A play on words. Generally a pun takes a word that is quite understandable in context and replaces it with a homonym (same-sounding word) to create an entirely new meaning, or replaces a word with a similar-sounding one to the same effect.

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A pun involving a word with two possible meanings --

Nurse, to young woman about to receive a vaccination:

"You're going to feel a little prick."

Woman: "It wouldn't be the first time."

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A pun that uses a similar-sounding term to the expected one, to humorous effect --

A one-liner: "JFK's private life was so sexy they should have called his administration Cum-A-Lot."

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by al-in-chgo March 13, 2010
The anglosaxon definition is a play on words, sometimes on different senses of the same word and sometimes on the similar sense or sound of different words. However, the legendary Big Punisher has created a byword expression which exclaims something that is gross, or inappropriate for a given moment, or just plain shzleezy.
"You mean you sat your rusty butt down on the toilet seat of a public restroom in Union Station without a toilet seat cover? "You nasty Pun." Response from said filth mongrel, "I don't care."
by coolmyx October 01, 2003
1. Noun. A cute dog with a big nose. Can also used for other animals including bears and even people that have a cute nose and a cute look on their face.
Aw...look at pun! Pun! Pun? Where are you pun?
by penal bunny October 10, 2008
The lowest form of comedy. A play on words.
"I refuse to degrade myself by making a pun." -Me
by ShakeZula7 November 28, 2008
puns;
having to do with anarchy, simply acts of anarchy or acts against the government
Anarchist1: i did a sweet pun last nite dude
Anarchist2: what?!?
Anarchist1: assassinated the prez!
Anarchist2:ANARCHY RULES!!!
by POTARCHIST August 30, 2004
Why two homophones are used in 1 thought, in a humorous way.
You think of one.
by Muffin Man October 01, 2003
Big PUNISHER (R.I.P) - word
"Big PUN still got wat u lookin 4! UPTOWN BABY UPTOWN!"
by PSXy April 13, 2005
abbreviation of Punjabi (possibly offensive)
This guy's a Pun.

This Pun's straight outta Punjab.
by Pun March 02, 2005

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