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Origin of punster

First recorded in 1690–1700; pun + -ster
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  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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