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Definition of Punny
1. being or involving a pun [adj -NIER, -NIEST]
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Punny
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Literary usage of Punny
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Narrative of a Voyage to Hudson's Bay in His Majesty's Ship Rosamond by Edward Chappell (1817)
"... Guy-tat, Guy-tow-wut-oo-punny, Guy-tow-wat-oo-punny, Guy-tack-oo-punny, Guy-tisk-oo-punny, Guy-sus-takee, Hay-wee, Hay-way, Hay-waw, ..."
2. Around the World: A Narrative of a Voyage in the East India Squadron Under by Robert Burts, An officer of the U. S. Navy, George C Read (1840)
"And as punny turned some of the light coloured contents into one of the tumblers,—"What!" said the middies, one and all, " is that your wine ? ..."
3. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Carleton Eldredge Noyes (1900)
"... \day dreamer . . . my whole being was, with eyes closed to every object of present sense, to crumple myself up in a punny corner and read, read, read. ..."
4. Curiosities of Popular Customs and of Rites, Ceremonies, Observances, and by William Shepard Walsh (1897)
"In Lincolnshire the bargain is closed by the giving and taking of the fessen- or fasten-punny. This is usually a shilling. ..."