paragram

noun

para·​gram
ˈparəˌgram
: a pun made by changing the letters of a word, especially the initial letter
paragrammatist
ˌ⸗⸗ˈgramətə̇st
noun
plural -s

Word History

Etymology

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 5 Mar. 2024.

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