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Pun vs. Joke

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Main Difference

The main difference between Pun and Joke is that the Pun is a figure of speech and Joke is a something spoken, written, or done with humorous intention.

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  • Pun (verb)

    To beat; strike with force; to ram; to pound, as in a powder, to pulverize.

  • Pun (verb)

    To make or tell a pun; to make a play on words.

    "We punned about the topic until all around us groaned."

  • Pun (noun)

    A joke or type of wordplay in which similar senses or sounds of two words or phrases, or different senses of the same word, are deliberately confused.

    "The pun is the lowest form of wit."

  • Pun (noun)

    : a unit of length equivalent to about 0.3{{nbsp}}cm.

  • Joke (noun)

    An amusing story.

  • Joke (noun)

    Something said or done for amusement, not in seriousness.

    "It was a joke!"

  • Joke (noun)

    The root cause or main issue, especially an unexpected one

  • Joke (noun)

    A laughably worthless thing or person; a sham.

    "Your effort at cleaning your room is a joke."

    "The president was a joke."

  • Joke (verb)

    To do or say something for amusement rather than seriously.

    "I didn’t mean what I said — I was only joking."

  • Joke (verb)

    (intransitive, followed by with) To dupe in a friendly manner for amusement; to mess with, play with.

    "Relax, man, I'm just joking with you."

  • Joke (verb)

    To make merry with; to make jokes upon; to rally.

    "to joke a comrade"

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  • Pun

    To pound.

  • Pun

    To persuade or affect by a pun.

  • Pun (noun)

    A play on words which have the same sound but different meanings; an expression in which two different applications of a word present an odd or ludicrous idea; a kind of quibble or equivocation.

  • Pun (verb)

    To make puns, or a pun; to use a word in a double sense, especially when the contrast of ideas is ludicrous; to play upon words; to quibble.

  • Joke (noun)

    Something said for the sake of exciting a laugh; something witty or sportive (commonly indicating more of hilarity or humor than jest); a jest; a witticism; as, to crack good-natured jokes.

  • Joke (noun)

    Something not said seriously, or not actually meant; something done in sport.

  • Joke

    To make merry with; to make jokes upon; to rally; to banter; as, to joke a comrade.

  • Joke (verb)

    To do something for sport, or as a joke; to be merry in words or actions; to jest.

Webster Dictionary
  • Pun (noun)

    a humorous play on words;

    "I do it for the pun of it"

    "his constant punning irritated her"

  • Pun (verb)

    make a play on words;

    "Japanese like to pun--their language is well suited to punning"

  • Joke (noun)

    a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter;

    "he told a very funny joke"

    "he knows a million gags"

    "thanks for the laugh"

    "he laughed unpleasantly at hisown jest"

    "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"

  • Joke (noun)

    activity characterized by good humor

  • Joke (noun)

    a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement

  • Joke (noun)

    a triviality not to be taken seriously;

    "I regarded his campaign for mayor as a joke"

  • Joke (verb)

    tell a joke; speak humorously;

    "He often jokes even when he appears serious"

  • Joke (verb)

    act in a funny or teasing way

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