List of portmanteaus

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This is a selection of portmanteau words.


  • beefalo, from beef and buffalo
  • Brangus, from Brahman and Angus breeds of cattle
  • cameleopard, from camel and leopard
  • cockapoo, from Cocker Spaniel and Poodle
  • donkra, from donkey and zebra (progeny of donkey stallion and zebra mare) cf. zedonk below
  • geep, from goat and sheep (progeny of)
  • goldendoodle, from golden retriever and poodle ("doodle" in reference to the Labradoodle)
  • hebra, from horse and zebra (progeny of horse stallion and zebra mare) cf. zorse below
  • hinny, from horse and jenny (progeny of horse stallion and donkey mare)
  • jackalope, from jackrabbit and antelope
  • labradoodle, from Labrador Retriever and Poodle
  • liger, from lion and tiger (progeny of male lion and tigress) cf. tiglon/tigon below
  • maltipoo, from Maltese and poodle
  • pegacorn, from Pegasus and unicorn
  • pekapoo, from Pekinese and Poodle
  • puggle, from Pug and Beagle
  • schnoodle, from schnauzer and poodle
  • sheeple, from sheep and people
  • squitten, from squirrel and kitten
  • tigon, from tiger and lion (progeny of male tiger and lioness) cf. liger above
  • wallaroo, from wallaby and kangaroo
  • wholphin, from whale and dolphin
  • zedonk, from zebra and donkey (progeny of zebra stallion and donkey mare) cf. donkra above
  • zorse, from zebra and horse (progeny of zebra stallion and horse mare) cf. hebra above

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