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 There are gift sets that include bibs, hats, mittens, bodysuits, and cloths made from 100% organic cotton for under $55, as well as and some punny bibs to reduce some stress during mealtimes. Liv Birdsall, USA TODAY, "12 sustainable, organic baby clothing brands worth buying," 19 Feb. 2021 These clean, punny, and sometimes downright goofy jokes are guaranteed to put a smile on anyone's face. Erin Cavoto, Country Living, "52 Best Easter Jokes for an Eggs-cellent Time at Your Family Dinner Table," 18 Jan. 2021 Last year, the beloved Today show star and organizers of the famous conifer's sassy Twitter account @30RockTree got into a very festive and very punny tweet battle. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Today' Star Al Roker and the Rockefeller Christmas Tree Have Reignited Their Twitter Feud," 2 Dec. 2020 For more sillies to share on February 14, there are also tons of Valentine's Day jokes that are quite punny as well. Rebekah Lowin, Country Living, "73 Best Valentine's Day Puns to Let Them Know They Have a Pizza Your Heart," 23 Nov. 2020 This punny wine glass design is good for a laugh and your favorite drink. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, "Here for the Boos—9 Halloween Wine Glasses to Get You in the Spooky Spirit," 12 Oct. 2020 So much of the show is unrealistic and over-the-top, and not just the fact that Emily — using just a few punny captions — can instantly grow into an Instagram influencer and is somehow a marketing genius. Natalie Morin, refinery29.com, "Emily In Paris & Her Weird Hats Are Dividing The Internet," 7 Oct. 2020 Some of them rely on pictures to make a statement, but most of them use punny sayings and quotes to get a certain (read: hilarious) point across. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "24 Funny Coffee Mugs That'll Make Everyone's Morning a Whole Lot Brighter," 30 Sep. 2020 The Thai place with the bad punny name and the good fiery larb has a for lease sign on the metal shutters. Matt Goulding, The Atlantic, "Our Weird Restaurant Future," 19 June 2020

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First Known Use of punny

1722, in the meaning defined above

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2 Mar 2021

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“Punny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/punny. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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