Camel Puns

Welcome to the Punpedia entry on camels! 🐫🏜🐪 There’s decent variety of puns involving or to do with camels, considering that there are only two types of camel to derive puns from.

You might also like to go through our entries on horse puns, cow puns, sheep puns, alpaca puns and llama puns.

Have fun going through the puns in this entry and let us know if there are any that we’ve missed out!

Camel 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 camels 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 camel puns:

  • Camel: To start, here are a couple of sayings involving camels which may serve as punny camel witticisms in the right context: “Trust in Allah, but tie up your camel,” and “A camel through the eye of a needle.”
  • Camembert → Camelbert: Camembert is a type of soft cheese from France, which now has some great non-dairy soy options. You can use this similar sounding word to make a cheesy camel pun: “My favourite cheese is soy camelbert.”
  • Camcorder → Camel-corder: As in, “Wait! Let me get my camel-corder.”
  • Camera → Camelra: As in, “Wait! This will look fantastic on my new camelra,” and “Camelra shy,” and “Lights, camelra, action!” and “Smile! You’re on candid camelra,” and “The camelra doesn’t lie,” and “The camelra loves you.” Also works for camelraman (cameraman) and camelramen (cameramen)
  • Scammed → S-camel’d: As in, “Gosh darn it! Those hooligans s-camel‘d me!”
  • Campaigner → Camelpaigner: As in, “The camelpaigners for this movement are really dedicated.” Also works for “campaign” (as in, “This is a really suave camelpaign.”)
  • Campus→ Camelpus: As in, “This is such a studious camelpus. I’m gonna love it here.”
  • Camelot → Camelot: As in, “The court at Camelot.”
  • Camouflage → Camelflage: As in, “Where’s your camelflage?” Also works with camelflaged (camouflaged) and camelflaging (camouflaging)
  • Cameron → Camel-ron: As in, “Camel-ron Diaz was so great in Charlie’s Angels.”
  • Cameron will → Cam will → Cam’ll → Camel: As in “Camel take care of that for you.”
  • Cameroon → Camel-roon: As in, “The Republic of Camel-roon.” (Which is a country in West Africa)
  • Amelie → Camelie: As in, “I loved the movie Camelie. So romantic and whimsical.”
  • Bechamel → Be-camel: A creamy white sauce, used in pasta and traditionally made from a butter base – but today coming in great vegan varieties. Use this to make some sneaky camel puns: “I can’t believe this be-camel is non-dairy!”
  • Camry → Camelry: As in, “They drive a Camelry.”
  • Cavalry → Camelry: As in, “Prepare the camelry!!”
  • Cambodia → Camel-bodia: As in, “I’m going to Camel-bodia this Thursday.”
  • Camagüey → Camel-güey: A city in Central Cuba whose name lends itself well to a clever camel joke: “Welcome to Camel-güey! I hope you brought a hat.”
  • Hump: Here are a couple of phrases which use the word “hump” and can be used as a pun in the right situation: “Hump day,” and “My humps.”
  • Chump → C-hump: As in, “C-hump-change.”
  • Humpty Dumpty → Hump-ty Dumpty: As in, “the character Hump-ty Dumpty” or “that’s a blatant Hump-ty Dumptyism!”
  • Calf: Calf can mean either a young camel or the lower part of a leg. You can use these double meanings to replace these words in inappropriate (or very appropriate, as the case may be) ways to make your own camel puns. Also works for the plural, “calves”, which is the same spelling for both. 
  • Cafe → Calf-e: As in, “Let’s go to that calf-e!” or, “Calf-e au soy lait.”
  • Caffeinated → Calfinated: As in, “Is this coffee decalfinated?”
  • Cuffs → Calf: As in, “Those hoodlums are engaged in fisticalfs!! (fisticuffs)” and “Get these handcalfs (handcuffs) off me!” and “These calf-links (cuff-links) are exquisite.”
  • Half → Calf: As in “I’m still calf asleep” and “I’ve got calf a mind to …” and “Calf measures,” and “Ain’t calf bad,” and “Better calf,” and “Cheap at calf the price,” and “Getting there is calf the fun,” and “Calf a chance,” and “Calf alive,” and “Calf assed,” and “Calf a mind to,” and “Calfway to paradise.”
  • Scarf → S-calf: As in, “That is an unbelievably soft s-calf (scarf)” or “Wow, he is really s-calfing (scarfing) that burrito.”
  • Desert: Here are a few phrases that use the word “desert/s” in them, which you can use to sneak in a few opportune  dromedary puns: “Just deserts” (instead of “just desserts”) and “Ships of the desert.”
  • Palindrome → Palin-dromedary: Dromedary is another word for the Arabian Camel. Use it in some great camel puns, like this one: “It would really work for this pun if ‘camel’ was a palin-dromedary, but it just isn’t.”
  • Hooey → Hoof-ey: As in, “Smells a little hoof-ey in here,” or “This is complete and utter hoof-ey.” (Hooey meaning nonsense).
  • Who f* → Hoof*: As in “Hoofeels hungry right now?” and “Hoofinished the last bit of coconut icecream?” or “Hoofarted?”
  • 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.”
  • Run → Hoof it: As in “They’re onto us! Hoof it!”
  • Belt → Pelt: As in, “Below the pelt,” and “Pelt it out,” and “Buckle your seat pelts,” and “Tighten your pelt,” and “Under your pelt,” and “A notch in someone’s pelt.”
  • *pelt*: As in: spelt and misspelt.
  • *phar* → *fur*: Change the “phar” in certain words to “fur” to make terrible puns: furmacy (pharmacy), furaoh (pharaoh), furmacist (pharmacist), furmacology (pharmacology).
  • *phe* → *fur*: As in, “Natural furnomenon (phenomenon),” and “A furnomenal mistake.” Other words that would work: furseant (pheasant), eufurmism (euphemism), blasfurmy (blasphemy).
  • *phere* → *fur*: As in, atmosfur (atmosphere), hemisfur (hemisphere), biosfur (biosphere), stratosfur (stratosphere), and troposfur (troposphere). Note: the troposphere is the lowest layer of the Earth’s atmosphere.
  • *phor* → *fur*: As in, “A useless metafur,” and “Giddy eufuria (euphoria).” Other words that could be used: camfur (camphor), phosfur, dysfuria (dysphoria) and semafur (semaphore). Note: semaphore is a system of signs.
  • *pher* → *fur*: As in, “You’re indecifurable,” and “I’m not your gofur (gopher),” and “The wedding photografur,” and “The barefoot philosofur.” Other words that could work: furomone (pheromone), cifur (cipher), philosofur (philosopher), cinematografur, perifural (peripheral), cartografur, atmosfur (atmosphere), sfur (sphere), parafurnalia (paraphernalia), perifury (periphery), hemisfur (hemisphere).
  • Sephiroth → Sepfuroth: Note: Sephiroth is a much-loved character from the Final Fantasy game franchise.
  • *fir* → *fur*: “At furst,” and “At furst blush,” and “A furm handshake.” Other suitable words: affurm, confurm, affurmation and affurmative.
  • *for* → *fur*: As in, “A furce to be reckoned with,” and “Good furm (form),” and “Move furwards,” and “Why have you fursaken me?” and “The furcast for tomorrow,” and “So on and so furth,” and “Furbidden fruit.” Other words that would work: perfurmance, infurmation, therefur, fursight (foresight) and fursee.
  • Fear* → Fur*: As in: furful, furless, fursome and furmonger.
  • *feur* → *fur*: As in: chauffur and coiffur. Note: a coiffeur is a hairdresser.
  • Four* → Fur*: As in: fur (four), furth (fourth), furteen, furty (forty) and fursome (foursome).
  • Far → Fur: As in, “A step too fur,” and “As fur as it goes,” and “As fur as the eye can see,” and “A fur cry,” and “Few and fur between,” and “Over the hills and fur away,” and “So fur, so good,” and “As fur as I know.” Other suitable “far” containing words: furm (farm), furwell (farewell), furt (fart), further (farther), insofur (insofar), nefurious (nefarious), welfur and furce (farce).
  • *fer* → *fur*: As in, “A offur you can’t refuse,” and “I beg to diffur,” and “Make a diffurence,” and “Marching to the beat of a diffurent drum,” and “Offur condolences.” Other “fer” containing words that you could use: furn (fern), fural (feral), furvent (fervent), furvor (fervor), furret (ferret), furment (ferment), furocious, furtile, furrule (ferrule), defur (defer), confur, infur, refur, offur, transfur, buffur, prefur, proffur, refurence, confurence and transfurence.
  • *fur*: Use these fur-related/containing phrases in your wordplay: “Couldn’t be further from the truth,” and “Moving furniture,” and “A furtive manner,” and “And furthermore..” and “A roaring furnace,” and “Blind fury,” and “Fast and Furious,” and “Furnishing the truth.”
  • Tail: Use these tail-related phrases: “Happy as a dog with two tails,” and “Nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs,” and “Bright eyed and busy tailed,” and “Can’t make head or tail of it,” and “Chase your own tail,” and “Two shakes of a lamb’s tail.” Note: two shakes of a lamb’s tail is a phrase used to indicated that something is very fast.
  • Tale → Tail: As in, “Dead men tell no tails,” and “Fairytail ending,” and “Live to tell the tail,” and “Never tell tails out of school,” and “An old wives’ tail,” and “Tattle tail,” and “Tell tail sign.”
  • Talent → Tailent: As in, “___’s got Tailent,” and “A tailented painter,” and “Where would you say your tailents lie?”
  • Toilet → Tailet: As in, “Down the tailet,” and “In the tailet.”
  • Style → Stail: As in, hairstail, freestail, lifestail, and stailus (stylus)
  • Tile → Tail: As in, fertail (fertile), percerntail (percentile), projectail (projectile), reptail (reptile), and versatail (versatile).
  • Coat: Use these coat-related phrases in your mammalian wordplay: “Coat-tail investing,” and “Don’t forget your raincoat,” and “Ride on someone’s coat-tails.” Some coat-related words: petticoat, turncoat, overcoat, sugarcoat, waistcoat and peacoat.
  • Heard → Herd: As in “I overherd them speaking about …” and “The last I herd, …” and “You herd it here first,” and “You could have herd a pin drop,” and “Make yourself herd” and “Stop me if you’ve herd this one.”
  • Camera → Cama-ra: A cama is a hybrid between a male dromedary camel and a female llama. You might create a really corny pun with this: “This cama-ra was $2 off eBay.”
  • Camoflage → Camaflage:  (Note: A cama is a hybrid between a male dromedary camel and a female llama.) “Their camaflage was brilliant. You wouldn’t have been able to tell the difference between them and a couple of real camels.”
  • Remnent → Ruminant: As in “I haven’t a ruminant of pride left after making all these terrible camel puns.” (Note: A “ruminant” is a family of hooved mammals comprising cows, camels, sheep, deer, giraffe and their relatives)
  • Prominent → Pruminant: As in “She’s a pruminant member of our group.”
  • (Note: A “ruminant” is a family of hooved mammals comprising cows, camels, sheep, deer, giraffe and their relatives)
  • Permanent → Pruminant: As in “I’ve accidentally used pruminant marker on the whiteboard.”
  • (Note: A “ruminant” is a family of hooved mammals comprising cows, camels, sheep, deer, giraffe and their relatives)
  • Her before → Herbivore: As in “I’ve never met herbivore.”
  • Man you’re → Manure: As in “Manure making some awful puns today.”
  • 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.” Also works for “couldn’t” – as in, “I cudn’t see what the big deal was.”
  • Cud: In the right context, you could make an alpaca pun using the phrase “chewing the cud,” which means to chat aimlessly.
  • Cuddle → Cud-dle: Simply put the word “cud” into “cuddle”, as in “let’s cud-dle!”
  • Withers → WithersWithers is a homophone, meaning either the ridge between the shoulder blades of certain animals, or to shrivel. Swap the use and meaning of this word around to make a cheesy camel pun in the right context.
  • Whither → Wither: As in, “Wither are we bound?” (Note: Withers refers to the ridge between the shoulder blades of certain animals.)

Camel-Related Words

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

dromedary, bactrian, cama, hump, hooves, mammal, pachyderm, camelus, calf, desert, herbivore, cloven-hoof, genus camelus, herd, cud, saddle, cameleer, howdah, even-toed, ungulate, camelid, single-hump, double-hump, Arabian, camelops, camelidae

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