from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Witty or clever verbal exchange; repartee.
  • noun The act or an instance of such exchange.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A more or less subtle playing upon the meaning of words.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A humorous play on words; such plays on words collectively.
  • noun A witty verbal exchange; such exchanges collectively.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun playing on words or speech sounds
  • noun a humorous play on words


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