Definitions

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  • n. A pun.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A pun.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pun; a play on words.

Etymologies

Named for a character in German folk tales. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Mercutio was funny and ribald
    Till stilled by the sinister Tybalt.
    A wit's end for sure,
    To spew calembour
    As enemies fatally quibbled.

    March 19, 2016