Zombie Puns

Welcome to the Punpedia entry on zombie puns! 🧟 💀 🧠

We hope you find this list entertaining and that you find the zombie pun you’re looking for, whether it be for a word game, a piece of creative writing or to continue a pun thread online.

We’ve made this entry specific to zombies, but if you’re interested in other monsters and spooky beings, we also have witch puns, vampire puns and Halloween puns, and will have other monster entries coming soon too.

Note: The concept of zombies is heavily tied in to the history of Haitian slavery, as slave drivers would use horrifying stories of the undead to instil a fear of zombification into the slaves to discourage them from committing suicide. Slavery still exists for both humans and animals in way too many parts of the world, and not enough people know about it. We are lucky that zombies are simply a harmless bit of entertainment for us, rather than a terrifying idea used to control our agency over our own lives.

Zombie Puns List

Each item in this list describes a pun, or a set of puns which can be made by applying a rule. If you know of any puns about zombies that we’re missing, please let us know in the comments at the end of this page! Without further ado, here’s our list of zombie puns:

  • Beans → Zombeans: As in, “Spill the zombeans,” and “Full of zombeans.” Note: to be full of beans is to be full of energy and enthusiasm – the “beans” in this context are possibly a reference to coffee beans.
  • Somebody → Zombodie: As in, “Find me zombodie to love,” and “Zombodie has to do it,” and “Zombodie that I used to know,” and “Use zombodie.”
  • Abercrombie & Fitch → Aberzombie & Fitch (Note: Abercrombie & Fitch are an American clothing retailer.)
  • Brain: Use these brain-related phrases to make some corny zombie puns – “All brawn and no brains,” and “Brain drain,” and “Brain fart,” and “Brain teaser,” and “Brainwave,” and “Brainstorming session,” and “A no-brainer,” and “Pick your brain,” and “Rack your brains.” Notes: A brain drain is a colloquial term for the emigration of highly trained experts or professionals.
  •  *brain*: As in, “Birdbrain,” and “Brainchild,” and “Brainless,” and “Brainpower,” and “Brainstorm,” and “Brainwash,” and “Brainy.”
  • Rain → Brain: As in, “Right as brain,” and “Come brain or shine,” and “Make it brain,” and “Over the brainbow,” and “Braining cats and dogs,” and “Take a braincheck,” and “Taste the brainbow,” and “A wild brainforest.” Note: to take a raincheck is to accept an invitation, but only at a later date.
  • Grain → Brain: As in,  “Go against the brain,” and “A brain of truth,” and “Take it with a brain of salt.”
  • Be → Zombie: As in, “Zombie all you can be,” and “Zombie done with it,” and “I’ll zombie around,” and “Zombie my guest,” and “Zombie yourself.”
  • Bee → Zombee: As in, “Busy as a zombee,” and “Zombee in your bonnet,” and “Birds and the zombees,” and “Float like a butterfly, sting like a zombee,” and “Make a zombee-line for,” and “The zombee’s knees.”
  • Beat → Zombie’t: As in, “Zombie’t around the bush,” and “Zombie’t the clock,” and “Zombie’ts me,” and “Zombie’t someone else.”
  • Bon → Bone: As in, “Bone appetit!”
  • Dead → Undead: As in, “Undead as a doornail,” and “The undead of night,” and “Better off undead,” and “Undead easy,” and “An undead giveaway,” and “Knock ’em undead,” and “Drop undead gorgeous,” and “Loud enough to wake the undead,” and “Undead last.” Notes: Dead as a doornail = extremely dead; dead easy means extremely easy, so easy a dead person could do it; dead giveaway means extremely obvious; while to knock ’em dead means to do very well at something. You can also make zombie puns by keeping the word “dead” in these phrases rather than changing them to undead, as in “Knock ’em dead,” and “The dead of night,” and “Dead tired.”
  • Dead* → Undead*: As in, “Don’t miss the undeadline!” and “Bolt the undeadlock,” and “The seven undeadly sins,” and “An undeadbeat,” and “Undead set on an idea.” Notes: A deadbeat is an idle, irresponsible person and to be dead set is to be absolute in your resolution for something.
  • Did → Dead: As in, “Dead I do that?” and “Why dead the chicken cross the road?”
  • Undid → Undead: As in, “You undead all your good work.”
  • Dedicate → Deadicate: As in, “This one is deadicated to you,” and “A strong deadication to the job.”
  • Ted → Dead: As in, “Deaddy bear,” and “Get the party star-dead,” and “Sugarcoa-dead.”
  • Dad → Dead: As in, “Sugar dead-y.”
  • Grave: As in, “Silent as the grave,” and “Dig your own grave,” and “From the cradle to the grave,” and “Graveyard shift,” and “One foot in the grave,” and “Turning in their grave,” and “Grave times,” and “Looking grave,” and “Grave consequences.” Notes: To turn in one’s grave is a figure of speech that expresses an idea is so extreme or ludicrous that even those already deceased are reacting to it. From “the cradle to the grave” describes something that affects an entire lifetime, and “One foot in the grave” means close to death, or dying.
  • Brave → Grave: As in, “Grave new world,” and “Fortune favours the grave,” and “Put a grave face on,” and “Grave the storm.”
  • Stone → Tombstone: As in, “A rolling tombstone gathers no moss,” and “Carved in tombstone,” and “Drop like a tombstone,” and “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Tombstone,” and “Heart of tombstone,” and “Leave no tombstone unturned,” and “Sticks and tombstones may break my bones,” and “Tombstone cold sober,” and “A tombstone’s throw.” Notes: “A rolling stone gathers no moss” is a proverb that suggests that people who don’t stay in one place avoid responsibilities. “Carved in stone” describes things which are set and cannot be changed.
  • *tom* → *tomb*: As in, “Tomb-ato,” and “Tomb-orrow,” and “Cus-tomb,” and “Bot-tomb,” and “A-tomb,” and “Phan-tomb,” and “Symp-tomb.”
  • Course → Corpse: As in, “But of corpse,” and “Crash corpse,” and “In due corpse,” and “Let nature take its corpse,” and “Run its corpse,” and “Stay on corpse,” and “The corpse of true love never did run smooth.” Notes: A crash course is a short, intensive bout of training.
  • Flesh: As in, “My flesh and blood,” and “Flesh an idea out,” and “He makes my flesh crawl,” and “In the flesh,” and “A pound of flesh,” and “Put some flesh on your bones,” and “The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.” Notes: A pound of flesh is a debt owed which will be difficult or painful to repay, while “The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak” is an expression of physical weariness.
  • Fresh → Flesh: As in, “Flesh as a daisy,” and “A breath of flesh air,” and “Farm flesh,” and “Flesh off the boat,” and “A flesh pair of eyes,” and “A flesh start,” and “Refleshments.” Note: “Fresh off the boat,” or “FOB” is a term of immigrants who haven’t yet assimilated into their new nation’s culture. A casually derogatory and racist term.
  • Flush → Flesh: As in, “Royal flesh,” and “Flesh it out,” and “Fleshed cheeks.” Notes: a royal flush is a type of card combination in poker.
  • Flash → Flesh: As in, “Quick as a flesh,” and “Back in a flesh,” and “Flesh a smile,” and “Flesh forward,” and “Fleshback.”
  • Skul* → Skull*: As in, “Skullduggery,” and “Skull-k.” Note: Skulduggery is unscrupulous behaviour.
  • Skill → Skull: As in, “Social skulls,” and “Very skullful.”
  • Abracadabra → Abra-cadaver (Note: A cadaver is a corpse.)
  • Entail → Entrails: As in, “Well what does it entrails?” Note: entrails are internal organs.
  • Trail → Entrails: As in, “A paper entrails,” and “Hot on the entrails,” and “Happy entrails to you!” and “Entrails mix.” Notes: entrails are internal organs. A paper trail is a collection of potentially incriminating documents.
  • Bone: As in, “A bone to pick,” and “Dry as a bone,” and “Bone up on,” and “Chilled to the bone,” and “Not a jealous bone in their body,” and “Feel it in your bones,” and “Work your fingers to the bone,” and “Bad to the bone.” Notes: To “bone up on” is to revise something, and having “a bone to pick” means having an issue that needs to be talked out.
  • *bon* → *bone*: As in, “Bone-us (bonus),” and “Bone-anza (bonanza),” and “Bone-afide (bonafide),” and “Trombone,” and “Rib-bone (ribbon),” and “Car-bone (carbon),” and “Bour-bone (bourbon).”
  • Skin: As in, “Beauty is only skin-deep,” and “By the skin of your teeth,” and “Comfortable in your skin,” and “Get under your skin,” and “Makes my skin crawl,” and “No skin off my nose,” and “Jump out of your skin,” and “Save your skin,” and “Skin alive,” and “Skin and bone,” and “Skin deep,” and “Skin in the game.” Notes: “By the skin of your teeth” means a narrow escape, and “No skin off my nose,” refers to a situation that you have no preference in since the outcome won’t affect you. “Skin in the game” means to be taking some kind of risk.
  • Ghouls: Ghouls are similar to zombies in that they are also beings who eat human flesh and are associated with death and graveyards, so we’ve included them in this entry. Make some ghoulish puns with these:
  • Fool → Ghoul: As in, “A ghoul and his money are soon parted,” and “Act the ghoul,” and “April ghoul,” and “Ghoul around,” and “A ghoul’s errand,” and “I pity the ghoul,” and “Make a ghoul of yourself,” and “Nobody’s ghoul,” and “Shut up, ghoul.”
  • Girl → Ghoul: As in, “A ghoul’s best friend,” and “Atta ghoul,” and “Boy meets ghoul,” and “Ghoul with a pearl earring,” and “Glamour ghoul,” and “Me and my ghoulfriends,” and “Ghouls just wanna have fun,” and “Only ghoul in the world,” and “Working ghoul.”
  • Goal → Ghoul: As in, “Move the ghoulposts,” and “Squad ghouls,” and “A ghoul in mind,” and “Score a ghoul.”
  • Zombification is generally believed to be spread through an outbreak of disease, so we’ve included disease and viral-related words in this entry:
  • Break → Outbreak: As in, “Outbreaking news,” and “Don’t go outbreaking my heart,” and “Give me an outbreak,” and “A lucky outbreak,” and “Make a clean outbreak,” and “All hell outbreaks loose.” Notes: a clean break refers to a complete removal or ending of a relationship or situation.
  • Plague: As in, “Avoid like the plague.”
  • Disease: As in, “Coughs and sneezes spread disease,” and “Social disease.”
  • In fact → Infect
  • Deca* → Decay*: As in, “Decay-de (decade)” and “Decay-dent (decadent)”.
  • Die: As in, “Cross my heart and hope to die,” and “Curl up and die,” and “Do or die,” and “Never say die,” and “Old habits die hard.” Notes: To “cross your heart and hope to die” is to display sincerity in a promise, to “curl up and die” is to express severe shame and regret at a situation, and “never say die” means to never give up on a situation.
  • Body: As in, “Over my dead body,” and “The body is still warm.”
  • Bodies: As in, “We know where the bodies are buried.” Note: this means to know everything about a situation, including all secrets.
  • *di* → *die*: Use and change words that have a “die” sound in them to visually include “die”: “Die-agram (diagram)” and “”Die-alogue (dialogue)” and “Die-agonal (diagonal)” and “Die-per (diaper)” and “Die-rection (direction)” and “Die-ve (dive)” and “Die-rectly (directly)” and “Die-vulge (divulge)” and “Die-namic (dynamic)” and “Paradie-se (paradise).”
  • Death: As in, “At death’s door,” and “Blue screen of death,” and “Bored to death,” and “Catch your death of cold,” and “Death by chocolate,” and “Death trap,” and “Done to death,” and “A fate worse than death,” and “Life or death struggle,” and “Nothing is certain but death and taxes,” and “Scared to death,” and “Sick to death of.”
  • Dying: As in, “A dying breed,” and “Dying out,” and “Until your dying day,” and “Dying for (something).”
  • Monster: As in, “Cookie monster,” and “Green eyed monster,” and “Here be monsters,” and “Monster mash,” and “Monster of depravity,” and “The monster is loose.”

Zombie-Related Words

To help you come up with your own zombie puns, here’s a list of related words to get you on your way. If you come up with any new puns or related words, please feel free to share them in the comments!

We have two separate lists – the first for general words that are related to “zombie” and a second for popular movies, games or books that feature zombies.

General: zombie, undead, brain, flesh, body, bodies, cadaver, skin, meat, carcass, entrails, blood, skull, bones, marrow dead, die, death, dying, deathly, ghoul, corpse, deceased, murdered, graveyard, grave, cemetery, tombstone, tomb, outbreak, virus, bacteria, plague, disease, infected, infection, apocalypse, apocalyptic, funeral, burial, buried, decay, horror

In pop culture: frankenstein, dawn of the dead, night of the living dead, day of the dead, resident evil, 28 days later, I am legend, plants vs. zombies

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Magic Puns

Welcome to the Punpedia entry on magic puns! 🧙 ✨🔮

Whether you’re playing a word game, doing some creative writing or crafting a witty dating bio, we hope that you find this list entertaining and enjoyable and that you find the magic pun that you’re looking for.

While we’ve made this list as thorough as possible, this entry is for magic in general. For more specific magic-related puns, we do also have entries on witch puns, elf puns and Harry Potter puns.

Magic Puns List

Each item in this list describes a pun, or a set of puns which can be made by applying a rule. If you know of any puns about magic that we’re missing, please let us know in the comments at the end of this page! Without further ado, here’s our list of magic puns:

  • Magic: Magic-related phrases: “Every little thing she does is magic,” and “It’s a kind of magic,” and “Magic Johnson”, “Magic beans”, “Magic carpet ride”, “Magical mystery tour”, “Make some magic,” and “The magic number”, “Wave your magic wand”, and “Work one’s magic.”
  • *agi* → *magic*: Use words with the soft “agi” sound in them: “Magic-tive (adjective)”, “Magic-sterial (magisterial)”, and “Imagic-nation (imagination)”. 
  • Black: Use black-related phrases to make black-magic puns: “If you want to impress someone, put them on your black magic list”, “In a black magic mood”, “Little black magic book”, “Little black magic dress”, and “On the black magic market”. 
  • Magic: Add to magic-related phrases: “Do you believe in black magic?”, “Every little thing shes does is black magic” and “It’s a kind of black magic.” You can also use these to make white magic puns (as in, “Do you believe in white magic?”)
  • Spell: Some spell-related phrases: “Cast a spell,” and “How do you spell relief?”, “Spell it out”, “Be under (someone’s) spell,” and “Break the spell,” and “A dry spell,” and “It spells trouble”, “Spelling bee”, and “Back in a spell!”
  • Smell → Spell: As in, “Come up spelling of roses”, “I spell a rat”, “A keen sense of spell,” and “A rose by any other name would spell just as sweet”, “Spell ya later”, “Spells like teen spirit”, Stop and spell the roses”, “The sweet spell of success”, “Tastes as good as it spells,” and “Whoever spelled it, dealt it”. Also works for other forms of smell – smelly (spelly) and smelling (spelling). 
  • Stellar → Spellar: As in, “What a spellar performance from England!”
  • *pel* → *spell*: Amend words with “pel” in them to “spell”, as in: “I don’t want to be exspelled (expelled)!”, “Dispell (dispel) the thought”, “This recipe is misspelled,” and “She watched the show, spellbound.”
  • Spill → Spell: As in, “Spell the beans”, “Spell your guts”, “Cry over spelled milk”, “Spell the tea”, “He took a spell.”
  • Book → Spellbook: As in, “A room without spellbooks is like a body without a soul”, “Always have your nose in a spellbook,” and “Spellbook worm”, “By the spellbook,” and “Every trick in the spellbook,” and “Read any good spellbooks lately?”, “His life’s an open spellbook,” and “Hit the spellbooks,” and “Little black spellbook,” and “So many spellbooks, so little time”, and “Don’t judge a spellbook by its cover”.  
  • Witch: Some phrases with the word “witch”: “The witching hour”, “Witch hunt”, “Witches knickers”, and “Which witch is which?” 
  • *witch → *witch: As in, “Asleep at the s-witch,” and “S-witch off”, “S-witch on”, and “S-witch hitter”,  and “A witch in time saves nine.”
  • B*tch → Witch: Make your cusswords kid-friendly by swapping witch in: “Witch fest”, “Witch slap”, “Flip a witch,” and “Life’s a witch and then you die”, “Payback’s a witch,” and “Rich witch,” and “The witch is back”, “Basic witch,” and “Witch and moan”, and “Resting witch face.”
  • *wich → *witch: Switch words ending in -wich around with witch to make some witch puns: “What’s the Green-witch mean time?” and “When do you want to go to Nor-witch?” and “What’s in this sand-witch?” 
  • *witch: Emphasise words that end in witch: “What’s with that t-witch?” and “The power to be-witch.” Also works for other forms of these words, like “be-witching” and “t-witches.” 
  • Rich* → Witch*: Swap the word “witch” into words that start with a “rich” sound – “Witchard” (Richard), “Witcher” (richer), “Witchual” (ritual), “Witchualistic” (ritualistic), “Witchest” (richest). 
  • Enrich → En-witch: As in, “en-witch the Earth”. 
  • Wish → Witch: As in, “Be careful what you witch for”, “Be the change you witch to see”, “When you witch upon a star”, “Witch me luck!” and “Witchful thinking.” 
  • With you → Witcha: As in, “Bewitcha in a minute!” 
  • *craft → *witchcraft: As in, “Arts and witchcrafts,” “Mixed martial arts and witchcrafts,” and “She’s a witchcrafty one.”
  • *itching → *witching: Change words that end in “itching” so that they end in “witching”, like so: “I’m witching (itching) to get to the station”, “That’s a witching (b*tching) dress!”
  • Hours: Change hour-related sayings: “After witching hours,” and “At the eleventh witching hour,” and “Happy witching hour,” and “My finest witching hour,” and “Now is the witching hour,” and “Open all witching hours,” and “The darkest witching hour is just before the dawn”.
  • Lizard → Wizard: As in, “Flat out like a wizard drinking”, “Lounge wizard,” and “The wizard king”. 
  • Wizard → Hedge Wizard: As in, “The Hedge Wizard of Oz”, and “We’re off to see the hedge wizard.” Note: A hedge wizard is a type of “small-time” wizard.
  • Saucer → Sorcerer: As in, “Eyes like sorcerers.” 
  • War → Warlock: As in, “Art of warlock,” and “Don’t mention the warlock,” and “Make love not warlock,” and “The cold warlock.”
  • Lock → Warlock: As in, “Davy Jones’ warlock-er,” and “Under warlock and key”.
  • *ician → *magician: Change words that end with “ician” so that they end with “magician”, like so: “What a talented mathmagician (mathematician)”, and “She’s an arithmagician (arithmatician)”. 
  • Age: Take these age-related phrases and turn them into mage-related puns: “Mage before beauty”, “An awkward mage,” and “Rock of mages,” and “The mage of reason”, “The space mage,” and “The mage of miracles is past”, and “Ripe old mage.”
  • Image: Emphasise the “mage” in these image-related phrases: “Spitting image,”  and “Image is everything”.
  • Fairy: Use fairy-related phrases: “Airy fairy,” and “Fairytale ending” and “Nobody loves a fairy when she’s forty”.
  • *fair* → *fairy*: Swap “fair” for “fairy”, like so: “Affairy of the heart”, “An affairy to remember”, “All the fun of the fairy,” and “All’s fairy in love and war”, “By fairy means or foul”, “Faint heart never won fairy lady”, “Fairy trade”, “Fairy and square”, “Fairy dinkum”, “Fairy enough”, “Fairy game”, “A family affairy,” and “My fairy lady”, “No fairy!” and “Savoir fairy.” 
  • Far → Fairy: Swap “far” for “fairy” to create some witty magic puns like so: “As fairy as it goes”, “As fairy as the eye can see”, “Few and fairy between”, and “Over the hills and fairy away”, “So fairy so good”, “Thursday’s child has fairy to go” and “The fruit does not fall fairy from the tree”. 
  • Very → Fairy: As in, “Be afraid, be fairy afraid”, “Before your fairy eyes”, “How fairy dare you!”, “It was a fairy good year”, “Thank you fairy much”, “Fairy interesting, but stupid”, “All fairy well” and “At the fairy least”.
  • Fiery → Fairy: As in, “Fairy red hair,” and “Fairy rage,” and “Filled with fairy enthusiasm.”
  • Four → Fairy: As in, “Twenty-fairy seven,” and “A fairy-letter word.”
  • Forty → Fairy-ty: As in, “Fairy-ty winks,” and “Life begins at fairy-ty.”
  • Firing → Fairy-ing: As in, “Fairy-ing blanks,” and “Fairy-ing on all cylinders,” and “The fairy-ing line.”
  • Fury → Fairy: As in, “Bright red with fairy,” and “Filled with sorrow and fairy,” and “Blinded with fairy,” and “Pent-up fairy.”
  • Hairy → Fairy: As in, “A fairy situation,” and “Give it the fairy eyeball.” Note: to give someone the hairy eyeball is to look at someone disdainfully.
  • *fare* → *fairy*: As in, “Fairynheit 451,” and “Welfairy reform,” and “Fairy-thee-well!” and “I bid you fairywell!” and “Celebration and fanfairy.” Note: Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel that’s been made into a movie.
  • *fer* → *fairy*: As in, “A fairyocious effort,” and “Your highest offairy (offer),” and “Buffairy (buffer) zone,” and “Long suffairying (suffering),” and “What’s the diffairyence (difference)?” and “Transfairy the funds,” and “A good refairyence,” and  “Taking the fairy (ferry),” and “Defairy (defer) your admission,” and “Infairyority (inferiority) complex,” and “Well, if you’re offairying.”
  • *for* → *fairy*: As in, “Going fairyward,” and “Insider infairymation,” “Too much infairymation,” and “Peak perfairymance,” and “Fairyeign (foreign) exchange,” and “The fairycast for today,” and “Why hast thou fairysaken me?” and “In reference (or refairyence) to the afairymentioned…”
  • *fur* → *fairy*: As in, “Hell hath no fairy (fury) like..” and “An infairyating (infuriating) situation,” and “A part of the fairyniture,” and “Fairytive (furtive) glances,” and “And fairythermore…” and “A blazing fairynace (furnace).”
  • Fast and Furious → Fast and Fairyous
  • Self-*→ Elf-*: As in, “Have some elf-conficence,” and “She’s got good elf-control.” Other words that would work with this format: elf-contained, elf-deceiving, elf-deprecating, elf-determination, elf-enrichment, elf-governing, elf-help, elf-improvement, elf-perpetuating, elf-portrait, elf-sufficient.
  • *self→ *elf: As in, “Be your-elf,” and “An elf-made business owner,” and “Apply your-elf,” and “Pull your-elf together,” and “I didn’t do it my-elf.” Note: this also works for the plural forms of both self and elf – as in, “Apply your-elves (apply yourselves),” and “Pull your-elves together.”
  • Self*→ Elf*: As in, “An elfish (selfish) person,” and “Elfless (selfless) bravery,” and “I won’t stand for such elfishness (selfishness).”
  • *alf*→ *elf*: As in, elfalfa (alfalfa), elfredo (alfredo), behelf (behalf – as in, “On behelf of”), and melfunction (malfunction – as in, “Why is the computer melfunctioning?”)
  • Selfie→ Elfie: As in, “Take an elfie,” and “Use an elfie stick.”
  • Elvis→ Elfis
  • Health→ Helf: As in, “A helfy mind in a helfy body,” and “Bad for your helf,” and “A clean bill of helf,” and “Glowing with helf,” and “In sickness and in helf,” and “A picture of helf,” and “Take a helf-y interest,” and “Ill helf,” and “In the pink of helf,” and “Helfy as a horse.” Note: if you’re in the pink of health, then you’re in very good condition.
  • Wealth→ Welf: As in, “Rolling in welf,” and “Redistribution of welf,” and “Share the welf.”
  • Alphabet→ Elfabet: As in, “Elfabet soup,” and “Do you know your elfabet?”
  • Effin’ → Elfin: As in, “Elfin hell,” and “Not another elfin word!” Note: Effin’ is shorthand slang for f*cking.
  • Effed → Elfed: As in, “I elfed up,” and “It’s completely elfed.” Note: Effed is shorthand slang for f*cked (in the context that something is thoroughly ruined).
  • Half → Helf: As in, “Ain’t helf bad,” and “My better helf,” and “Getting there is helf the fun,” and “Helf a second,” and “Helf asleep,” and “Helfway to paradise,” and “Not helf the man I used to be,” and “How the other helf lives,” and “Glass helf empty,” and “Got helf a mind to…” and “Meet helfway,” and “Too clever helf bad.”
  • Halve → Helve: As in, “A problem shared is a problem helved,” and “Go helves,” and “By helves,” and “Do by helves.”
  • Awful → Elful: As in, “God elful,” and “Something elful has happened!”
  • Telephone → Telelfone: As in, “Hanging up the telelfone,” and “Waiting by the telelfone,” and “Hold the telelfone.”
  • Eavesdropping → Elvesdropping: As in, “Caught elvesdropping,” and “Elvesdropping on.”
  • *ella* → *elfa: As in, “Under the umbrelfa of,” and “Let a smile be your umbrelfa,” and “A classic novelfa (novella),” and “A spicy vegan paelfa (paella),” and “An a capelfa (capella) choir,” and “Miscelfaneous (miscellaneous) goods,” and “A stelfar (stellar) review,” and “A constelfation (constellation) of stars,” and “Down in the celfar (cellar),” and “A late cancelfation (cancellation).”
  • *elev* → *elef*: As in, “Count to elelfen (eleven),” and “Elelfated (elevated) to new heights,” and “Take the elelfator (elevator),” and “Time for elelfenses (elevenses),” and “The elelfenth hour,” and “Stay relelfant (relevant),” and “That’s irrelelfant,” and “I don’t see the relelfance,” and “Glued to the telelfision (television).” Notes: If something has been done at the eleventh hour, then it’s been done at the very last moment. Elevenses is a type of snack break.
  • *lef* → *elf*: As in, “Lunch elftovers,” and “Last on the battelfield,” and “Malicious malelfactor.” Notes: a malefactor is someone who breaks the law.
  • *lif* → *elf*: As in, “A prolelfic writer,” and “Healthy lelfstyle,” and “Exemplelfies the qualities of…” and “You qualelfy for the position,” and “Oversimplelfication,” and “Suspenseful clelffhanger.”
  • *olf* → *elf*: As in, “Cry welf,” and “A welf in sheep’s clothing,” and “Out playing gelf.” Couple of other words that could work: werewelf and elfactory. Notes: olfactory is to do with the sense of smell.
  • *ilf* → *elf*: As in, “Welfully disobedient,” and “Extremely skelful,” and “Pelfering the office supplies.” Note: to pilfer is to repeatedly steal small amounts.
  • *ulf* → *elf*: As in, “The Gelf (Gulf) of Mexico,” and “Engelfed in emotion,” and “Felfilled wishes,” and “Waiting for felfilment.” Note: to engulf is to completely surround and cover something.
  • *aff* → *elf*: As in, “Offer elffordances,” and “State of elffairs,” and “Links and elffiliates,” and “Brimming with elffection,” and “An elffluent family.” Other words that could work: elffected (affected), elffable (affable), elfford (afford), elffirm (affirm), elffinity (affinity), and elffect (affect). Notes: to be affable is to be easy to talk to. Affluence is an abundance of riches or wealth.
  • *eff* → *elf*: As in, “Elf off,” and “Or other words to that elffect,” and “Side elffects,” and “Spare no elffort,” and “Waiting to take elffect,” and “An elffective insult.” Other words that could work: elfficacy (efficacy), elfficient (efficient), elfficiency, elffusive. Notes: Effusiveness is an expression of great emotion or enthusiasm. Efficacy is the power to produce a desired effect.
  • *iff* → *elf*: “And now for something completely delfferent,” and “Delffuse the tension,” and “What’s the delfference?” and “A delfficult situation.” Other words that could work: plaintelff (plaintiff), tarelff (tariff), sherelff (sheriff), clelff (cliff), delfferentiate (differentiate), indelfferent (indifferent) and delffident (diffident). Notes: to be diffident is to not have confidence in your abilities. To differentiate is to discern a difference between things.
  • *off* → *elf*: As in, “A load elff your mind,” and “All bets are elff,” and “Back elff,” and “Bite elff more than you can chew,” and “Bite someone’s head elff,” and “Blow elff some steam,” and “Bouncing elff the walls,” and “A chip elff the old block,” and “Dance your socks elff,” and “Fall elff the wagon,” and “Fly elff the handle,” and “Fly elff the shelves,” and “Get it elff your chest,” and “Get elff lightly,” and “Get elff on the wrong foot,” and “Could see you a mile eff,” and “Learned elff by heart,” and “Let’s call the whole thing elff,” and “Like water elff a duck’s back.” Other off-related or inclusive words that could work: elffset (offset), elffice (office), elffer (offer), elfficial (official), elffensive (offensive), elffence (offence), elfficer (officer).
  • *af* → *elf*: As in, “Elfter all,” and “Elfter my own heart,” and “Chase elfter,” and “A delfening silence,” and “Happily ever elfter,” and “Offer elffordances,” and “Selfty first,” and “Be elfraid, be very elfraid.” Other suitable words: elficionado (aficionado), elfire (afire), elfield (afield), bonelfide (bonafide), elfloat (afloat), elflame (aflame), elflutter (aflutter), lelflet (leaflet), elforementioned (aforementioned), elforesaid (aforesaid), elfoul (afoul), elfoot (afoot), elforethought (aforethought), pinelfore (pinafore), elfresh (afresh), elftermath (aftermath), elfterward (afterward), elftershave (aftershave), elfternoon (afternoon), elfterglow (afterglow), elfterthought (afterthought) and elfterlife (afterlife). Note: an aficionado is a lover of a certain activity. If something is bonafide, then it’s genuine and real.
  • *ef* → *elf*: As in, “For your benelfit,” and “For future relference,” and “Conditioned relflex,” and “Relflect badly on,” and “Delfault back on,” and “Cultural artelfacts.” Other words that could work: nelfarious (nefarious), delfer (defer), benelfactor (benefactor), delfamation (defamation), delfence (defence), prelfer (prefer), delfeat (defeat), delfinition (definition), delfine (define), delfinitely (definitely), benelficial (beneficial), delfiant (defiant) and delficit (deficit). Notes: a benefactor is one that provides help or advantages.
  • If → Elf: As in, “As elf there was no tomorrow,” and “As elf,” and “Elf I do say so myself,” and “Elf looks could kill,” and “Elf need be,” and “Elf nothing else,” and “Elf only,” and “Elf the shoe fits,” and “No elfs or buts,” and “Elf it’s the last thing I do,” and “Elf it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
  • *if* → *elf*: Motelfs (motifs), manelfest (manifest), beautelful (beautiful), signelficant (significant), artelfact (artifact), multelfaceted (multifaceted), specelfic (specific), sacrelfice (sacrifice), certelficate (certificate), magnelficent (magnificent), caulelflower (cauliflower), unelform (uniform), pitelful (pitiful), fancelful (fanciful), bountelful (bountiful), dutelful (dutiful), mercelful (merciful).
  • Of → Elf: As in, “15 minutes elf fame,” and “A life elf its own,” and “Ahead elf one’s time,” and “At the top elf one’s lungs,” and “Bag elf tricks,” and “Barrel elf laughs,” and “Best elf both worlds,” and “Best elf the bunch,” and “Beyond the call elf duty,” and “Blink elf an eye,” and “Bored out elf your mind,” and “Bundle elf joy,” and “Breath elf fresh air,” and “By the skin elf your teeth,” and “By no stretch elf the imagination,” and “Chip elf the old block,” and “Figure elf speech.”
  • *of* → *elf*: As in, “A paid prelfessional,” and “Favourite prelfessor,” and “Chosen prelfession,” and “Gaining prelfit (profit),” and “Prelfitable ventures,” and “Camelflage pants,” and “Prelfound thoughts,” and “Ecelfriendly and organic,” and “Elfentimes (oftentimes),” and “Bleeding prelfusely.” Note: profusely means in large amounts.
  • *fay* → *fey*: Fey are another type of magical creature, so we’ve included some fey-related phrases and puns in this list too. We can adjust words that have a “fay” sound in them to include “fey”: “Save feyce (face),” and “Lying feycedown,” and “A relaxing feycial (facial),” and “If you feyl, try, try again,” and “A disappointing feylure,” and “Feeling feynt,” and “Feythful companion,” and “Feyke friends,” and “Rich and feymous.” Other words that could work: feyble (fable), feylsafe (failsafe), feytal (fatal), feyteful (fateful), feyvour (favour), feyvourite (favourite), feyn (feign), feynt (feint/faint).
  • *fee* → *fey*: As in, “An infeysible proposal,” and “Wedding feyst (feast),” and “Find your feyt (feet),” and “An astounding feyt (feat),” and “News feyture,” and “Twitter feyd,” and “More than a feyling (feeling),” and “Feyline smile,” and “Feminism is not a feymale problem,” and “Cabin feyver,” and “Meet my feyance (fiance),” and “What a feyasco.” Notes: if something is infeasible, then it isn’t something which is practical to achieve. Cabin fever is the restlessness, claustrophobia and irritability that results from being stuck in a confined space for a long time.
  • *fie* → *fey*: As in, “The Feynal Countdown,” and “Semi-feynalist,” and “Feyghting fit,” and “And feynally…” and “Due to a lack of feynances…” and “Did you feynd Nemo?” and “Looking feyne (fine),” and “Feylanthropic (philanthropic) organisations,” and “Like a feynix (phoenix) rising from the ashes.” Note: to be philanthropic is to do public good.
  • Heel → Healer: As in, “Achilles’ healer,” and “Head over healers in love”, “High healer sneakers”, “Kick up your healers,” and “Turn on your healers” and “Cool your healers.” 
  • Man → Shaman: As in, “A shaman for all seasons”, “A portrait of the artist as a young shaman,” and “A dog is a shaman’s best friend”, “A drowning shaman will clutch at a straw”, “A good shaman is hard to find”, “A shaman after my own heart”, “A shaman among men”, “A woman without a shaman is like a fish without a bicycle”, “Million dollar shaman,” and “I’m a changed shaman,” and “Don’t have a cow, shaman” and “Early to bed and early to rise makes a shaman healthy, wealthy and wise”. There are many more man-related phrases out there, so be creative! 
  • *sham* → *shaman*: As in, “Champagne for my real friends, real pain for my shaman friends!”, “Anti-dandruff shamanpoo (shampoo)”.
  • Divine → Divining: As in, “Divining intervention”, “Divining providence” and “Divining retribution”.
  • See her → Seer: As in, “Where did she go? I can’t seer!”
  • See → Seer: As in, “As far as the eye can seer,” and “Be the change that you wish to seer in the world”, “Can’t seer beyond the end of your nose”, “Can’t seer the wood for the trees”, “Come up and seer me sometime”, “Hear no evil, speak no evil, seer no evil”, “I can seer clearly now”, “Now you seer it, now you don’t”, and “Seer what the future has in store”. There are many more seeing-related phrases to make puns from, so be creative!
  • *ear → Seer: As in, “All seers,” and “As cute as a bug’s seer” and “Don’t believe everything you seer (hear)”.
  • Sear → Seer: As in, “Would you like some seered eggplant?”
  • Medium: A couple of medium-related phrases (medium as in the psychically gifted): “Happy medium” and “The medium is the message”.
  • *orical → *oracle: As in, “This is a historacle (historical) place”, “That was a rhetoracle (rhetorical) question”, “An allegoracle (allegorical) story”, “Is this categoracle (categorical)?” and “This is just metaphoracle (metaphorical)”. 
  • Coracle → C-oracle: Emphasise the “oracle” in “coracle”: “Shall we go for a ride in my c-oracle?” Note: A coracle is a small boat. 
  • Element → Elemental: As in, “Brave the elementals,” and “Elementals of surprise” and, “Elemental, my dear Watson”. 
  • Mentality → Elementality: As in, “Mob elementality” and “Siege elementality.”
  • Metal → Elemental: As in, “Bite my shiny, elemental ass”, “Put the pedal to the elemental,” and “Heavy elemental” and “Death elemental.” 
  • Shape: Use shape-related phrases to make puns about shapeshifters: “All shapeshifters and sizes”, “Bent out of shapeshifter,” and “Get in shapeshifter,” and “Shapeshifter up or ship out!”, “Take shapeshifter” and “In any way, shapeshifter or form”.
  • Shift: Use shift-related phrases: “Graveyard shapeshift,” and “Night shapeshift,” and “Shapeshift gears”, “Shapeshift into high gear”, “Shapeshifting sands” and “Shapeshift your ass”.
  • Rite: Rite-related phrases: “Last rites,” and “Rite of passage”.
  • Write → Rite: As in, “Nothing to rite home about”, “Rite one’s own ticket”, “Riter’s cramp” and “Their virtues we rite.”
  • Right → Rite: As in, “A move in the rite direction”, “A woman’s rite to choose”, “All the rite moves”, “Alrite already!”, “Animal rites,” and “As rite as rain”, “Bang to rites,” and “Barge rite in”, “Bolt uprite,” and “Bragging rites,” and “Civil rites,” and “Consumer rites,” and “Do all rite for yourself”, “Do what feels rite,” and “Fight for the rite to party”, “Get off on the rite foot”, “Give your rite arm”, “In the rite place at the rite time”, “In the rite vein”, “Moving rite along”, “Play your cards rite,” and “Rite back at ya”, and “The kids are alrite“. There are many more right-related phrases that can be changed to make rite puns, so take some time to be creative. 
  • *right* → *rite*: Change the “right” sound in words to “rite” to make magic puns – ” Arthriteis” (arthritis), “Brite” (bright – also works for brighten, brightening, brightened, etc), “Detriteus” (detritus), “Frite” (fright – also works for frightful, frightened, etc)
  • *rite*: Use words that have “rite” in them already: As in “Criteria” and “Contrite.”
  • Wicked → Wicca’d: As in, “No peace for the wicca’d,” and “No rest for the wicca’d,” and “Something wicca’d this way comes,” and “Wicca’d stepmother.”
  • Quicken/Quicker → Q’wiccan/’wicca: As in, “Candy is dandy but liquor is q’wicca,” and “Q’wicca than the eye can see”,”The hand is q’wicca than the eye”, “Her pace q’wiccans.”
  • Wicket → Wiccat: As in, “Deep mid wiccat,” and “Keep wiccat,” and “Wiccat keeper.”
  • We can → Wiccan: As in, “I’m sure wiccan do it!”
  • Pelican → Pelwiccan: As in, “A marvellous bird is the pelwiccan, its beak holds more than its belly can”.
  • *cult* → *occult*: Change words that have “cult” in them to “occult” to make some magically witchy puns, like so: “Multioccultural (multicultural)”, “Occultivate (cultivate)”, “Diffoccult (difficult)”, “Diffocculty (difficulty)”, and “Occultural (cultural)”.
  • Fortune: Change fortune-related phrases to make puns related to fortune-telling: “Family fortune-telling,” and “Fortune-telling favours the brave” and “Wheel of fortune-telling.”
  • Telling: Use telling-related phrases, as in: “Death is nature’s way of fortune-telling you to slow down”, “That would be fortune-telling,” and “There’s no fortune-telling,” and “You’re fortune-telling me!”
  • Oven → Coven: As in, “Bun in the coven.”
  • Motion → Potion: As in, “Going through the potions,” and “Slow potion.”
  • *oo → *Brew: Use words that rhyme with “brew” or have an “oo” sound, as in: “Everything I brew, I brew it for you”, “Brew away with”, “Brew me a favour,” and “You’re brewing my head in!” and “Brew or die”, “Brewberries (blueberries)”, “Out of the brew (blue)”, “Knock back a brew (few)”, “You will brew the day! (rue)”.
  • Beauty → Brewty: As in, “Brewty is only skin-deep”, “A thing of brewty is a joy forever”, “Brewty and the beast”, “Brewty is in the eye of the beholder”, “Brewty is truth”, “You’re brewtiful,” and “I need my brewty sleep”, “That’s the brewty of it”, and “The perception of brewty is a moral test”.
  • Bro* → Brew*: As in, “Am I my brewther’s keeper?”, “Big brewther is watching you”, “O brewther, where art thou?”, “Like a brewken record”, “A brewken vessel”, “That will definitely get us some brewnie points”, “Go for brewke,” and “Knit one’s eyebrews,” and “Raised eyebrews,” and “If it ain’t brewke, don’t fix it”, and “Brew, do you even lift?”
  • Broom: Change broom-related phrases for broomstick puns: “A new broomstick sweeps clean”, and “Marry over the broomstick.” 
  • Room → Broom: As in, “A broom with a view”, “Smallest broom in the house”, “Standing broom only”, and “This is my broommate.”  
  • Stick: Change stick-related phrases for broomstick puns: “As cross as two broomsticks”, “Better than a poke in the eye with a sharp broomstick”, “Carrot and broomstick,” and “Every broomstick has two ends”, “Five, six, pick up broomsticks,” and “Got hold of the wrong end of the broomstick,” and “In the broomsticks,” and “More than you can shake a broomstick at”, “Short end of the broomstick,” and “Speak softly and carry a big broomstick,” and “Broomstick in the mud”, and “Broomsticks and bones may break my bones and words can contribute to systemic oppression”.
  • Stuff → Staff: As in, “Don’t sweat the small staff,” and “Get staffed,” and “Hot staff,” and “Know your staff,” and “Strut your staff,” and “Stocking staffer,” and “Staff your face”, “Staff dreams are made of”, “Made of sterner staff” and “The staff of legends”.
  • Stiff → Staff: As in, “As staff as a poker”, “Bored staff“, “A staff upper lip”, “Scared staff” and “Staff competition”.
  • *stif* → *staff*: Change the “stif” in words to “staff”, like so: “Demystaffy” (demystify), “Justaffiable” (justifiable) and “Testaffy” (testify). 
  • Wand: Related phrases: “Goosey goosey gander, whither shall I wand-er?” and “Wave your magic wand.”
  • *wand*: Emphasise the “wand” in certain words: “Qwandaries (quandaries)”, “Rwanda,” and “Sqwander (squander)”,  “Taekwando (taekwondo)”, “Wander,” and “Wanderer,” and “Wanderlust.” Note: a quandary is a situation in which you’re indecisive. 
  • Want → Wand: As in, “All I really wand to do,” and “Any way you wand it,” and “Do you really wand to hurt me?” and “Do you wand the good news or the bad news?” and “Everything you always wand-ed,” and “Girls just wand to have fun,” and “It’s my party and I’ll cry if I wand to.”
  • *orb*: Emphasize the “orb” in certain words: “Absorb” (also related words like absorbed, absorbency, absorbent, etc), “Doorbell,” and “Exorbitant,” and “Floorboard,” and “Forbearance,” and “Forbidden,” and “Foreboding,” and “Morbid” (also related words like morbidity, morbidly, etc), “Orbit” (also related words like orbital, orbited, orbiting, etc), “Scoreboard” and “Sorbet.”
  • *gram* → *grimoire*: As in, “Get with the progrimoire” and “Grimoire police”. Note: A grimoire is a magical textbook.
  • *row → *robe: Use words that have the “row” sound in them to make some robe puns, as in: “Robe-ot” (robot), “Robe-ust” (robust), “Robe-oat” (rowboat), “Aerobeic” (aerobic), “Bathrobe,” and “Microbe,” and “Probe,” and and “Wardrobe.” There are many other “row/robe” words, so be creative! 
  • *rab* → *robe*: As in, “Honorobele mention”. 
  • Rub → Robe: As in, “Hasn’t got two cents to robe together”, “Robe a dub dub”, “Robe it in”, “Robe salt in the wound”, “Robe shoulders with” and “I don’t know whether to eat it or robe it on”.
  • *rob* → *robe*: As in, “Heartthrobe,” and “Acrobe-at,” and “Improbeable,” and “Probeably,” and “Probelem” and “Red Robein.”
  • Cat: Use cat-related phrases to make puns about the classic witch’s familiar: “Black cat on a hot tin roof”, “Black cat got your tongue?”, “Curiosity killed the black cat,” and “The black cat’s pyjamas.”
  • Spirit: Use spirit-related phrases: “Be there in spirit,” and “In the spirit of it”, “Free spirit,” and “Keep your spirits up”, “Kindred spirit,” and “Lift your spirits,” and “Mean-spirited,” and “Smells like teen spirit,” and “The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak”, and “That’s the spirit!”
  • Gee → Genie: As in, “Golly genie!” and “Genie wiz”. 
  • Genius → Genie-us: As in, “A stroke of genie-us,” and “Evil genie-us,” and “Genie-us is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration”, “Pure genie-us”, “Spark of genie-us,” and “There’s a fine line between genie-us and madness”.
  • Gene → Genie: As in, “Genie mapping,” and “Genie-tic fingerprint”, “Genie-tic lottery”, “Genie-tic makeup” and “Genie-ration X”. 
  • Curse: Some curse-related phrases to make witch puns out of: “Commentator’s curse,” and “I’d rather light a candle than curse the dark,” and “Curses!”
  • *curse*: Use words that already have “curse” in them: “Curseor (cursor)”, “Precurseor (precursor)”, “Accursed,” and “Curseive (cursive)”, “Recurseion (recursion)”, and “Excurseion (excursion)”. 
  • Course → Curse: As in, “But of curse,” and “A correspondence curse,” and “Of curse you can”, “Crash curse,” and “In due curse,” and “Let nature take its curse,” and “A matter of curse,” and “On a collision curse,” and “Par for the curse,” and “Run its curse” and “The curse of true love never did run smooth”. 
  • Exception → Hexception: As in, “I never forget a face, but in your case I’ll make an hexception,” and “There’s an hexception to every rule.” 
  • Checks → C-hex: As in, “C-hex and balances.”
  • Heck → Hex: As in, “Darn it to hex!”
  • Sex → Hex: As in, “Battle of the hexes,” and “Fair hex,” and “Gentle hex,” and “Group hex,” and “Safe hex.”
  • Chant: Use words either related to or containing “chant”: “Chantal,” and “Chanted,” and “Disenchanted,” and “Disenchantment,” and “Enchanting,” and “Merchant,” and “Penchant.” 
  • Can’t → Chant: As in, “An offer one chant refuse”, “Chant get enough”, “Chant stand it”, “I chant hear you!”, “It chant be helped”, “You chant say fairer than that”, “Chant see beyond the end of one’s nose”, “Don’t make promises you chant keep”, “Those who can have a moral obligation to do for those who chant,” and “If you chant stand the heat, get out of the kitchen”.
  • Dousing → Dowsing: As in, “They’re dowsing the fire!” Note: Dowsing is a type of divination – historically in the context of trying to find underground minerals, but more commonly today used to refer to spiritual, witchy divination. 
  • Cry → Scry: As in, “A scry for help”, “A shoulder to scry on”, “Big girls don’t scry,” and “Scry from the heart”, “Scry into your beer”, “Scry your heart out”, “It’s my party and I’ll scry if I want to”, “Smile and the world smiles with you, scry and you scry alone” and “I don’t know whether to laugh or scry.” Note: to scry is to predict the future, usually with a crystal ball or other reflective object. 
  • Demon: Some demon-related phrases for you to play with: “Confront one’s demons,” and “Speed demon,” and “Demon drink”.
  • Cart → Cartomancy: As in, “A la cartomancy,” and “Crash cartomancy,” and “Horse and cartomancy” and “Put the cartomancy before the horse”. Note: Cartomancy is divination or fortune-telling using cards. 
  • Trick: Use trick-related phrases: “A bag of tricks,” and “Dirty tricks,” and “Does the trick,” and “Every trick in the book”, “Never misses a trick,” and “One trick pony”, “Trick of the light”, “Trick or treat”, “Tricks of the trade” and “Up to your old tricks.”
  • Track → Trick: As in, “Cover your tricks,” and “Fast trick,” and “From the wrong side of the tricks,” and “Keep trick of”, “Lose trick of time”, “Off the beaten trick,” and “A one trick mind”, “Stop them dead in their tricks” and “On the wrong trick”
  • Trek → Trick: As in, “Tricking through the jungle”.
  • Truck → Trick: As in, “By the trickload,” and “Have no trick with”, “Keep on trickin‘” and “Fell off the back of a trick.”
  • *ric* → *trick*: Replace the “ric” in words with “trick” – “Trickety” (rickety) and “Trickochet” (ricochet)”.
  • Click → Trick: As in, “Trickbait,” and “Trick into place,” and “Double-trick,” and “Point and trick.” Notes: clickbait is a web content that is designed to entice (or trick) users into consuming or interacting with it. Point and click is a genre of computer games where the navigation is controlled by pointing and clicking.
  • *tic* → *trick*: As in, “The best tactrick (tactic),” and “A week is a long time in politricks,” and “Carrot and s-trick,” and “The clock is tricking,” and “Come to a s-tricky end,” and “Go ballistrick,” and “Meal tricket,” and “Slap and trickle,” and “Trickled pink,” and “Trick all the boxes,” and “Drastrick (drastic) times call for drastrick measures,” and “Become another statistrick.” Other words that you could use: tricklish (ticklish),  pedantrick (pedantic), pragmatrick (pragmatic), holistrick (holistic), agnostrick (agnostic), aesthetrick (aesthetic), authentrick (authentic) and artrickulate (articulate). Notes: a carrot and stick approach is one where both punishments and rewards are used to train or induce a desired behaviour. A meal ticket is something that provides income or means to live. To be tickled pink is to be delighted.
  • *tric* → *trick*: As in, eccentrick, metrick, intrickate, districkt, symmetrickasymmetrick.
  • *dic* → *trick*: As in, “A walking tricktionary,” and “A real tricktator,” and “The periotrick (periodic) table,” and “Acitrick (acidic) tone,” and “Nomatrick (nomadic) lifestyles.” Other words that could work: pretrickament (predicament), vintrickate (vindicate), detrickate (dedicate), tricktate (dictate), sporatrick (sporadic), episotrick (episodic) and intrickate (indicate).
  • *tiq* → *trick*: Etrickette (etiquette), antrickated (antiquated), antrickuity (antiquity). Notes: antiquity refers to an ancient historical period of time. To say that something is antiquated means that it is old, or out of date.
  • Wink: Change wink-related phrases for hoodwink puns: “Forty hoodwinks,” and “I have not slept a single hoodwink,” and “Nudge nudge, hoodwink, hoodwink” and “In the hoodwink of an eye”.
  • Charm: Some charm-related phrases to help you make some witch puns on the fly: “Charm the birds out of the trees”, “Lead a charmed life”, “Southern charm,” and “Third time’s a charm,” and “Works like a charm.”
  • Cham* → Charm*: As in, “In the charmber,” and “Charmp at the bit”, “Charmpagne taste on a beer budget”, and “We are the charmpions.” 
  • Harm → Charm: As in, “First, do no charm,” and “In charm’s way,” and “No charm done,” and “No charm, no foul,” and “Wouldn’t charm a fly.”
  • Exercise → Exorcise: As in, “Box-ticking exorcise,” and “Exorcise one’s discretion” and “Whenever I feel the need to exorcise, I lie down until it goes away”.
  • Escape → Escapology: As in, “Make good your escapology,” and “Narrow escapology,” and “The great escapology.” Note: Escapology is the art of escaping from traps or locked places, seemingly by magical means. 
  • Smoke: Change smoke-related phrases: “Blow smoke and mirrors up your a**”, “Go up in smoke and mirrors” and “Holy smoke and mirrors!”
  • Man → Talisman: As in, “A talisman for all seasons”, “A good talisman is hard to find”, “A talisman after my own heart”, “Be your own talisman,” and “Billion dollar talisman” and “Self-made talisman.” 
  • Oh man → Omen: As in, “Omen, I can’t believe this happened”. 
  • Flora → Flaura: As in, “Flaura and fauna”. Note: An aura is a coloured energy field believed to be part of a person’s life force. 
  • Natural → Supernatural: As in, “Do what comes supernaturally,” and “Full of supernatural goodness”, “Supernatural born leader” and “Supernatural selection.”
  • Vanish: Vanish-related phrases: “The lady vanishes” and “Vanish into thin air”.
  • Sea → Seance: As in, “Between the devil and the deep blue seance” and “All at seance.” Note: A seance is an attempt to communicate with spirits. 
  • Read → Mind-read: As in, “Extra! Extra! Mind-read all about it!”, “A good mind-read,” and “I can mind-read you like a book”, “A little light mind-reading,” and “Mind-read ’em and weep” and “Mind-read between the lines”.

Magic-Related Words

To help you come up with your own magic puns, here’s a list of related words to get you on your way. If you come up with any new puns or related words, please feel free to share them in the comments!

magic, magical, black magic, white magic, spell, spellcraft, spell book, abracadabra, witch, witches, witchery, witching, witching hour, bewitch, witchcraft, wizard, wizardry, wizarding, hedge wizard, summoner, sorceress, sorcery, sorcerer, warlock, magician, mage, fairy, healer, cleric, shaman, pyromancer, diviner, seer, medium, oracle, elemental, shapeshifter, rite, wicca, wiccan, apparition, occult, enchantment, enchant, enchantress, enchanting, clairvoyant, fortune-telling, coven, potion, brew, broomstick, crystal ball, cauldron, staff, wand, orb, grimoire, robes, witch’s hat, pointy hat, familiar, spirit, genie, curse, hex, jinx, hypnotism, hypnosis, chant, crystal gazing, dowsing, palmistry, scry, demonology, conjuration, conjuror, houdini, incantation, necromancy, cartomancy, trick, hoodwink, charm, illusion, exorcism, escapology, telekinesis, smoke and mirrors, sleight-of-hand, talisman, omen, chalice, fantasy, aura, supernatural, vanish, mystical, mentalism, amulet, voodoo, seance, mind-reading, mind reader, juju, thaumaturgy

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Witch Puns

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Being such a large and loved part of our cultural history, witches are in our stories, movies, games and jokes. Whether you enjoy the mysticism and magic, their craftiness and courage or you simply need some witchy words for a themed party or word game, we hope that you enjoy going through this list and that you find the perfect witch pun for your needs.

While we’ve made this list as comprehensive and thorough as possible, this entry is for witches in general – we do also have Harry Potter puns, Halloween puns and magic puns.

Witch Puns List

Each item in this list describes a pun, or a set of puns which can be made by applying a rule. If you know of any puns about witches that we’re missing, please let us know in the comments at the end of this page! Without further ado, here’s our list of witch puns:

  • Witch: Some phrases with the word “witch”: “The witching hour”, “Witch hunt”, “Witches knickers”, and “Which witch is which?” 
  • *witch → *witch: As in, “Asleep at the s-witch,” and “S-witch off”, “S-witch on”, and “S-witch hitter”,  and “A witch in time saves nine.”
  • B*tch → Witch: Make your cusswords kid-friendly by swapping witch in: “Witch fest”, “Witch slap”, “Flip a witch,” and “Life’s a witch and then you die”, “Payback’s a witch,” and “Rich witch,” and “The witch is back”, “Basic witch,” and “Witch and moan”, and “Resting witch face.”
  • *wich → *witch: Switch words ending in -wich around with witch to make some witch puns: “What’s the Green-witch mean time?” and “When do you want to go to Nor-witch?” and “What’s in this sand-witch?” 
  • *witch: Emphasise words that end in witch: “What’s with that t-witch?” and “The power to be-witch.” Also works for other forms of these words, like “be-witching” and “t-witches.” 
  • Rich* → Witch*: Swap the word “witch” into words that start with a “rich” sound – “Witchard” (Richard), “Witcher” (richer), “Witchual” (ritual), “Witchualistic” (ritualistic), “Witchest” (richest). 
  • Enrich → En-witch: As in, “en-witch the Earth”. 
  • Wish → Witch: As in, “Be careful what you witch for”, “Be the change you witch to see”, “When you witch upon a star”, “Witch me luck!” and “Witchful thinking.” 
  • With you → Witcha: As in, “Bewitcha in a minute!” 
  • *craft → *witchcraft: As in, “Arts and witchcrafts,” “Mixed martial arts and witchcrafts,” and “She’s a witchcrafty one.”
  • Hours: Change hour-related sayings: “After witching hours,” and “At the eleventh witching hour,” and “Happy witching hour,” and “My finest witching hour,” and “Now is the witching hour,” and “Open all witching hours,” and “The darkest witching hour is just before the dawn”.
  • Magic: Magic-related phrases: “Every little thing she does is magic,” and “It’s a kind of magic,” and “Magic Johnson”, “Magic beans”, “Magic carpet ride”, “Magical mystery tour”, “Make some magic,” and “The magic number”, “Wave your magic wand”, and “Work one’s magic.”
  • *agi → *magic: Use words with the soft “agi” sound in them: “Magic-tive (adjective)”, “Magic-sterial (magisterial)”, and “Imagic-nation (imagination)”. 
  • Wicked → Wicca’d: As in, “No peace for the wicca’d,” and “No rest for the wicca’d,” “Something wicca’d this way comes,” and “Wicca’d stepmother.”
  • Quicken/Quicker → Q’wiccan/’wicca: As in, “Candy is dandy but liquor is q’wicca,” and “Q’wicca than the eye can see”,”The hand is q’wicca than the eye”, “Her pace q’wiccans.”
  • Wicket → Wiccat: As in, “Deep mid wiccat,” and “Keep wiccat,” and “Wiccat keeper.”
  • *cult* → *occult*: Change words that have “cult” in them to “occult” to make some magically witchy puns, like so: “Multioccultural (multicultural)”, “Occultivate (cultivate)”, “Diffoccult (difficult)”, “Diffocculty (difficulty)”, and “Occultural (cultural)”.
  • Spell: Some spell-related phrases: “Cast a spell,” and “How do you spell relief?” and “Spell it out”, “Be under (someone’s) spell,” and “Break the spell,” and “A dry spell,” and “It spells trouble”, “Spelling bee”, and “Back in a spell!”
  • Smell → Spell: As in, “Come up spelling of roses”, “I spell a rat”, “A keen sense of spell,” and “A rose by any other name would spell just as sweet”, “Spell ya later”, “Spells like teen spirit”, Stop and spell the roses”, “The sweet spell of success”, “Tastes as good as it spells,” and “Whoever spelled it, dealt it”. Also works for other forms of smell – smelly (spelly) and smelling (spelling). 
  • Stellar → Spellar: As in, “What a spellar performance from England!”
  • *pel → *spell: Amend words with “pel” in them to “spell”, as in: “I don’t want to be exspelled (expelled)!”, “Dispell (dispel) the thought”, “This recipe is misspelled,” and “She watched the show, spellbound.”
  • Spill → Spell: As in, “Spell the beans”, “Spell your guts”, “Cry over spelled milk”, “Spell the tea”, “He took a spell.”
  • Book → Spellbook: As in, “A room without spellbooks is like a body without a soul”, “Always have your nose in a spellbook,” and “Spellbook worm”, “By the spellbook,” and “Every trick in the spellbook,” and “Read any good spellbooks lately?” and “His life’s an open spellbook,” and “Hit the spellbooks,” and “Little black spellbook,” and “So many spellbooks, so little time”, and “Don’t judge a spellbook by its cover”.  
  • Oven → Coven: As in, “Bun in the coven.”
  • *oo → *Brew: Use words that rhyme with “brew” or have an “oo” sound, as in: “Everything I brew, I brew it for you”, “Brew away with”, “Brew me a favour,” and “You’re brewing my head in!” and “Brew or die”, “Brewberries (blueberries)”, “Out of the brew (blue)”, “Knock back a brew (few)”, “You will brew the day! (rue)”.
  • Beauty → Brewty: As in, “Brewty is only skin-deep”, “A thing of brewty is a joy forever”, “Brewty and the beast”, “Brewty is in the eye of the beholder”, “Brewty is truth”, “You’re brewtiful,” and “I need my brewty sleep”, “That’s the brewty of it”, and “The perception of brewty is a moral test”.
  • Bro* → Brew*: As in, “Am I my brewther’s keeper?”, “Big brewther is watching you”, “O brewther, where art thou?”, “Like a brewken record”, “A brewken vessel”, “That will definitely get us some brewnie points”, “Go for brewke,” and “Knit one’s eyebrews,” and “Raised eyebrews,” and “If it ain’t brewke, don’t fix it”, and “Brew, do you even lift?”
  • See her → Seer: As in, “Where did she go? I can’t seer!”
  • See → Seer: As in, “As far as the eye can seer,” and “Be the change that you wish to seer in the world”, “Can’t seer beyond the end of your nose”, “Can’t seer the wood for the trees”, “Come up and seer me sometime”, “Hear no evil, speak no evil, seer no evil”, “I can seer clearly now”, “Now you seer it, now you don’t”, and “Seer what the future has in store”. There are many more seeing-related phrases to make puns from, so be creative!
  • *ear → Seer: As in, “All seers,” and “As cute as a bug’s seer” and “Don’t believe everything you seer (hear)”.
  • Sear → Seer: As in, “Would you like some seered eggplant?”
  • Cat: Use cat-related phrases to make puns about the classic witch’s familiar: “Black cat on a hot tin roof”, “Black cat got your tongue?”, “Curiosity killed the black cat,” and “The black cat’s pyjamas.”
  • Broom: Change broom-related phrases for broomstick puns: “A new broomstick sweeps clean”, and “Marry over the broomstick.” 
  • Room → Broom: As in, “A broom with a view”, “Smallest broom in the house”, “Standing broom only”, and “This is my broommate.”  
  • Stick: Change stick-related phrases for broomstick puns: “As cross as two broomsticks,” and “Better than a poke in the eye with a sharp broomstick,” and “Carrot and broomstick,” and “Every broomstick has two ends”, “Five, six, pick up broomsticks,” and “Got hold of the wrong end of the broomstick,” and “In the broomsticks,” and “More than you can shake a broomstick at”, “Short end of the broomstick,” and “Speak softly and carry a big broomstick,” and “Broomstick in the mud”, and “Broomsticks and bones may break my bones and words can contribute to systemic oppression”.
  • Rag → Hag: As in, “From hags to riches”, “Glad hags,” and “Like a hag doll”, “Lose your hag,” and “On the hag.”
  • *oan/own → *crone: Replace the “oan/own” sound in words with “crone”, like so: “Ecroneous (erroneous)”, “Crone (groan)”, “Crone (grown)”, “Crone-up (grown-up)”, “Homecrone (homegrown)”, “Outcrone (outgrown)”, and “Overcrone (overgrown)”. 
  • Wand: Related phrases: “Goosey goosey gander, whither shall I wand-er?” and “Wave your magic wand.”
  • *wand*: Emphasise the “wand” in certain words: “Qwandaries (quandaries)”, “Rwanda,” and “Sqwander (squander)”,  “Taekwando (taekwondo)”, “Wander,” and “Wanderer,” and “Wanderlust.” Note: a quandary is a situation in which you’re indecisive. 
  • Want → Wand: As in, “All I really wand to do,” and “Any way you wand it,” and “Do you really wand to hurt me?” and “Do you wand the good news or the bad news?” and “Everything you always wand-ed,” and “Girls just wand to have fun,” and “It’s my party and I’ll cry if I wand to.”
  • Motion → Potion: As in, “Going through the potions,” and “Slow potion.”
  • Chant: Use words either related to or containing “chant”: “Chantal,” and “Chanted,” and “Disenchanted,” and “Disenchantment,” and “Enchanting,” and “Merchant,” and “Penchant.” 
  • Can’t → Chant: As in, “An offer one chant refuse”, “Chant get enough”, “Chant stand it”, “I chant hear you!”, “It chant be helped”, “You chant say fairer than that”, “Chant see beyond the end of one’s nose”, “Don’t make promises you chant keep”, “Those who can have a moral obligation to do for those who chant,” and “If you chant stand the heat, get out of the kitchen”.
  • Exception → Hexception: As in, “I never forget a face, but in your case I’ll make an hexception,” and “There’s an hexception to every rule.” 
  • Checks → C-hex: As in, “C-hex and balances.”
  • Heck → Hex: As in, “Darn it to hex!”
  • Sex → Hex: As in, “Battle of the hexes,” and “Fair hex,” and “Gentle hex,” and “Group hex,” and “Safe hex.”
  • Puppet → Poppet: As in, “Like a poppet on a string,” and “Poppet master,” and “Sock poppet marketing.” Note: a poppet is a doll made and used in witchcraft to represent a person.
  • Cry → Scry: As in, “A scry for help”, “A shoulder to scry on”, “Big girls don’t scry,” and “Scry from the heart”, “Scry into your beer”, “Scry your heart out”, “It’s my party and I’ll scry if I want to”, “Smile and the world smiles with you, scry and you scry alone” and “I don’t know whether to laugh or scry.” Note: to scry is to predict the future, usually with a crystal ball or other reflective object. 
  • Dousing → Dowsing: As in, “They’re dowsing the fire!” Note: Dowsing is a type of divination – historically in the context of trying to find underground minerals, but more commonly today used to refer to spiritual, witchy divination. 
  • Curse: Some curse-related phrases to make witch puns out of: “Commentator’s curse,” and “I’d rather light a candle than curse the dark,” and “Curses!”
  • *curse*: Use words that already have “curse” in them: “Curseor (cursor)”, “Precurseor (precursor)”, “Accursed,” and “Curseive (cursive)”, “Recurseion (recursion)”, and “Excurseion (excursion)”. 
  • Course → Curse: As in, “But of curse,” and “A correspondence curse,” and “Of curse you can”, “Crash curse,” and “In due curse,” and “Let nature take its curse,” and “A matter of curse,” and “On a collision curse,” and “Par for the curse,” and “Run its curse” and “The curse of true love never did run smooth”. 
  • Charm: Some charm-related phrases to help you make some witch puns on the fly: “Charm the birds out of the trees”, “Lead a charmed life”, “Southern charm,” and “Third time’s a charm,” and “Works like a charm.”
  • Harm → Charm: As in, “First, do no charm,” and “In charm’s way,” and “No charm done,” and “No charm, no foul,” and “Wouldn’t charm a fly.”
  • Saucer → Sorcerer: As in, “Eyes like sorcerers.” 
  • Natural → Supernatural: As in, “Do what comes supernaturally,” and “Full of supernatural goodness”, “Supernatural born leader” and “Supernatural selection.”
  • Bell → Beldame: As in, “As sound as a beldame,” and “The beldame tolls for thee”, “Saved by the beldame,” and “The beldame of the ball”, and “The warning beldame.” Note: a beldame is an old, usually ugly woman – associated with crones, hags and witches. 
  • Worse → Warts: As in, “For better or warts,” and “From bad to warts.”
  • Cold Run → Cauldron: As in, “I woke up at five this morning for some cardio training. It made for a very cauldron.” 

Witch-Related Words

To help you come up with your own witch puns, here’s a list of related words to get you on your way. If you come up with any new puns or related words, please feel free to share them in the comments!

witch, witchcraft, witch-hunt, magic, wiccan, wicca, occult, white witch, black magic, bewitch, spell, brew, coven, familiar, black cat, broomstick, crystal ball, hag, crone, beldame, cauldron, wand, potion, incantation, chant, hex, jinx, runes, poppet, ritual, scry, divination, curse, enchant, charm, conjure, glamour, enchantress, sorcery, supernatural, juju, thaumaturgy

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