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  1. a person who makes puns frequently.
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Origin of punster

First recorded in 1690–1700; pun + -ster
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Related Words for punster

trickster, jester, prankster, fool, stooge, wag, jokester, clown, wit, comedian, actor, buffoon, comic, humorist, card, punster, banana, madcap, kibitzer, joker

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Historical Examples of punster

  • The punster smiled faintly, and for once in his life made no reply.

    Pelham, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • The punster could scarcely refrain from a pun with which he was big.

    The Punster's Pocket-book

    Charles Molloy Westmacott

  • That was what it came to, if you took it in punster fashion.

    Cradock Nowell, Vol. 1 (of 3)

    Richard Doddridge Blackmore

  • A punster speaks of Theists as those who love "le bon Dieu and tea."


    James Huneker

  • Cicero a punster, i. 69; a manufacturer of prefaces, 71; a collector, ii.

British Dictionary definitions for punster


  1. a person who is fond of making puns, esp one who makes a tedious habit of this
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Word Origin and History for punster


c.1700, "a low wit who endeavours at reputation by double meaning" [Johnson], from pun + -ster.

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