Conundrum Definition

kə-nŭndrəm
conundrums
noun
conundrums
A riddle whose answer contains a pun (Ex.: What's the difference between a jeweler and a jailer? One sells watches and the other watches cells.)
Webster's New World
A riddle in which a fanciful question is answered by a pun.
American Heritage
Any puzzling question or problem.
Webster's New World
The definition of conundrum is a situation where there is no clear right answer or no good solution.
An example of a conundrum is a challenging riddle to which you can't figure out the answer.
YourDictionary

A difficult choice or decision that must be made.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Conundrum

Noun

Singular:
conundrum
Plural:
conundra, conundrums

Origin of Conundrum

  • A word of unknown origin, probably coined in burlesque imitation of scholastic Latin, as "hocus-pocus" or "panjandrum".

    From Wiktionary

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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