play on words

Definition of play on words

:a humorous way of using a word or phrase so that more than one meaning is suggested :a pun

Word by Word Definitions

play play
  1. : swordplay

  2. : game, sport

  3. : the conduct, course, or action of a game

  1. : to engage in sport or recreation : frolic

  2. : to have sexual relations

  3. : to move aimlessly about : trifle

word play words
  1. : something that is said

  2. : talk, discourse

  3. : the text of a vocal musical composition

  1. : speak

  2. : to express in words : phrase


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