punny

adjective
pun·​ny | \ ˈpə-nē How to pronounce punny (audio) \
punnier; punniest

Definition of punny

: constituting or involving a pun

Examples of punny in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With options from their favorite movies and TV shows to punny costumes that will keep them laughing, any teenager will be able to find a costume perfect for their Halloween party. Shanon Maglente, Good Housekeeping, 21 June 2022 Foodies will appreciate a selection of gourmet hot sauces, coffee makers, or punny BBQ aprons, while cocktail aficionados will enjoy a set of high-quality whiskey glasses. Lauren Dana, SELF, 9 June 2022 This punny twist is an easy way to upgrade your look. Cameron Jenkins, Good Housekeeping, 25 May 2022 Aspiring artist Paige is forced to join her high school track team after she's framed for painting punny murals across campus. Samantha Olson, Seventeen, 16 May 2022 Rowan Blanchard stars as Paige, an aspiring artist who's forced to join her high school track team as punishment for painting punny murals across her high school campus. Samantha Olson, Seventeen, 11 May 2022 Hours will likely stay in flux as Reeva figures out what its Roseway neighborhood wants, and new dishes — each with its own punny name — could appear week to week. oregonlive, 5 May 2022 There are a few punny monikers to choose from, as well as some that are just plain ironic (which makes them equally as funny). Mariah Thomas, Good Housekeeping, 21 Apr. 2022 There are a few punny monikers to choose from, as well as some that are just plain ironic (which makes them equally as funny). Mariah Thomas, Good Housekeeping, 21 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of punny

1722, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

30 Jun 2022

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“Punny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/punny. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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