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

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Regular readers of the daily newsletter may be partial to the brand’s chummy, punny, informal language, but in my case, 200-plus pages of Skimm-speak proved a test of endurance. Washington Post, "Do millennial women really need the book ‘How to Skimm Your Life’? Give us more credit.," 25 June 2019 Regular readers of the daily newsletter may be partial to the brand's chummy, punny, informal language, but in my case, 200-plus pages of Skimm-speak proved a test of endurance. Nneka Mcguire, Dallas News, "Do millennial women really need the book 'How to Skimm Your Life'? Give us more credit," 25 June 2019 Jasmine tea, matcha and yuzu wine play well with traditional booze for a cocktail menu full of Asian twists and funny, punny names like Miso Hungry and Shiso Thursty. Emily Spicer, San Antonio Express-News, "The 10 best bars in San Antonio," 4 June 2018 Jasmine tea, matcha and yuzu wine play well with traditional booze for a cocktail menu full of Asian twists and funny, punny names like Miso Hungry and Shiso Thursty. Emily Spicer, San Antonio Express-News, "The 10 best bars in San Antonio," 4 June 2018 Jasmine tea, matcha and yuzu wine play well with traditional booze for a cocktail menu full of Asian twists and funny, punny names like Miso Hungry and Shiso Thursty. Emily Spicer, San Antonio Express-News, "The 10 best bars in San Antonio," 4 June 2018 The singer posted a video on his Instagram Thursday (March 28) of himself posing with a very relaxed koala, naturally delivering a few punny pick-up lines. Abby Jones, Billboard, "Bruno Mars Gets Coy With a Koala in Instagram Video: Watch," 29 Mar. 2018 Jasmine tea, matcha and yuzu wine play well with traditional booze for a cocktail menu full of Asian twists and funny, punny names like Miso Hungry and Shiso Thursty. Emily Spicer, San Antonio Express-News, "The 10 best bars in San Antonio," 4 June 2018 Jasmine tea, matcha and yuzu wine play well with traditional booze for a cocktail menu full of Asian twists and funny, punny names like Miso Hungry and Shiso Thursty. Emily Spicer, San Antonio Express-News, "The 10 best bars in San Antonio," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of punny

1722, in the meaning defined above

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punster

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