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Yes. The word pun is a Scrabble US word. The word pun is worth 5 points in Scrabble:

P3U1N1

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P3U1N1

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3 letters words from 'pun'

PUN 5 

2 letters words from 'pun'

NU 2UN 2
UP 4 

All 3 letters words made out of pun

pun upn pnu npu unp nup

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Definitions and meaning of pun

pun

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, General American) enPR: pŭn, IPA(key): /pʌn/
  • Rhymes: -ʌn

Etymology 1

From Middle English ponnen, ponen, punen, from Old English punian, pūnian (to pound, beat, bray, bruise, crush, grind), from Proto-Germanic *punōną (to break to pieces, pulverize). See pound. As a kind of word play, from the notion of "beating" the words into place.

Verb

pun (third-person singular simple present puns, present participle punning, simple past and past participle punned)

  1. (transitive) To beat; strike with force; to ram; to pound, as in a mortar; reduce to powder, to pulverize.
  2. (intransitive) To make or tell a pun; to make a play on words.

Noun

pun (plural puns)

  1. A joke or type of wordplay in which similar definitions or sounds of two words or phrases, or different definitions of the same word, are deliberately confused.
    Synonyms: paronomasia, play on words
    Hypernym: joke
    Hyponym: antanaclasis
    • Austen was likely referring to flogging or spanking, then common naval punishments, known as le vice anglais.

Derived terms

Translations

Etymology 2

From the McCune-Reischauer romanization of Korean (bun), from Chinese (fen)

Noun

pun (plural puns or pun)

  1. (Korean units of measure) Alternative form of bun: a Korean unit of length equivalent to about 0.3 cm.

Anagrams

  • UPN, nup

Chuukese

Conjunction

pun

  1. because

Dalmatian

Alternative forms

  • puan
  • pen (Ragusan dialect)

Etymology

From Latin pānis, pānem.

Noun

pun m

  1. (Vegliot) bread

Malay

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation

  • (Johor-Selangor) IPA(key): /pon/
  • (Riau-Lingga) IPA(key): /pʊn/
  • Rhymes: -on

Adverb

pun (Jawi spelling ڤون‎)

  1. also
  2. even

Synonyms

  • juga

Related terms

  • -pun

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [pun]

Verb

pun

  1. first-person singular present indicative of pune
  2. first-person singular present subjunctive of pune
  3. third-person plural present indicative of pune

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *pьlnъ, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *pílˀnas, from Proto-Indo-European *pl̥h₁nós.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pûn/

Adjective

pȕn (definite pȕnī, Cyrillic spelling пу̏н)

  1. full, filled
  2. fleshy, plump
  3. full, complete
  4. occupied (of room)

Declension


Spanish

Noun

pun m (uncountable)

  1. (onomatopoeia) The sound of discharging a firearm
    Synonym: pum
  2. (onomatopoeia, vulgar) The sound of flatulence

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to make a play on words.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)