Ghost Puns

Welcome to the Punpedia entry on ghost puns! 👻✨🔮

Ghosts are both celebrated and feared, with cultural holidays dedicated to them and many horror movies and stories based on them. They range from cute sheet-wearing ghouls to terrifying specters – a range we’ve tried to cover in this entry. Whether you’re looking for a Valentine’s pun for your boo or you’re playing a word game, we hope that you find the perfect ghost pun.

While this list is as thorough as possible, it is for ghosts in general – if you’re interested in other creatures or monsters, we also have Halloween puns, witch puns, vampire puns and magic puns.

Ghost 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 ghosts 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 ghost puns:

  • Ghost: As in, “White as a ghost,” and “Not a ghost of a chance,” and “You look as if you’ve seen a ghost,” and “A ghost of your former self,” and “You’ve been ghosted.”
  • Coast → Ghost: As in, “An emotional roller ghoster,” and “The ghost is clear,” and “On the west ghost.” 
  • Grocery → Ghostery: As in, “I’m heading to the ghostery store.” 
  • Ghastly → Ghostly: As in, “You look positively ghostly,” and “A ghostly experience.” 
  • Goes → Ghost: As in, “Anything ghost,” and “As the saying ghost,” and “Here ghost nothing,” and “It ghost without saying,” and “What ghost up, must come down,” and “Who ghost there?” and “My heart ghost out to,” and “What ghost around, comes around.” 
  • Post → Ghost:  As in, “I’ll send you a ghostcard,” and “Meet you at the ghost office,” and “I’ll keep you ghosted.”
  • Believe → Boo-lieve: As in, “Boo-lieve it or not,” and “Can you boo-lieve it?” and “Do you boo-lieve in magic?” and “Don’t boo-lieve everything you hear,” and “That’s not boo-lievable,” and “You’re un-boo-lievable.” 
  • Beaut* → Boo-t*: As in, “Boo-ty queen,” and “Boo-ty sleep,” and “What a boo-ty,” and “Make boo-tiful music together,” and “Black is boo-tiful,” and “Boo-tifully done.” 
  • Berry → Boo-ry: As in, “Strawboo-ry,” and “Cranboo-ry,” and “Raspboo-ry,” and “Gooseboo-ry,” and “Mulboo-ry.” Blueberry could either be “Boo-berry,” or “Blueboo-ry.”
  • Banana → Boonana: As in, “Go boonanas,” and “Make like a boonana and split.”
  • Boo: As in, “Boo hoo,” and “Hey boo,” and “Wouldn’t say boo to a goose.”
  • Boo*: Emphasise and/or elongate the “boo” in certain words: “Balance the booOOoks,” and “BooOOoby prize,” and “Boooogie on down,” and “Boooot camp,” and “Give someone the booOoot,” and “Hit the boOOooOOoks.”
  • Google → Boo-gle: As in, “Boo-gle it,” and “Boo-gly eyes.” 
  • Facebook → Face-boo: As in, “Do you have Face-boo?” 
  • Youtube → Boo-tube: As in, “Look it up on Boo-tube.” 
  • Blue → Boo: As in, “Baby boos,” and “Beat someone black and boo,” and “Between the devil and the deep boo sea,” and “Beyond the boo sky,” and “The big boo,” and “Big boo eyes,” and “Once in a boo moon,” and “Boo blood,” and “Boo collar worker,” and “Boo in the face,” and “Boo screen of death,” and “Bolt from the boo,” and “The boys in boo,” and “Cornflower boo,” and “Deeper than the deep boo sea,” and “Feeling boo,” and “I’ve got the boos,” and “I guess that’s why they call it the boos,” and “Out of the boo.”
  • Bouquet → Booquet: As in, “What a lovely booquet!”
  • Fabulous → Faboolous: As in, “Absolutely faboolous,” and “What a faboolous outfit.” 
  • Spoke → Spook: As in, “Many a true word is spook-en in jest,” and “Speak when you are spook-en to.”
  • Spectacular → Spook-tacular: As in, “A spook-tacular failure.”
  • Spectacle → Spook-tacle: As in, “A wild spook-tacle.”
  • Spaghetti → Spook-ghetti: As in, “I’m in a mood for spook-ghetti.”
  • Exercise → Exorcise: As in, “Exorcise your discretion,” and “Whenever I feel the need to exorcise, I lie down until it goes away.”
  • Bone → Boo-ne: As in, “A boo-ne to pick,” and “Dry as a boo-ne,” and “Bag of boo-nes,” and “Boo-ne up on,” and “Boo-ne weary,” and “Chilled to the boo-ne,” and “Doesn’t have a jealous boo-ne in his body,” and “Feel it in your boo-nes,” and “Work your fingers to the boo-ne.” Notes: to have a bone to pick with someone is to have a disagreement that needs to be discussed. If someone is a bag of bones, then they’re very thin. To bone up on is to add to your knowledge on a topic or to refresh your memory.
  • Booze → Boos: As in, “Boos bus,” and “Boos cruise.”
  • Boot* : Emphasise the “boo” sound in these words: “Tough as old boo-ts,” and “Bet your boo-ts,” and “Boo-t camp,” and “Working on my boo-ty,” and “Too big for your boo-ts.” 
  • Do → Boo: As in, “Boo away with,” and “Boo it tough,” and “Boo me a favour,” and “Boo your business,” and “Boo well for yourself,” and “Boo or die,” and “How do you boo?”
  • Oolong → Boo-long: As in, “Would you like some boo-long tea?” 
  • Brew → Boo: As in, “Something is boo-ing,” and “There’s a storm boo-ing,” and “Please boo me up a cuppa.” 
  • Bicycle → Boocycle: As in, “A boocycle built for two,” and “A woman without a man is like a fish without a boocycle,” and “I want to ride my boocycle.” 
  • Boutique → Bootique:  As in, “A bootique store,” and “A bootique hotel.” Note: A boutique hotel is a small hotel with a set theme or specialised selling point.
  • Buckle → Boo-ckle: As in, “Boo-ckle down,” and “Boo-ckle under the strain,” and “Boo-ckle up!” 
  • Hunt → Haunt: As in, “Happy haunting ground,” and “Head haunting,” and “Haunt down,” and “Witch haunt.”
  • Flaunt → Haunt: As in, “When you’ve got it, haunt it.”
  • Daunt → Haunt: As in, “Nothing haunted, nothing gained,” and “A haunting prospect.”
  • Spirit: As in, “Be there in spirit,” and “Free spirit,” and “Keep your spirits up,” and “A kindred spirit,” and  “Mean spirited,” and “In good spirits.” A kindred spirit is one with the same feelings and interests as you.
  • 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.”
  • Cool → Ghoul: As in, “Ghoul as a cucumber,” and “Ghoul beans,” and “Ghoul down,” and “Ghoul, calm and collected,” and “Keep a ghoul head,” and “Lose your ghoul.”
  • Spectator → Spectre-tator: A spectre is another word for ghost. As in, “Spectre-tator sport.” 
  • Spectacles → Spectre-tacles: As in, “Rose-tinted spectre-tacles,” and “Where are my spectre-tacles?” Note: if you’re wearing rose-tinted spectacles/glasses, then you have an unrealistically optimistic perspective. 
  • Spectacular → Spectre-tacular: As in, “A spectre-tacular failure.” 
  • Soul: As in, “Bless my soul,” and “Body and soul,” and “Heart and soul,” and “Life and soul of the party,” and “A lost soul,” and “Sell your soul to the devil,” and “Soul searching,” and “Bare your soul,” and “A kindred soul,” and “Don’t tell a soul.”
  • Sole → Soul: As in, “On the souls of your shoes.” 
  • Sold → Soul’d: As in, “Soul’d out,” and “Soul’d short,” and “Soul’d down the river.” Note: to sell something short is to not value it enough. 
  • *sol* → *soul*: As in, “Aero-soul,” and “Con-soul (console),” and “Soul-ve (solve),” and “Soul-id (solid),” and “Soul-idarity,” and “Soul-dier,” and “Soul-itaire.” 
  • Wreath → Wraith: As in, “A festive Christmas wraith.” 
  • Race → Wraith: As in, “A wraith against time,” and “Wraith to the bottom,” and “The human wraith,” and “Drag wraith.” 
  • Malibu → Maliboo 
  • Bob Marley → Boo Marley 
  • Napoleon Bonaparte → Napoleon Boo-naparte 
  • Snoop Dogg → Spook Dogg 
  • Possess: As in, “What would possess you to do that?” and “I’m not your possession!” and “Possession is nine-tenths of the law.”
  • ShadeShade is another name for ghost, so we’ve included it in this entry. As in, “A whiter shade of pale,” and “Light and shade,” and “Shades of grey.”
  • *shay* → *shade*: Change the “shay” sound in some words to “shade” – “Cli-shade (cliched),” and “Cro-shade (crocheted),” and “Rico-shade (ricocheted).”
  • Seat→ Sheet: As in, “Back sheet driver,” and “Bums on sheets,” and “Buckle your sheet belts,” and “By the sheet of your pants,” and “Hold on to your sheet,” and “On the edge of my sheet,” and “Please be sheet-ed,” and “The best sheet in the house.” Note: a back seat driver is someone who is overly controlling. To do something by the seat of your pants is to do it using only your own experience and judgement, with no external guides. 
  • Sh*t→ Sheet: Make your ghost puns kid-friendly by strategically swapping sheet in: “Holy sheet,” and “Get your sheet together,” and “Scared sheet-less,” and “Sheet happens.” 
  • Sweet → Sheet: As in, “Home sheet home,” and “Sheet dreams,” and “Sheet nothings,” and “Sheet tooth,” and “My sheetheart.” 
  • Normal → Paranormal: As in, “The new paranormal,” and “Paranormal service has been resumed.”
  • Natural → Supernatural: As in, “Do what comes supernaturally,” and “Full of supernatural goodness,” and “It’s only supernatural,” and “A supernatural born leader,” and “Supernatural selection.” 
  • Moon → Mourn: As in, “Honeymourn period,” and “Mournlight serenade,” and “Many mourns ago.” 
  • Morning → Mourning: As in, “Good mourning!” and “A cold and frosty mourning,” and “A mourning person,” and “Mourning sickness,” and “That Monday mourning feeling,” and “One too many mournings.”
  • 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 ghost 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.”
  • Friend → Fiend: As in, “A fiend in need is a fiend indeed,” and “A girl’s best fiend,” and “Best fiend,” and “Circle of fiends,” and “Fair-weather fiend,” and “Fiend or foe?” and “Fiends with benefits,” and “Fiends for life,” and “Get by with a little help from my fiends,” and “Imaginary fiend,” and “Phone a fiend,” and “That’s what fiends are for,” and “The start of a beautiful fiendship,” and “Asking for a fiend.” Note: fiends are evil spirits.
  • 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.”
  • Mascara → Ma-scare-a: As in, “Is my ma-scare-a running?”
  • Hairspray → Scarespray: As in, “This won’t hold without scarespray.”
  • Care* → Scare*: As in, “Be scare-ful how you use it!” and “Customer scare,” and “Handle with scare,” and “Intensive scare,” and “Let’s be scare-ful out there,” and “Taking scare of business,” and “Tender loving scare,” and “Scare package.”
  • Stair* → Scare*: As in, “Scareway to heaven,” and “At the foot of the scares,” and “Upscares.” 
  • Fright: As in, “Frightened of your own shadow,” and “A frightful mess,” and “Take fright,” and “Look a fright.”
  • Fight → Fright: As in, “A straight fright,” and “Come out frighting,” and “Fright club,” and “Fright for the right to party,” and “Fright back,” and “Fright or flight,” and “Fright the good fright,” and “Frighting fit,” and “A lean, mean frighting machine,” and “Pillow fright,” and “Spoiling for a fright,” and “Fire frighter.”
  • Bright → Fright: As in, “All things fright and beautiful,” and “Always look on the fright side of life.”
  • Flight → Fright: As in, “Fight or fright,” and “Fright attendant,” and “Fright of fancy,” and “Take fright,” and “Fright of the bumblebee.”
  • Friday → Frightday: As in, “Black Frightday,” and “Frightday night,” and “Thank god it’s Frightday.” 
  • Scene → Seance: As in, “Behind the seance,” and “Change of seance,” and “Make a seance,” and “Returning to the seance of the crime.” Note: A seance is a ritual where people attempt to contact the dead. 
  • Ice cream → Ice scream 

The following puns are specifically about ghosts from popular culture:

  • Asper* → Casper*: As in, “Cast casper-sions,” and “What are your casper-ations for the future?” Note: Casper is a cartoon character which was popular during the 90s. Aspirations are goals and/or dreams for the future.
  • Peeve: As in, “My pet peeves.” Note: Peeves is a poltergeist from the Harry Potter series.  
  • Juice → Beetlejuice: As in, “A day without beetlejuice is like a day without sunshine.” Note: Beetlejuice is a comedy movie about ghosts.

Ghost-Related Words

To help you come up with your own ghost 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!

General: ghost, ghostly, boo, haunt, haunted, haunting, spirit, ghoul, phantom, poltergeist, spectre, spook, spooky,  apparition, soul, wraith, possessed, possession, exorcism, exorcised, exorcist, ectoplasm, shade, sheet, paranormal, supernatural, moan, mourn, mourning, seance, die, dead, grave, scare, fright, scream, fiend

Pop culture: casper, peeves, ghost busters, king boo, the bloody baron, fat friar, grey lady, nearly headless nick, moaning myrtle, beetlejuice

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Vampire Puns

Welcome to the Punpedia entry on vampire puns! 🧛🌃💉

Vampires are in our stories, games and movies, making up a large and controversial part of our cultural history. Originally a monster to be feared, they’ve now transitioned into a staple in teenage/young adult romances. Included in this entry are both puns to do with vampires in general, and vampiric pop culture references like Buffy and Twilight. Whether you enjoy their creepy, Gothic roots or are more into modern vampirism, we hope that you find the perfect vampire pun for your needs.

While we’ve made this list as comprehensive and thorough as possible, this entry is for vampires in general – we do also have witch puns, Halloween puns, magic puns and will be coming up with other monster entries soon.

Vampire 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 vampires 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 vampire puns:

  • Fan* → Fang*: As in, “Fang-ciful,” and “Fang-tasy,” and “Fang-tastic,” and “Fang-cy,” and “Fang-girl.”
  • Thanks → Fangs: As in, “Accept with fangs,” and “Give fangs,” and “Fangs a bunch,” and “Fangs for nothing,” and “Fangs, but no fangs,” and “Fangsgiving,” and “Fangful,” and “Fangfully.”
  • Feng shui→ Fang shui: As in,  “Fang shui will not solve your problems.”
  • Bite: As in, “A bite to eat,” and “Ankle biter,” and “Another one bites the dust,” and “Bite back,” and “Bite me,” and “Bite off more than you can chew,” and “Bite someone’s head off,” and “Bite the bullet,” and “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you,” and “Love bite.”  Notes: an ankle biter is a child, to bite the bullet is to go into a painful yet unavoidable situation, and to bite the hand that feeds you is to show ingratitude to someone you depend on.
  • Byte → Bite: As in, “Megabite,” and “Gigabite.”
  • Decaffeinated → De-coffin-ated: As in, “I’ll have mine de-coffin-ated.”
  • Coughing → Coffin: As in, “I can’t stop coffin!”
  • Bright → Bite: As in, “Always look on the bight side of life,” and “All things bite and beautiful,” and “Bite and early,” and “A bite idea,” and “Bite young thing,” and “A bite future.”
  • *bit → *bite: As in, “Exhi-bite,” and “Rab-bite,” and “Ha-bite,” and “Or-bite,” and “Inha-bite.”
  • Suck: As in, “Suck it up,” and “Suck someone dry,” and “Suck up to,” and “Sucker for punishment,” and “Sucks to be you.” Notes: to suck it up is to accept an unwanted difficulty. A sucker for punishment is someone who enjoys pain or suffering. If someone says that it sucks to be you, then they acknowledge any ongoing suffering in your life while also being glad that it’s not happening to them.
  • F*ck → Suck: Make your swears kid-friendly and vampire relevant: “Cluster suck,” and “Down to suck,” and “Suck one’s brains out,” and “Suck my life.”
  • Sick → Suck: As in, “Enough to make you suck,” and “In suckness and in health,” and “Morning suckness,” and “On the suck list,” and “Suck to the stomach.”
  • Suc* → Suck*: As in, “Suck-cinct,” and “Suck-cess,” and “Suck-ceed,” and “Suck-cumb,” and “Suck-cession.” Notes: to be succinct is to be brief. To succumb is to accept defeat. A succession is a chain of events.
  • Soc*→ Suck*: As in, “Suck-cer (soccer),” and “Suck-et (socket).”
  • Neck: As in, “At breakneck speed,” and “Break your neck,” and “Breathing down your neck,” and “Neck and neck,” and “A pain in the neck,” and “Stick your neck out,” and “Neck of the woods,” and “Up to your neck in (something).” Note: to stick your neck out is to take a risk. The neck of the woods is where someone lives.
  • Next → Necks: As in, “Better luck necks time,” and “Boy necks door,” and “The necks generation,” and “Necks to nothing,” and “Take it to the necks level,” and “The necks best thing,” and “You’re necks!” and “Necks level.” Note: next to nothing means almost nothing.
  • *nic*/*nec* → *neck*: As in, “Neck-cessary,” and “Neck-cessity,” and “Necktar,” and “Cli-neck,” and “Aneck-dote,” and “Botaneck,” and “Organeck,” and “Neckotine,” and “Harmoneck,” and “Mechaneck,” and “Commu-neck-ate,” and “Conneckt,” and “Demoneck,” and “Electro-neck.”
  • Knick* → Neck*: As in, “Neck knacks,” and “Where are your neckers?” and “I’m a fan of the necks.”
  • Blood: As in, “After your blood,” and “Bad blood,” and “Bay for blood,” and “Blood brother,” and “Blood and guts,” and “Blood in the water,” and “Blood lust,” and “Blood on your hands,” and “Blood, sweat and tears,” and “Bloody-minded,” and “Bloody typical,” and “Blue blood,” and “Burst a blood vessel,” and “Flesh and blood,” and “In cold blood,” and “Blood runs cold,” and “A rush of blood,” and “Out for blood,” and “Blood-letting.” Notes: To have bad blood with someone is to have a history of feuds. Blood in the water is an apparent weakness or vulnerability. Bloodletting is violence or aggression.
  • Van Gogh → Vein Gogh
  • Vanessa → Veinessa
  • Van* → Vein*: As in, “I love vein-illa,” and “Vein-ity Fair,” and “An unfair ad-vein-tage,” and “Vein-ishing act,” and “Street vein-dals,” and “A rusty weathervein,” and “Caravein park,” and “This tofu is di-vein,” and “A sweet, innocent bo-vein.”
  • Bleed: As in, “Bleed dry,” and “Bleeding heart,” and “Let it bleed.” Notes: a bleeding heart is a disparaging term for someone with sympathetic views.
  • Oven → Coven: As in, “Bun in the coven.” Note: a group of vampires is known as a coven. 
  • Vein: As in, “In the same vein.” Note: if something is in the same vein, then it’s on the same topic.
  • Vain → Vein: As in, “All in vein,” and “You’re so vein.” Note: if something was all in vain, then it was for nothing.
  • Can’t → Count: As in, “An offer you count refuse,” and “Count get enough,” and “Sorry, count help,” and “I count stand it,” and “Count judge a book by its cover,” and “Count say fairer than that,” and “Don’t make promises you count keep.”
  • Count: “Count” is a title traditionally used for vampires – like Count Dracula. Make some bad vampire puns with this in mind – as in, “Bean counter,” and “Count me in,” and “Count to ten,” and “Counting sheep,” and “Down for the count,” and “Head count,” and “It’s the thought that counts,” and “Keep count,” and “Lose count,” and “Stand up and be counted,” and “You can count on me,” and “That doesn’t count,” and “Body count.” Notes: A bean counter is an accountant.
  • *count*: Use words that have “count” in them to make vampire puns: “Country,” and “Counter,” and “Account,” and “Discount,” and “Encounter.”
  • Bat: As in, “Blind as a bat,” and “Bat out of hell,” and “Bat the idea around,” and “Right off the bat.” Notes: if you’re going like a bat out of hell, then you’re moving extremely quickly.
  • *bat*: Emphasise the “bat” in certain words, as in: “Battery,”, “Bath,”, “Batter,”, “Battle,” and “Batch,”, “Baton,”, “Combat,”, “Acrobat,” and “Numbat,”, “Wombat,” and “Batman.”
  • *bet* → *bat*: Replace the “bet” noise in words with “bat”, as in, “A bat-ter idea,” and “All bats are off,” and “Anything you can do, I can do bat-ter,” and “Appeal to your bat-ter judgement,” and “Bat you can’t do this,” and “Bat-ween a rock and a hard place,” and “Fall bat-ween the cracks,” and “Woe bat-ide you.” Notes: “Woe betide you” is a slightly archaic way of warning someone that misfortune will come upon them, causing them to regret their actions. Mostly used in a humorous context these days.
  • *bit* → *bat*: As in, “A bat missing,” and “A bat much,” and “Bats and bobs,” and “Feeling a bat put out,” and “Kick the ha-bat,” and “A bat-ter pill to swallow.”
  • Bottom → Bat-tam: As in, “Bet your bat-tam dollar,” and “Bat-tle up your feelings,” and “Get to the bat-tom of.” Note: to bet your bottom dollar is to be certain that something is going to happen.
  • Bad → Bat: As in, “Bat romance,” and “A bat apple,” and “Bat for your health,” and “Bat news travels fast,” and “Do you want the good news or the bat news?” and “From bat to worse,” and “Batminton,” and “Behaving batly,” and “Stop bat-gering me.”
  • Pat → Bat: As in, “I’ve got it down bat,” and “The pitter bat-ter of tiny feet,” and “A bat on the back.”
  • Bachelor → Bat-chelor: As in, “My bat-chelor pad.”
  • Coffin: As in, “The final nail in the coffin.” Note: the final nail in the coffin is the tipping point or event that cements the failure of something already going awry.
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Stake: As in, “Burned at the stake,” and “Do you know what’s at stake?” and “Raise the stakes.”
  • *stake*: As in, “Stakeholder,” and “Stakeout,” and “My mistake,” and “You’ve won the sweepstakes,” and “Pain-stake-ingly.”
  • Sake → Stake: As in, “For Christs’ stake,” and “For goodness stake.”
  • Shake → Stake: As in, “A fair stake,” and In two stakes of a lamb’s tail,” and “Let’s stake hands on it,” and “More than you can stake a stick at,” and “Movers and stakers,” and “Stake a leg,” and “This is a stake down!” and “Staken, not stirred.”  Notes: a fair shake is a fair chance,  and “more than you can shake a stick at,” means more than you can count.
  • Take → Stake: As in, “Don’t stake it lying down,” and “Double stake,” and “Give and stake,” and “Got what it stakes?” and “It stakes one to know one,” and “It stakes two to tango,” and “Stake your breath away,” and “Let nature stake its course,” and “Stake five,” and “Stake it on the chin,” and “Stake it or leave it,” and “Stake no prisoners.” Note: To take no prisoners is to have such determination in an endeavour that the end goal is more important than the feelings of others.
  • Bible: Bibles are listed as one of the objects that are helpful in killing a vampire. Make some heroic vampire puns: “Bible basher,” and “Swear on a stack of bibles,” and “The bible belt.” Notes: “Bible basher” is a derogatory term for one who is overzealous in their religious teachings. The bible belt is an informal region that is known for social conservatism and Christian church attendance.
  • Water → Holy water: Holy water is listed as one of the objects capable of killing a vampire, so we’ve included it in this entry: “Blood in the holy water,” and “Blood is thicker than holy water,” and Bridge over troubled holy water,” and “Come hell or high holy water,” and “Dead in the holy water,” and “Get into hot holy water,” and “In deep holy water,” and “Just add holy water!” and “You can lead a vampire to holy water but you can’t make it drink.” Notes: “blood in the water” is an apparent weakness.  If something is dead in the water, then it is immovable; stalled.
  • Rose → Rosary: Rosaries are listed as a helpful item when it comes to killing vampires, so they’re included in this entry. As in, “A bed of rosaries,” and “Come up smelling of rosaries,” and “Every rosary has its thorn,” and “Rosary tinted glasses,” and “Stop and smell the rosaries.” Note: to come up smelling of roses is to come out of a difficult or bad situation in a good light. Rose-tinted glasses means an unrealistically optimistic perception.
  • Crypt: As in, “Why are you being so crypt-ic?”
  • Crept → Crypt: As in, “He crypt around quietly.”
  • *slay*: Slightly change words with the “slay” sound in them so that they visually have “slay” as well. As in, “Enslay-ve,” and “Legislay-te,” and “Mislay-ed,” and “Slay-te,” and “Tran-slay-te.”
  • Lamb → Lambia: A lamia is considered similar to a vampire as they’re both corpses who drink blood at nighttime, so we’ve included them here. As in, “Gentle as a lambia,” and “Be a lambia,” and “In like a lion, out like a lambia.”
  • *lame → *lamia: As in, “Add fuel to the flamias,” and “Like a moth to the flamia,” and “Blamia game.”
  • Shroud: Vampires were traditionally thought to be covered in shrouds, as that’s what dead bodies were wrapped in at the time. As in, “Shrouded in mystery.”
  • Cloud → Shroud: As in, “Every dark shroud has a silver lining,” and “Head in the shrouds,” and “Under a dark shroud.”

The following puns are based on specific vampires and figures that feature in popular culture:

  • Buffet → Buffy: As in, “All you can eat buffy,” and “A buffy of goodness.”
  • Light → Twilight: As in, “Come on baby, Twilight my fire,” and “Twilight robbery,”and “Let there be Twilight,” and “Twilight at the end of the tunnel,” and “Twilights, camera, action,” and “Make Twilight of,” and “A ray of Twilight,” and “Shed Twilight on the matter,” and “The Twilight of my life,” and “In Twilight of (something).” Notes: To make light of something is to treat it as unimportant. To shed light on the matter is to clarify something.
  • Culling → Cullen: As in, “What is animal cullen?” Note: to cull is to reduce the size of a collection or group.
  • Glad → Vlad: Vlad the Impaler was a prince whose reputation for cruelty served as inspiration for Dracula, so we’ve included him in our list. As in, “Aren’t you vlad to see me?” and “Get your vlad rags on,” and “I’ll be vlad to see the back of him.” Note: glad rags is a slightly archaic term for fancy clothing.
  • Stoke → Stoker: Bram Stoker was the writer of Dracula, and so deserves a mention in this entry. As in, “I’m stoker-ed to see you!” and “Stoker the fire.”

Vampire-Related Words

To help you come up with your own vampire 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!

General: vampire, fangs, bite, suck, neck, blood, bloody, bloodsucker, coven, vein, veins, count, bat, coffin, stake, garlic, bible, holy water, crucifix, rosary, casket, grave, crypt, undead, dead, corpse, slayer, transylvania, albania, romania, lamia, gothic, shroud, villain, night

Pop culture: dracula, buffy, twilight, edward, nosferatu, vlad the impaler, bram stoker

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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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