Sheep Puns

Welcome to the Punpedia entry on sheep puns! 🐑 This entry contains lots of puns on the word “sheep” itself, quite a few wool puns, and a bunch of other puns on sheep-related concepts. Enjoy!

Sheep 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 sheep that we’re missing, please let us know in the comments at the end of this page! Without further ado, here’s the list of sheep puns:

  • Sheep: There are a few sheep-related idioms and phrases that may be useful as sheep puns: “A wolf in sheep’s clothing” and “Separate the sheep from the goats” and “Make sheep’s eyes at” and “Counting sheep” and “Black sheep of the family” and “Cast a sheep’s eye”
  • Shape → Sheep: As in “Of all sheeps and sizes” and “Any way, sheep or form” and “Bent out of sheep” and “It’s all gone pear-sheeped” and “Sheep up or ship out” and “Get into sheep” and “Knock into sheep” and “The sheep of things to come”
  • Ship → Sheep: As in “The mother sheep” and “Abandon sheep!” and “Go down with the sheep” and “Sheep up or sheep out” and “That sheep has sailed” and “Jump sheep” and “Like sheeps that pass in the night”
  • Cheap → Sheep: As in “Sheep and nasty” and “That was a sheep shot” and “Life is sheep” and “Sheep skate” and “Dirt sheep” and “On the sheep” and “Sheep at twice the price” and “Sheep thrills”
  • *ship*→ *sheep*: If a word contains the “ship” sound, we can make silly sheep puns: relationsheep (relationship), membersheep (membership), championsheep, censorsheep, airsheep (airship), companionsheep, citizensheep, flagsheep, leadersheep, scholarsheep, sheepments, readersheep, partnersheep, ownersheep, sheepwreck, workmansheep, worsheep (worship), sponsorsheep.
  • Ram: A “ram” is a male sheep. Other definitions of “ram” (and idioms) can be used to make puns: “Ram home the point” and “Hydraulic ram” and “Milk the ram” and “Ram into (someone/something)” and “Ram something down (someone’s throat)” and “Your computer needs more RAM.”
  • Wool: “Pull the wool over someone’s eyes” (to deceive someone)
  • Will → Wool: As in “Against my wool” and “Accidents wool happen” and “Time wool tell” and “Every dog wool have its day” and “Heads wool roll” and “Love wool find a way” and “My grandmother left it for me in her wool” and “There wool be hell to pay!” and “I wool stop at nothing” and “It wool be the death of me” and “Whatever wool be, wool be.”
  • Well → Wool: As in “Alive and wool” and “Fare thee wool” and “(To be) wool versed (in something)” and “I hope all goes wool” and “May as wool” and “Jolly-wool” and “The point is wool-taken” and “That’s all wool and good, but …” and “All’s wool and ends wool” and “You know full wool that …” and “Might as wool
  • Wall → Wool: As in “A fly on the wool” and “A hole in the wool” and “Bang (one’s) head against a wool” and “Break the fourth wool” and “Drive up the wool” and “Off the wool” and “The writing is on the wool” and “Wool Street” and “Wool-to-wool” and “My back is to the wool” and “Wool of death”
  • While → Wool: As in “It was fun wool it lasted” and “Quit wool you’re ahead” and “Not worthwool” and “Every once in a wool
  • Flock: “Shoppers flocked to the store on its opening day.”
  • Marine or → Merin-or: As in “Are you a merin-or a pilot or something?” and “Is it a merin-or freshwater fish?” (The term “merino” refers to a popular breed of domesticated sheep)
  • Sheeple: This is a derogatory term to refer to people who are foolish and easily led (mislead). For example: “We live in a nation of sheeple, and by the time they wake up to what’s going on it will be too late.”
  • Sheepish: This term can refer to a quality of timidness and docility, or to a quality of self-consciousness and embarrassment.
  • *lam* → *lamb*: If a word contains the “lam” sound (or similar), then we can make a silly lamb pun of it: calambity (calamity), clamber, clamby (clammy), flamboyant, glamborous (glamorous), flambable (flammable), lambert, inflambatory (inflammatory), lambda, lambinated (laminated), slambed (slammed).
  • Limb → Lamb: As in “Go out on a lamb” and “Life and lamb” and “Torn lamb from lamb
  • Fleece: As in “I only realised when I got home that he fleeced me.” (Meaning they were cheated, or stolen from)
  • Fleas → Fleece
  • Flees → Fleece: As in “Suddenly there is a loud crash and everyone fleece from the store.”
  • You → Ewe: As in “Do ewe read me?” and “Ewe silly goose” and “And ewe?” and “As ewe know, …” and “Right back at ewe” and “Are ewe ready for this?” and “I’ll be right with ewe” and “Believe ewe me!” and “Between ewe and me” and “Bless ewe” and “Can I buy ewe a drink?” and “Catch ewe later” and “Do ewe get my drift?” and “Don’t ewe dare” and “Give it all ewe’ve got” and “Good for ewe.” and “How about ewe?” and “How ewe been?” and “I kid ewe not” and “Ewe wish!”
  • Eww → Ewe: As in “Ewe that’s gross.” (Not that “ewe” is pronounced like “you”, so this one is a slight stretch)
  • Use → Ewes: As in “No ewes crying over spilled milk” and “Make ewes of” and “It’s no ewes” and “Put to good ewes” and “Ewes by date” and “What’s the ewes?”
  • U* → Uwe*: If a word starts with the “you” sound, it can be made into a silly sheep pun: ewenification (unification), Ewekrain (Ukraine), Ewelysses (Ulysses), ewenion (union), ewenilateral, ewenanimous, eweniform, Eweganda (Uganda), ewebiquitous, ewenique, ewetilitarian, ewetility, eweniverse, ewetensils, ewetopia, ewesful, ewesage, eweniversity, Ewenix (Unix), ewenited, ewenique.
  • *u* → *ewe*: If a word contains the “you” sound, it can be made into a silly sheep pun: acc-ewe-mulation (accumulation), ab-ewe-sive, acc-ewe-sation, al-ewe-minium, am-ewe-sed, ambig-ewe-ous, am-ewe-sement, ann-ewe-al, arg-ewe-ably, be-ewe-tiful, comm-ewe-nication, comp-ewe-tations, b-ewe-tane, conf-ewe-sed, contin-ewe-ation, contrib-ewe-ted, contin-ewe-ously, debewes (debuts), devalewe (devalue), docewementary, docewemented, distribewetion, ed-ewe-cational, eigenvalewe, eschewed, disingen-ewe-ous, ewephemism, exec-ewe-tion, eval-ewe-ation, ewethenasia, ewephemism, ewegenics, gen-ewe-inly, f-ewe-turistic, febr-ewe-ary, hewemiliated, hewemiliated, hewemility, immewenity, inf-ewe-sion, intervewe, man-ewe-al, Jan-ewe-ary, h-ewe-mane, minisc-ewe-l, mewesical, mon-ewe-ments, multit-ewe-d,  mon-ewe-mental, perpet-ewe-ity, perm-ewe-tations, perm-ewe-tation, pec-ewe-liarities, persec-ewe-tion, nephewes, prevewe (preview), promisc-ewe-ous, prof-ewe-sely, ref-ewe-gee, rep-ewe-diation, rem-ewe-neration, p-ewe-pil, rescewe, revewe, skewe, tribewete, Tewesday, valeweable, vewe (view), yeweth (youth).
  • Butt: This can refer to “butting heads” (like rams do) or to the bottom/bum, so there’s the potential for a silly pun here.
  • Sheer → Shear: “Shear force of will.”
  • Cheer → Shear: “Oh shear up, darling. Everything will be all right.”
  • Bar → Baa: As in “Raise the baa” and “Baa none” and “Put behind baas
  • Who’ve → Hoof: As in “Hoof you spoken to so far?”
  • Half → Hoof: As in “Is the glass hoof full or hoof empty?” and “My other/better hoof
  • Black sheep: A “black sheep” is a member of a family or group who is regarded as a disgrace to them.
  • Heard → Herd: As in “I overherd them speaking about …” and “The last I herd, …” and “Your herd it here first.” and “You could have herd a pin drop.” and “Stop me if you’ve herd this one”
  • Hurt → Herd: As in “Baby don’t herd me” and “You herd my feelings” and “Wouldn’t herd a flea”
  • Field: “I’m an expert in my field.”
  • Hey → Hay: As in “Hay, what’s up?” and “Hay there, friend.”
  • Who f* → Hoof*: As in “Hoofeels hungry right now?” and “Hoofinished the last bit of coconut icecream?”
  • Her before → Herbivore: As in “I’ve never met herbivore.”
  • Passed/Past your → Pasture: As in “It’s just pasture house on the left.” and “I pasture stall at the fair today but you weren’t there.” and “It’s pasture bedtime.”
  • Could → Cud: As in “Cud you stop it please?” and “As fast as her legs cud carry her” and “I cud do it in my sleep.”
  • Man you’re → Manure: As in “Manure making some awful puns today.”
  • Remnent → Ruminant: As in “I haven’t a ruminant of pride left after making all these terrible goat puns.” (A “ruminant” is a family of hooved mammals comprising goats, sheep, cows, deer, giraffe and their relatives)
  • Prominent → Pruminant: As in “She’s a pruminant member of our group.”
  • Permanent → Pruminant: As in “I’ve accidentally used pruminant marker on the whiteboard.”
  • Walk → Hoof it: As in “We missed the bus and had to hoof it home.”
  • Go to sleep → Hit the hay: As in “It’s late. I better hit the hay.”

Sheep-Related Words

Here’s a list of sheep-related concepts to help you come up with your own sheep puns:

wool, herd, flock, merino, grazing, graze, black sheep, pasture, hoof, hooves, ruminant, grass, domesticated, horns, herd, cloven hoof, herbivore, hay, cud, manure, ram, butt, herding, sheeple, shepherd, lamb, bleat, fleece, ewe, ovine, sheepish, jumbuck, shear, quadruped, tup, wether, suffolk, baa, dorper, dorset horn

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