play on words

noun phrase

Definition of play on words

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

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“Play on words.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/play%20on%20words. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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