Definition of zeugma

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • zeugma is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 18
  • zeugma is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 18
  • zeugma is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 21

Definition of zeugma


  • use of a verb with two or more complements, playing on the verb's polysemy, for humorous effect (noun)

    Examples

    1. `Mr. Pickwick took his hat and his leave' is an example of zeugma

See definition of zeugma in Merriam Webster

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