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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.

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."

by al-in-chgo March 13, 2010
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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
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The lowest form of comedy. A play on words.
"I refuse to degrade myself by making a pun." -Me
by ShakeZula7 November 28, 2008
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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
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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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v. abreviation of pundance, to make ordinary or boring.
We went to the mall last thursday, and my friend started to pun the experience.
by jester September 30, 2003
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To rip off or steal from someone who has done you favors in the past.
Mike gave Joe money for an ounce of weed, but Joey punned Mike hardcore and used that cash at a strip club.
by Mike Joneser October 10, 2007
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Big PUNISHER (R.I.P) - word
"Big PUN still got wat u lookin 4! UPTOWN BABY UPTOWN!"
by PSXy April 13, 2005
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