Meaning of “pun” in the English Dictionary

"pun" in British English

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punnoun [ C ]

uk /pʌn/ us /pʌn/

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

She made a couple of dreadful puns.
This is a well-known joke based on a pun: "What's black and white and red (= read) all over?" "A newspaper."

punverb [ I ]

uk /pʌn/ us /pʌn/ -nn-

to make a pun

(Definition of “pun” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pun" in American English

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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)