Play-on-words



noun
1.
a pun or the act of punning.
noun
1.
another term for pun1 (sense 1)
phrase

a pun
A word or turn of phrase with a double meaning, a pun or other humorous use of language. For example, Shakespeare was a master at plays on words—his dramas are full of puns. [ First half of 1700s ]

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  • Playpen

    [pley-pen] /ˈpleɪˌpɛn/ noun 1. a small enclosure, usually portable, in which a young child can safely alone without constant supervision. 2. (defs 2, 3). /ˈpleɪˌpɛn/ noun 1. a small enclosure, usually portable, in which a young child can be left to play in safety (IBM) A room where programmers work. Compare salt mines. [Jargon File]



  • Playreader

    [pley-ree-der] /ˈpleɪˌri dər/ noun 1. a person who reads and evaluates , as for a publisher, producer, or theatrical company.

  • Playroom

    [pley-room, -roo m] /ˈpleɪˌrum, -ˌrʊm/ noun 1. a set aside for children’s or adult recreation. /ˈpleɪˌruːm; -ˌrʊm/ noun 1. a recreation room, esp for children



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