List of portmanteaus

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A selection of portmanteau words of the English language are listed below.


  • beefalo, from beef and buffalo
  • Brangus, from Brahman and Angus breeds of cattle
  • cameleopard, from camel and leopard
  • cockapoo, from Cocker Spaniel and Poodle
  • geep, from goat and sheep (progeny of)
  • 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 a Maltese and a poodle
  • pegacorn, from a Pegasus and a unicorn
  • pekapoo, from Pekingnese and Poodle
  • puggle, from a Pug and a Beagle
  • sheeple, from sheep and people
  • squitten, from squirrel and kitten
  • tigon, from tiger and lion (progeny of tiger and lioness) cf. liger above
  • wallaroo, from wallaby and kangaroo
  • zedonk, from zebra and donkey (progeny of)

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