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Pun vs. Joke

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Punverb

(transitive) To beat; strike with force; to ram; to pound, as in a mortar; reduce to powder, to pulverize.

Jokenoun

An amusing story.

Punverb

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

‘We punned about the topic until all around us groaned.’;

Jokenoun

Something said or done for amusement, not in seriousness.

‘It was a joke!’;

Punnoun

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.’;

Jokenoun

(figuratively) The root cause or main issue, especially an unexpected one

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Punnoun

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Jokenoun

(figuratively) A laughably worthless thing or person; a sham.

‘Your effort at cleaning your room is a joke.’; ‘The president was a joke.’;

Punverb

To pound.

‘He would pun thee into shivers with his fist.’;

Jokeverb

(intransitive) To do or say something for amusement rather than seriously.

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

Punverb

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.

Jokeverb

(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.’;

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Punverb

To persuade or affect by a pun.

Jokeverb

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

‘to joke a comrade’;

Punnoun

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.

‘A better put on this word was made on the Beggar's Opera, which, it was said, made Gay rich, and Rich gay.’;

Jokenoun

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.

‘And gentle dullness ever loves a joke.’; ‘Or witty joke our airy senses movesTo pleasant laughter.’;

Punnoun

a humorous play on words;

‘I do it for the pun of it’; ‘his constant punning irritated her’;

Jokenoun

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

‘Inclose whole downs in walls, 't is all a joke.’;

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Punverb

make a play on words;

‘Japanese like to pun--their language is well suited to punning’;

Jokeverb

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

Pun

The pun, also known as paronomasia, is a form of word play that exploits multiple meanings of a term, or of similar-sounding words, for an intended humorous or rhetorical effect. These ambiguities can arise from the intentional use of homophonic, homographic, metonymic, or figurative language.

Jokeverb

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

‘He laughed, shouted, joked, and swore.’;

Jokenoun

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’;

Jokenoun

activity characterized by good humor

Jokenoun

a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement

Jokenoun

a triviality not to be taken seriously;

‘I regarded his campaign for mayor as a joke’;

Jokeverb

tell a joke; speak humorously;

‘He often jokes even when he appears serious’;

Jokeverb

act in a funny or teasing way

Joke

A joke is a display of humour in which words are used within a specific and well-defined narrative structure to make people laugh and is usually not meant to be taken seriously. It takes the form of a story, usually with dialogue, and ends in a punch line.

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