pun·​ny ˈpə-nē How to pronounce punny (audio)
punnier; punniest
: constituting or involving a pun

Examples of punny in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Heading overseas brought out 28-year-old Joey’s punny side. Dana Rose Falcone, Peoplemag, 13 Feb. 2024 Hurts Donut, a national doughnut chain with a punny name, opened its first Ohio location in Greater Cincinnati on Wednesday. Victoria Moorwood, The Enquirer, 10 Jan. 2024 His punny plea for Taylor Swift to perform in his country was already answered back in August, when Swift announced the Canadian leg of her Eras tour, opened by Gracie Abrams, would include six dates in Toronto in November 2024. Vulture, 2 Nov. 2023 Pun Intended Trick-or-treat takes on a whole new meaning with these adorable punny pumpkins, courtesy of Studio DIY. Megan Stein, Peoplemag, 7 Oct. 2023 While some congregations stick to straightforward cookbook titles (Famous Foods from First Church or Westridge Hills Church Cook Book), others opt to lean into the holy-inspired and downright punny, like Feeding the Flock, Burnt Offerings, or Heavenly Dishes. Betsy Cribb Watson, Southern Living, 14 Aug. 2023 Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Best Fashion Style Free People x INDY Exclusive Sunglasses Now 40% Off $39 at indysunglasses.com The classic rectangle shape gets a modern makeover in baby pink with a little punny flair. Hannah Oh, Seventeen, 14 July 2023 Milkshake flavors range from Oreo cheesecake to banana pudding and come with punny names — the mint chocolate chip shake, for example, is called Mint to Be. Zoe Glasser, Washington Post, 12 Sep. 2023 However, even though the brick-and-mortar agencies with punny names in strip malls have vanished, the career is on-the-rise. Scott Bay, Condé Nast Traveler, 11 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1722, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of punny was in 1722

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“Punny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/punny. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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