paragram

noun
para·​gram | \ ˈparəˌgram \

Definition of paragram

: a pun made by changing the letters of a word, especially the initial letter

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Other Words from paragram

paragrammatist \ ˌ⸗⸗ˈgramətə̇st \ noun, plural -s

History and Etymology for paragram

Greek (skōmma) para gramma (joke) by letter, from para beside, beyond, by + gramma letter

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“Paragram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paragram. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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