Meaning of “pun” in the English Dictionary

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punnoun [ C ]

us /pʌn/

an amusing use of a word or phrase that has several meanings or that sounds like another word:

People groan at a pun if it’s told correctly.
pun
verb [ I ] us /pʌn/ -nn-

She kept punning on "whole" and "hole."

(Definition of “pun” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)