit

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pun

  1. first-person singular present indicative of pune
  2. first-person singular present subjunctive of pune
  3. third-person plural present indicative of pune

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *pьlnъ, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *pílˀnas, from Proto-Indo-European *pl̥h₁nós.

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AdjectiveEdit

pȕn (definite pȕnī, Cyrillic spelling пу̏н)

  1. full, filled
    • 1980s, Max Vincent AKA Miša Mihajlović (lyrics and music), “Beogradska Devojka”:
      Tako drska i obesna si ti / ti si puna ljubavi
      You are so arrogant and rude / you are full of love
  2. fleshy, plump
  3. full, complete
  4. occupied (of room)

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NounEdit

pun m (uncountable)

  1. (onomatopoeia) the sound of discharging a firearm
    Synonym: pum
  2. (onomatopoeia, vulgar) the sound of flatulence