play with words/language


: to use words that sound similar or that have several different meanings especially in a clever or funny way

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Recent Examples on the Web The domains suggested someone who liked to play with words as much as code. Vulture, 6 Jan. 2022

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“Play with words/language.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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