Co*nun"drum (?), n. [Origin unknown.]

1.

A kind of riddle based upon some fanciful or fantastic resemblance between things quite unlike; a puzzling question, of which the answer is or involves a pun.

Or pun ambiguous, or conundrum quaint. J. Philips.

2.

A question to which only a conjectural answer can be made.

Do you think life is long enough to let me speculate on conundrums like that? W. Black.

 

© Webster 1913.

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