Duck Puns

Welcome to the Punpedia entry on duck puns! This list starts with a bunch of duck-related sayings and then moves into puns based on words/concepts that are related to ducks (quack, mallard, waddle, etc.). We hope you find this list useful! 🙂

Note: There are no goose/geese puns in this entry – they’ll get their own entry soon. We do also have egg puns and chicken puns.

Duck 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 ducks 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 duck puns:

  • Duck: There a few idioms/phrases relating to ducks that could be used as duck puns with the right context: “Duck and weave” and “A sitting duck” and “Like water off a duck’s back” and “Duck and cover” and “Duck out” and “Duck off” and “Ducking and diving” and “Get one’s ducks in a row” and “Golden duck” and “If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck and (etc.) like a duck, it probably is a duck” and “Take to like a duck to water” and “Lame duck” and “Ducked the question.”
  • Dark → Duck: As in “The duck side of the moon” and “A duck horse” and “A shot in the duck” and “Be kept in the duck (about something)” and “Duck clouds on the horizon” and “It’s always duckest just before dawn” and “Deep, duck secret.”
  • Dock → Duck: As in, “Charging duck” and “Waiting in the duck.”
  • Tuck → Duck: As in, “Nip and duck” and “Duck in.”
  • Deck → Duck: As in, “All hands on duck” and “Clear the ducks” and “Deal from the bottom of the duck” and “Duck of cards” and “All ducked out” and “Hit the duck” and “Not playing with a full duck.”
  • Truck → Duck: As in, “By the duckload” and “Have no duck with” and “Fell off the back of a duck” and “Keep on duckin‘.”
  • Dec* → Duck*: As in, “A steady duckline (decline)” and “A duckadent meal” and “Falling into duckay.”
  • Swindler / Charlatan → Quack
  • Walk → Waddle
  • What’ll → Waddle: As in “Waddle we do without her?”
  • My lord → Mallard: The “mallard” is the most common species of duck in the northern hemisphere.
  • Web: Since ducks have webbed feet there’s the potential for a subtle pun in the word “web” referring to the internet, spider webs, or some other non-webbed-feet meaning of “web”.
  • Drake: A “drake” is a male duck, but it also has several other meanings that could be used for wordplay: the famous musician, a dragon, a somewhat common first name.
  • Float: Simply using the word “float” may be enough for a duck pun in some contexts: “Just trying to stay afloat” and “Floating around” and “Floating on air” and “Whatever floats your boat.”
  • Swim: Phrases and words related to swimming can be simple duck puns: “The event went swimmingly” and “To swim upstream” and “Swimming with the fishes” and “Swim against the stream” and “Swim with the current” and “Make someone’s head swim” and “Sink or swim
  • Crack → Quack: As in “Not all it’s quacked up to be” and “I’ll take a quack at it” and “A hard nut to quack” and “Quack open a bottle” and “Quack a joke” and “Quack the whip” and “Fall between the quacks
  • *cac* → *quack*: As in, “A quackophony of noise” and “Quackao flavoured.” Other words that could work: quacktus (cactus) and quackle (cackle). Note: a cacophony is a jumbled, chaotic mess of sound.
  • Crocodile → Quackodile
  • Krak* → Quack*: Quacken (kraken) and Quackatoa (krakatoa). Note: Krakatoa is a volcanic island.
  • Bill: As in “A dollar bill” and “Fit the bill
  • *duc* → *duck*: If a word contains the “duck” sound (or similar) it can be used as a silly duck pun: con-duck-tivity (conductivity), con-duck-tor, con-duck-t, con-duck-tion, a-duck-ately (adequately), de-duck-tion, era-duck-ation (eradication), deduckation (dedication), counterproducktive, induckator (indicator), introducktory, inducktion, producktive, producktivity, producktion, vinduckated, semiconducktors, seducktion, seducktive, reproducktion, misconduckt.
  • *dic* → *duck*: As in, “Look it up in the ducktionary” and “As the new laws ducktate (dictate)” and “A real ducktator” and “Orthopaeduck shoes” and “Call a meduck (medic)” and “Nomaduck lifestyle” and “The perioduck table.” Other words that could work: duckotomy (dichotomy – a separation of something into two), ducktum (dictum – an authoritative statement), sporaduck (sporadic – happening rarely and randomly), aciduck (acidic), episoduck (episodic), meduckal (medical), raduckal (radical), preduckament (predicament), induckate (indicate), vinduckate (vindicate) and deduckate (dedicate).
  • Doc* → Duck*: As in, “I need a ducktor!” and “Legal ducktrine (doctrine)” and “Official duckuments” and “Keep the ducket” and “A new vegan duckumentary” and “All in the duckumentation.”
  • *duc* → *duck*: As in, “Code of conduckt” and “New and improved produckt.”
  • Dakota → Duckota: (note: Dakota is the name of a few different towns and cities in the United States)
  • *tech* → *duck*: As in, “Cutting-edge ducknology” and “Masterful ducknique” and “Ducknical information” and “Ducknically, yes.”
  • Bird: There are quite a few phrases/idiom related to birds which can be used as duck puns in the right context: “A bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush” and “A bird-brain” and “Bird’s eye view” and “A little bird told me …” and “An early bird” and “Early bird gets the worm” and “Like a bird in a gilded cage” and “The birds and the bees” and “Birds of a feather flock together” and “Flip someone the bird” and “Free as a bird” and “The bird has flown” and “Sing like a bird” and “Jailbird“.
  • Woman → Bird: Depending on where you’re from, the term “bird” may be slang for “woman”.
  • Fly: There are a few phrases related to flying which can be used as duck puns in the right context: “Fly by the seat of your pants” and “Fly in the face of the evidence” and “Fly off the shelves” and “A fly on the wall” and “Fly by night” and “On the fly” and “Pigs might fly” and “Let fly” and “Watch the sparks fly” and “Fly in the ointment” and “Fly into a rage” and “Fly off the handle” and “Fly the coop” and “I’ve gotta fly” and “Fly the white flag” and “Wouldn’t hurt a fly
  • Feather: There are a few phrases related to feathers: “As light as a feather” and “In full feather” and “Feather in your cap (symbol of honour/achievement)” and “Feather one’s nest” and “Ruffle (a few/someone’s) feathers” and “You could have knocked me down with a feather
  • Father → Feather: As in “The founding feathers” and “Like feather, like son”
  • Further → Feather: As in “Without feather ado” and “Look no feather” and “Kick the can feather down the road”
  • Beak: “To wet one’s beak” and “beak” may be slang for nose in some places.
  • Peek → Beak: As in “Beak-a-boo” and “Sneak beak
  • Peak → Beak: As in “Beak performance” and “They climbed to the beak
  • Wing: “Left wing / right wing” and “Let’s just wing it” and “Take under your wing” and “Clip someone’s wings” and “Spread your wings
  • Nest: “Leave the nest” and “Empty nest syndrome” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Love nest” and “Stir up a hornet’s nest” and “A nest of vipers” and “A mare’s nest” and “Nest together”
  • Next → Nest: As in “Nest minute …” and “Better luck nest time” and “Boy/girl nest door” and “Nest generation” and “Nest in line to the throne” and “Nest to nothing” and “Take it to the nest level” and “Nest to nothing” and “The nest big thing.” and “Cleanliness is next to godliness” and “In nest to no time” and “Nest to nothing” and “One day chicken and the nest day feathers” and “Catch the nest wave” and “As ___ as the nest girl/guy”
  • Messed → Nest: As in, “You done nest up.”
  • *net* → *nest*: As in, “The nestwork is down” and “Social nestworking” and “The five tenests of” and “Internest connection” and “Captain Planest.” Other words you could use: cabinest (cabinet), bonnest (bonnet), sonnest (sonnet) and magnest (magnet). Note: a sonnet is a type of poem. A tenet is a guiding principle.
  • *nast* → *nest*: As in, “Cheap and nesty” and “A nesty piece of work.” Other words you could use: dynesty (dynasty), nestiness (nastiness), gymnest (gymnast) and monestery (monastery). Notes: a monastery is housing for monks and nuns. A dynasty is a line of rulers from the same family.
  • *nest*: You can emphasise the “nest” in these words: earnest, honest, dishonest, soonest, anesthesia and amnesty. Note: amnesty is a pardon, usually for a political offence.
  • *nist* → *nest*: As in, “The protagonest of the story” and “A misogynest comment” and “A powerful antagonest” and “A hedonestic lifestyle.” Other words you could use: feminest (feminist), chauvinest (chauvinist), communest (communist), adminestration (administration), adminester (administer), minester (minister) and anachronestic (anachronistic). Note: if something is anachronistic, then it doesn’t fit in with the time period.
  • *nost* → *nest*: As in, “Filled with nestalgia” and “A nestalgic smell” and “An assault on the nestrils” and “Agnestic worldview” and “Diagnestic outcome.”
  • Foul → Fowl: As in “By fair means or fowl” and “Cry fowl” and “Fowl language” and “Fowl up” and “No harm, no fowl” and “A fowl-mouthed person” and “Fowl play”
  • Fell → Fowl: As in “In one fowl swoop” and “Little strokes fowl great oaks” and “The bottom fowl out of the market” and “She fowl asleep at the wheel” and “He fowl under her spell” and “It fowl into my lap” and “She fowl victim to the scammer”
  • *fal* → *fowl*: As in, fowllacy (fallacy), fowlter (falter), fowlse (false), fowllout (fallout), buffowlo (buffalo), crestfowllen (crestfallen), defowlt (default), downfowl (downfall), fowlsetto (falsetto), fowlt (fault), fowlsify (falsify), freefowl (freefall), nightfowl (nightfall), waterfowl (waterfall).
  • Flight: “Flight of fancy” and “Take flight” and “Flight of imagination” and “In full flight” and “Flight attendant”
  • Migrate: Since some duck species migrate, you might be able to make a duck pun by simply using the term “migrate” or “migration” in place of “move” or similar words, depending on the context.
  • Full-fledged / Fully-fledged: This means “Having achieved the full status of one’s title.” It comes from “fledged” which means “Gained flight feathers”.
  • Poultry: While we usually think of chickens when we think of poultry, the word “poultry” refers to any bird that is domesticated for their eggs, meat or feathers. Ducks definitely fall under this bracket, so we’ve got some poultry puns here for you too:
    • Paltry → Poultry: The term “paltry” means “small, insignificant or worthless” and the term “poultry” refers to domesticated chickens (and ducks, geese and other fowl). As in, “A poultry amount of work.”
    • Poetry → Poultry: As in, “Poultry in motion,” and “Spoken word poultry.” Note: spoken word poetry is performative poetry that tends to involve themes of social justice.
    • Poltergeist → Poultrygeist: As in, “Peeves the poultrygeist.” Note: Peeves is a famous poltergeist from the Harry Potter series.

Duck-Related Words

There are many more duck puns to be made! Here’s a list of duck-related concepts to help you come up with your own. If you come up with a new pun, please share it in the comments!

duckling, bird, water, mallard, paddle, swim, waddle, water bird, waterfowl, fowl, broadbill, feather, beak, avian, wing, flight, fledged, fledgling, webbed, migrate, aves, clutch, float, aquatic, coot, plumage, sheldrake, drake, egg, quack, quacking, ruddy duck, muscovy duck, merganser, pintail, goldeneye, canvasback, shoveler, bufflehead, gadwall, bummalo, redhead, douse, teal, musk duck, scaup, eider, rubber duck

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Frog Puns

This entry is all about frog puns! Topics related to frogs like tadpoles and toads are also included. Interestingly, the term “toad” is just a “folk taxonomy” which is based mostly on the visual appearance of the animal. Some “toad” species are more closely related to frogs than to other toads. If there’s enough demand, toads may eventually get their own entry.

You might also like to check out the Punpedia entries on on otter puns, fish puns, turtle puns, beach puns and squid puns for some more water-themed word play.

As with all entries on Punpedia, if you’ve got a great frog pun, you can post it in the comments and one of our curators will add it to this entry.

Frog Puns List

Each item in this list of frog puns is either a simple word-swap (e.g. froggy → foggy) or it may be a general rule from which multiple puns can be made. In the case of general rules, the asterisks sign (*) represents one or more letters.

  • Riveting → Ribbeting: “This documentary is ribbeting!”
  • Rivet → Ribbet: “We need more ribbets to connect the steel beams.”
  • Forgot → Frogot: “Sorry, I completely frogot!”
  • Forgotten → Frogotten: “I’ve frogotten all the lyrics!”
  • Forgetfulness → Frogetfulness: “My frogetfulness is the reason I was fired.”
  • Forgiveness → Frogiveness: “I’m sorry. Can I have your frogiveness?”
  • Forgave → Frogave: “Oh, I frograve you for that a long time ago!”
  • Forgo → Frogo: “We need to frogo some of our privileges so that we can help others in need.”
  • Unforgettable → Unfrogettable: “That holiday was completely unfrogettable.”
  • Fragment → Frogment: “I’ve still got a frogment of hope left.”
  • Fragrance → Frogrance: “Oh, that frogrance has a lovely smell.”
  • Friggin’ → Froggin’: “This is froggin’ awesome!”
  • Frugal → Frogal: “I’m only buying necessities – I’m trying to be frogal.” (Terrible! :P)
  • Towed → Toad: “If you park here, your car will be toad.”
  • Told → Toad: “I toad you kids to get off my lawn!”
  • Toed → Toad: “I prefer open-toad shoes.”
  • Today → Toaday: “Toaday is the big day!”
  • Toddler → Toaddler: “Toaddlers are so cute! Always toaddling about and falling over.”
  • Totalitarianism → Toadalitarianism: “The toadalitarian regime lasted for 14 years.”
  • Totally → Toadally: “Frog puns are toadally awesome.”
  • Total → Toadal: “We have thirty two dollars and ten cents in toadal.”
  • Fib → Am-fib-ian: (Corniness level: maximum) “Are you telling am-fib-ians?”
  • Girls → Gills: Frogs don’t have gills, but tadpoles do – you might have to use this one with care.
  • Depend → depond: “Can I depond on you or not?”
  • Appendix → Appondix: “The graph is in the appondices.”
  • Compendium → Compondium : “A well organised compondium of useful information.”
  • Dependence → Depondence : “I’ve developed a depondence on frog puns over the years.”
  • Perpendicular → Perpondicular : “Perpondicular lines are at 90 degree angles to one another.”
  • Suspended → Susponded : “I was susponded for excessive frog pun usage.”
  • Hop: “I’m just going to hop over to the shops, do you want anything?”
  • Hopping: “He’s hopping mad!”
  • Hop → Hope: “I hop to one day start a charity.”
  • Hoping → Hopping: “I’m hopping this frog pun isn’t too shameful.”
  • Come here to → Kermit: If “come here to” is pronounced in a very slurred accent (“kerm ere’ ta”), then it sounds a little like “kermit”. Use carefully!
  • Commit → Kermit: “We’re in a kermitted relationship.” and “Happily, the number of people kermitting suicide is falling.”
  • Hermit → Kermit: “Yeah, an old kermit lives in that house.”
  • Bug: “Will you please stop bugging me?”
  • Paddling: “We used to receive a paddling for acting up in class.”
  • Cloak → Croak: “I need a water-proof croak for winter.”
  • Froggy: This term is an adjective for anything with has some froglike characteristics: “The old seargent’s gruff, froggy voice.”
  • Foggy → Froggy: “It’s really froggy on the roads tonight, drive carefully.”

That’s all the frog puns we have so far! There’s lots more to be made and we need your help! The list of frog-related words below is just to get you started. Please submit any and all frog puns in the comments to help improve this Punpedia entry.

  • ? → Webbed
  • ? → Webbed feet
  • ? → Protruding eyes
  • ? → Rainforest
  • ? → Tongue
  • ? → Frogger
  • ? → Pepe
  • ? → Croak
  • ? → Croaker
  • ? → Croaking
  • ? → Frogspawn
  • ? → Batrachian
  • ? → Frog-eyed
  • ? → Insectivore
  • ? → Poison dart
  • ? → Tadpole
  • ? → Tree-frog
  • ? → Bullfrog
  • ? → Metamorphosis
  • ? → Pollywog

If you’re after more aquatic-ish animal word play, check out our entries on otter puns, frog puns and crab puns. We’ve also got a more general water puns entry too!

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Otter Puns

This entry is all about otter puns! Otter is the common name of a family of semi-aquatic carnivorous mammals that are closely related to weasels. Otters are sometimes confused with beavers, which are a completely different animal. Beavers build dams, are herbivores, and are relatives of rats. The two most well-known otter puns (thanks to their meme-fame) are on the words “utter” and “other” as in: “Otterly deplorable!” and “My significant otter” but there are lots more to be made!

As you’ll see, otter puns mostly play on words that contain anything sounding vaguely like “otter”, but there are some more sneaky puns to be made based on well known characteristics of otters and their behaviour.

You might also like to check out the Punpedia entries on on turtle puns, frog puns, fish puns, shark puns, beach puns and squid puns for some more water-based word play.

As with all entries on Punpedia, if you’ve got a great otter pun, you can post it in the comments and one of our curators will add it to this entry.

Otter Puns List

Each item in this list of otter puns is either a simple word-swap (e.g. other → otter) or it may be a general rule from which multiple puns can be made. In the case of general rules, the asterisks sign (*) represents one or more letters.

  • Other → Otter: “You should have see the otter guy!”
  • Others → Otters: “Hey, hold up! Wait for the otters!”
  • Otherwise → Otterwise: “We need to leave now, otterwise we’ll be late!”
  • Otherworldy → Otterworldly: “There’s some otterworldly feeling about this place.”
  • Utter → Otter: “You’re otterly deplorable!” and “That’s otter nonsense!” and “Stop ottering things under your breath.”
  • Utterance → Otterance: “There was a gasp at this public otterance of the forbidden word.”
  • Attorney → Otterney: “My otterney advised me to plead guilty.”
  • Outer → Otter: “I hope one day we can explore otter space.”
  • Out of→ Otter: “This is boring, I’m otter here.” and “It’s like a scene otter a horror film!”
  • Eternal → Otternal: “Otternal life may be possible at some point in the future.”
  • Outermost → Ottermost: “The ottermost layer is the hardest.”
  • Iterate → Otterate: “We need to otterate through this array of integers.”
  • Attraction → Otteraction: “There is otteraction between the magnets because of their magnetic fields.”
  • Attractive → Otteractive: “Religion isn’t otteractive to the younger generations.”
  • Attribute → Otteribute: “Climate change has been conclusively otteributed to human actions.”
  • Atmosphere → Otter-mosphere: “The otter-mosphere is composed mostly of oxygen and nitrogen.” and “This cafe has an unusual otter-mosphere.”
  • Atrocity → Otterocity: “The otterocities committed during WW2 are deeply saddening.”
  • Atrocious → Otterocious: “Only the most otterocious otter puns have made it into this list.”
  • Ought-ta → Otter: “Ten minutes otter be enough time.” and “We otter stop and help him.”
  • Weasel: Otters are “mustelids” which is often referred to as the “weasel” family. A “weasel” can also refer to a deceitful or treacherous person.
  • Hold →  Holt: The den of an otter is called a “holt“. Examples: “Can you please holt off on the otter puns?” and “I holt her in high regard.”
  • Halt → Holt: The den of an otter is called a “holt“. Examples: “Holt! Who goes there?” and “Production was brought to a holt.”
  • Sprained → Spraint: Spraint is the dung of an otter. Examples: “I tripped and spraint my ankle.”
  • Mum will / Mum’ll → Mammal: “I’m working late, so mammal pick you up tonight.”
  • Selfish → Shellfish: The diet of sea otters consists mostly of shell fish: “Share some with me – stop being so shellfish.”
  • Anvil: Otters are known for their anvil-like use of tools to crack shellfish while floating on their back.
  • The other → Sea otter: “But sea otter guy punched first!”
  • Automatically → Ottermatically: “We ottermaticaly became friends.”
  • Autobiography → Otterbiography: “She finished the otterbiography just before she passed.”
  • Automation → Ottermation: “The ottermation of many repetitive jobs has already happened.”
  • Autopilot → Otterpilot: “I’ve switched the plane to otterpilot mode.”
  • Autopsy → Otterpsy: “The otterpsy suggests it was a tumor.”
  • Autocracy → Ottercracy: “We’re living in an ottercracy. These damn otters!”
  • Autograph → Ottergraph: “Hello, can I please get your ottergraph?”
  • Auto → Otter: “Grand theft otter.”
  • Outdoor → Otter: “I really like my new otter furniture set.” (This only works in a very slurred accent.)
  • Odder → Otter: “Scientology is odd, but not much otter than most other religions.”
  • Adore → Otter: “I absolutely otter you, my dear.”
  • Adorable → Otterable: “Aww, this otter meme is so otterable!”  (A tenuous one)

As you can see our otter puns list is still short! If you’d like to help us out, this source of otter-related words may be handy (as might this source). If you come up with any more otter puns, please share them in the comments!

Otter Pun Images

There’s no shortage of otter memes and visual puns on there internet, but they’re a bit scattered. We’ve collected some of the best to present you here. If you find or make better ones, please share a link in the comments!

If you’re after more aquatic-ish animal word play, check out our entries on turtle puns, frog puns and crab puns. And we’ve got a more general water puns entry too!

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