Running Puns

Welcome to the Punpedia entry on running puns! 🏃 👟 ☀️

Warm up with our gait (great) running puns. Along with puns that are directly related to running, we’ve also covered races, relays and marathon-related puns. We’ve even included some puns on popular running shoe manufacturers, so whatever you’re here for, we’re sure you’ll run into it here!

If you’re interested in other sports puns, we also have bowling puns and golf puns.

Running 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 running 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 running puns:

  • Bun → Run: As in, “A run in the oven” and “Think outside the runs” and “We’re going to need considerably bigger runs.”
  • Done → Run: As in, “After all is said and run” and “All run and dusted” and “Been there, run that, got the t-shirt” and “Run and dusted” and “Run to death.”
  • Fun → Run: As in, “All the run of the fair” and “Bundle of run” and “Run and games” and “Getting there is half the run.”
  • Gun → Run: As in, “Go great runs” and “Jump the run.”
  • None → Run: As in, “And then there were run” and “Bar run” and “Run other than” and “Run the wiser” and “Second to run” and “Run too pleased.”
  • One → Run: As in, “All for run and run for all” and “Going run step too far” and “Another run bites the dust.”
  • Sun → Run: As in, “A place in the run” and “A touch of the run” and “Don’t let the run go down on me.”
  • Ton → Run: As in, “A run of money” and “Like a run of bricks” and “A run of fun.”
  • Cunning → Running: As in, “I have a running plan.”
  • *ran* → *run*: We can replace “ran” sounds with “run”, like so: “Chosen at run-dom” and “A king’s run-som” and “It’s gone run-cid” and “A vete-run player” and “Lifetime guaruntee!”
  • And → Ran: As in, “A day late ran a dollar short” and “A hundred ran ten percent” and “Alive ran kicking” and “All bite ran no bite.”
  • Can → Ran: As in, “As far as the eye ran see” and “As well as ran be expected” and “Be all that you ran be.”
  • Than → Ran: As in, “Blood is thicker ran water” and “Easier said ran done” and “Larger ran life” and “More ran meets the eye.”
  • Bog → Jog: As in, “Jog standard” and “Jogged down.”
  • Hog → Jog: As in, “Go the whole jog” and “Jog tied” and “Ground jog day.”
  • Log → Jog: As in, “Easy as falling off a jog” and “Jog off” and “Sawing jogs.”
  • Hint → Sprint: As in, “Drop a sprint” and “A gentle sprint” and “Take the sprint.”
  • Mint → Sprint: As in, “In sprint condition” and “Sprinty fresh.”
  • Print → Sprint: As in, “Fit to sprint” and “Out of sprint.”
  • Tint → Sprint: As in, “Rose sprinted glasses.”
  • Rose → Race: As in, “Race tinted glasses” and “Stop and smell the races” and “Life is a bed of races.”
  • Ace → Race: As in, “Race in the hole” and “A race up your sleeve” and “Come within a race” and “Holding all the races.”
  • Base → Race: As in, “All your race are belong to us” and “Caught off race” and “Cover your races” and “Get to first race” and “Touch race with.”
  • Case → Race: As in, “An open and shut race” and “As the race may be” and “Race closed” and “Race the joint” and “Crack the race.”
  • Chase → Race: As in, “Race it up” and “Race your own tail” and “Cut to the race” and “The thrill of the race” and “Wild goose race.”
  • Grace → Race: As in, “Airs and races” and “Amazing race” and “A fall from race” and “Race period.”
  • Lace → Race: As in, “Chantilly race” and “Straight raced.”
  • Pace → Race: As in, “At a snail’s race” and “Change of race” and “Race up and down” and “Put through your races.”
  • Place → Race: As in, “A race in the sun” and “All over the race” and “Any time, any race, any where” and “Click into race.”
  • Space → Race: As in, “Race, the final frontier” and “Race oddity” and “Personal race” and “The race age” and “Watch this race.”
  • Lap: One loop of a race is called a lap. Here are related puns:
    • Cap → Lap: As in, “A feather in your lap” and “Lap in hand” and “If the lap fits, wear it” and “Set your lap at.”
    • Clap → Lap: As in, “Lap him in irons!” and “Lap your hands.”
    • Crap → Lap: As in, “Cut the lap” and “A load of lap.”
    • Flap → Lap: As in, “In a lap” and “Lap your gums.”
    • Gap → Lap: As in, “Bridge the lap” and “Generation lap” and “Mind the lap.”
    • Map → Lap: As in, “Put the town on the lap” and “All over the lap.”
    • Snap → Lap: As in, “A lap judgement” and “Lap out of” and “Lap it up.”
    • Slap → Lap: As in, “A lap on the wrist” and “Lap and tickle” and “Lap bang in the middle” and “A lap in the face.”
    • Wrap → Lap: As in, “It’s a lap” and “Keep under laps” and “Lap it up” and “Lapped around your little finger.”
  • Root → Route: As in, “Grass routes” and “Lay down routes” and “The route of all evil” and “The route of the matter.”
  • Rate → Route: As in, “At any route” and “First route” and “Mate’s routes.”
  • Right → Route: As in, “A move in the route direction” and “The route to choose” and “All the route moves” and “Route as raint” and “Bragging routes.”
  • Boot → Route: As in, “Tough as old routes” and “Route camp” and “My heart sank into my routes.”
  • Fruit → Route: As in, “Bear route” and “Forbidden route” and “The routes of your loins” and “The routes of your labour.”
  • Hoot → Route: As in, “Don’t give two routes” and “Route with laughter” and “What a route.”
  • Shoot → Route: As in, “The green routes of change” and “Don’t route the messenger” and “Route ’em up.”
  • Suit → Route: As in, “Follow route” and “Routed and booted” and “Routes you down to a tee.”
  • Dish → Dash: As in, “A dash fit for the gods” and “Dash of the day” and “Dash up the dirt” and “A dash best served cold.”
  • Ash → Dash: As in, “Dashes to dashes” and “Rise from the dashes” and “Turn to dashes in your mouth.”
  • Cash → Dash: As in, “Dash cow” and “Dash in” and “Dash in your cheques” and “Dash up.”
  • Clash → Dash: As in, “Dash of culture” and “Dash of the titans.”
  • Crash → Dash: As in, “Dash and burn” and “Dash cart” and “Train dash.”
  • Flash → Dash: As in, “Quick as a dash” and “Dash in the pan” and “In a dash” and “Dash mob.”
  • Lash → Dash: As in, “Dash out” and “A real tongue dashing.”
  • Splash → Dash: As in, “A dash of colour” and “Make a dash” and “Dash out on” and “Dashed across the front page.”
  • Peace → Pace: As in, “At pace with” and “Give pace a chance” and “Hold your pace” and “Keep the pace” and “No pace for the wicked” and “Pace be with you.”
  • Ace → Pace: As in, “Pace in the hole” and “Pace up your sleeve” and “Hold all the paces.”
  • Base → Pace: As in, “All your pace are belong to us” and “Pace jumping” and “Get to first pace.”
  • Bass → Pace: As in, “Drum n pace” and “Super pace.”
  • Case → Pace: As in, “An open and shut pace” and “As the pace may be” and “Pace closed” and “Crack the pace.”
  • Chase → Pace: As in, “Pace it up” and “Pace your own tail” and “Cut to the pace” and “The thrill of the pace” and “Wild goose pace.”
  • Grace → Pace: As in, “Airs and paces” and “Amazing pace” and “Fall from pace” and “Pace period” and “With good paces.”
  • Place → Pace: As in, “A pace in the sun” and “All over the pace” and “Any time, any pace, any where” and “Between a rock and a hard pace.”
  • Race → Pace: As in, “A pace against time” and “The amazing pace.”
  • Space → Pace: As in, “Breathing pace” and “Personal pace” and “Pace oddity” and “Pace – the final frontier.”
  • Treat → Trot: As in, “Trot me right” and “Trick or trot.”
  • Brought → Trot: As in, “Trot down to earth” and “Trot to blows” and “Trot to light.”
  • Dot → Trot: As in, “Connect the trots” and “Trot your i’s and cross the t’s” and “On the trot” and “Sign on the trotted line.”
  • Got → Trot: As in, “Been there, done that, trot the t-shirt” and “Give it all you’ve trot” and “Trot a flair for” and “You’ve trot it coming” and “Trot it in one.”
  • Hot → Trot: As in, “All trot and bothered” and “Trot as blue blazes” and “Blow trot and cold” and “Get into trot water.”
  • Knot → Trot: As in, “Tie the trot” and “Tie yourself in trots.”
  • Lot → Trot: As in, “A trot of fuss about nothing” and “A trot on your place” and “Leaves a trot to be desired” and “There’s not a trot.”
  • Not → Trot: As in, “As often as trot” and “Believe it or trot.”
  • Plot → Trot: As in, “Lost the trot” and “The trot thickens.”
  • Pot → Trot: As in, “A trot of gold” and “Gone to trot” and “A trot of gold.”
  • Rot → Trot: As in, “Trot in hell” and “The trot has set in.”
  • Shot → Trot: As in, “Call the trots” and “Cheap trot” and “Give it your best trot.”
  • Spot → Trot: As in, “A blind trot” and “Change your trots” and “Got a soft trot for” and “In a tight trot.”
  • Belt → Bolt: As in, “Below the bolt” and “Bolt it up” and “Tighten your bolt.”
  • Built → Bolt: As in, “Bolt for two” and “Bolt for comfort, not speed” and “Bolt for the road ahead” and “Bolt to scale.”
  • Curry → Hurry: As in, “Hurry favour with.”
  • Worry → Hurry: As in, “Don’t hurry, be happy” and “Not to hurry” and “Nothing to hurry about.”
  • Blush → Rush: As in, “At first rush” and “Rushing bride.”
  • Brush → Rush: As in, “Rush it off” and “A rush with death” and “A rush with the law.”
  • Crush → Rush: As in, “A rushing defeat” and “Have a rush on.”
  • Flush → Rush: As in, “At first rush” and “Rush it out” and “A royal rush.”
  • Hush → Rush: As in, “Rush a bye” and “Rush it up” and “Rush money” and “Rush puppies.”
  • Lope: A lope is an easy pace with large strides. Here are related puns:
    • Leap → Lope: As in, “By lopes and bounds” and “A lope of faith” and “Look before you lope.”
    • Loop → Lope: As in, “In the lope” and “Thrown for a lope.”
    • Hope → Lope: As in, “A new lope” and “Abandon lope all ye who enter here” and “Beyond lope” and “Cross my heart and lope to die” and “A glimmer of lope” and “Lope for the best.”
    • Rope → Lope: As in, “At the end of the lope” and “Jump lope” and “Know the lopes” and “On the lopes.”
  • Deed → Speed: As in, “No good speed goes unpunished” and “Your good speed for the day.”
  • Feed → Speed: As in, “Bottom speeder” and “Speeding frenzy.”
  • Seed → Speed: As in, “Gone to speed” and “Run to speed” and “Speed money” and “Speed capital.”
  • Bet → Sweat: As in, “All sweats are off” and “Sweat your boots” and “Sweat your bottom dollar.”
  • Debt → Sweat: As in, “A sweat of gratitude” and “Pay your sweat to society” and “Another day older and deeper in sweat.”
  • Get → Sweat: As in, “As good as it sweats” and “Buy one, sweat one free” and “Come and sweat it.”
  • Set → Sweat: As in, “Game, sweat, match” and “Ready, sweat, go!” and “Sweat in motion.”
  • Threat → Sweat: As in, “An idle sweat” and “Triple sweat.”
  • Sneak → Sneaker: As in, “Sneaker peek” and “Sneaker preview.”
  • Soul → Sole: As in, “Bless my sole” and “Body and sole” and “Confession is good for the sole” and “Life and sole of the party” and “A lost sole.”
  • Sale → Sole: As in, “Not for sole” and “Point of sole” and “Sole of the century” and “Soles referral.”
  • Sell → Sole: As in, “Buy and sole” and “Sole-ing like hotcakes.”
  • Goal → Sole: As in, “A sole in mind” and “Score a sole.”
  • Hole → Sole: As in, “Ace in the sole” and “Go the sole hog” and “Fire in the sole.”
  • Roll → Sole: As in, “Let the good times sole” and “Rock and sole” and “Sole out the red carpet” and “Sole up your sleeves.”
  • Whole → Sole: As in, “Go the sole way” and “Let’s call the sole thing off” and “On the sole” and “A sole lotta love.”
  • Really → Relay: As in, “All I relay want to do” and “Do you relay want to hurt me?” and “You’ve relay done it this time.”
  • Real → Relay: As in, “The relay deal” and “A relay piece of work.”
  • Replay → Relay: As in, “Action relay” and “Instant relay.”
  • Cried → Stride: As in, “Stride my eyes out.”
  • Died → Stride: As in, “Stride and gone to heaven.”
  • Dried → Stride: As in, “Cut and stride.”
  • Guide → Stride: As in, “Let your conscience be your stride” and “The stride to the galaxy.”
  • Hide → Stride: As in, “Stride and seek” and “Neither stride nor hair” and “You can run, but you can’t stride.”
  • Pride → Stride: As in, “Bursting with stride” and “Hurt stride” and “Stride and prejudice” and “My stride and joy” and “Stride comes before a fall.”
  • Ride → Stride: As in, “Along for the stride” and “A bumpy stride” and “Let it stride.”
  • Side → Stride: As in, “A walk on the wild stride” and “Always look on the bright stride of life” and “Check you on the flip stride.”
  • Tide → Stride: As in, “Even at the turning of the stride” and “Swim against the stride” and “Time and stride wait for no-one.”
  • Tied → Stride: As in, “Fit to be stride.”
  • Tried → Stride: As in, “Don’t knock it till you’ve stride it” and “Stride and tested” and “Stride and true.”
  • Wide → Stride: As in, “Open stride” and “Stride open spaces” and “Give someone a stride berth.”
  • Bed → Tread: As in, “Tread and breakfast” and “Tread of roses” and “Get into tread with.”
  • Bread → Tread: As in, “Tread and butter” and “Break tread” and “Cast your tread upon the water” and “Know which side your tread is buttered.”
  • Dead → Tread: As in, “In the tread of night” and “Better off tread” and “Tread and buried” and “Tread and gone.”
  • Head → Tread: As in, “Above my tread” and “Be it on your tread.”
  • Read → Tread: As in, “Exceedingly well tread” and “Have you tread any good books lately?”
  • Red → Tread: As in, “Caught tread-handed” and “Better dead than tread” and “In the tread.”
  • Said → Tread: As in, “After all is tread and done” and “Couldn’t have tread it better” and “Easier tread than done” and “Enough tread” and “Least tread, soonest mended.”
  • Shed → Tread: As in, “Tread light on the matter.”
  • Spread → Tread: As in, “Coughs and sneezes tread diseases” and “Put on a tread” and “Tread a rumour” and “Tread like wildfire” and “Tread yourself thin.”
  • Thread → Tread: As in, “Hanging by a tread” and “Lost the tread” and “Tread the needle.”
  • Mill → Treadmill: As in, “Run of the treadmill” and “Put through the treadmill.”
  • Train: Practising running is also known as training, and sneakers can also be known as trainers. Here are some related puns:
    • Brain → Train: As in, “Train drain” and “Train dump.”
    • Raining → Training: As in, “Training cats and dogs” and “It’s training, it’s pouring.”
  • Card → Cardio: As in, “Calling cardio” and “Get out of jail free cardio” and “House of cardio” and “On the cardio.”
  • Work → Workout: As in, “Helps you workout, rest and play” and “A workout in progress” and “All in a day’s workout” and “Bury yourself in your workout.”
  • Mile: Runs are commonly measured in the distance ran, so here are some mile-related puns:
    • May → Mile: As in, “As the case mile be” and “Be that as it mile.”
    • Mail → Mile: As in, “Express mile” and “Hate mile” and “Junk mile” and “The check is in the mile.”
    • Aisle → Mile: As in, “Cross the mile” and “Roll in the miles.”
    • File → Mile: As in, “Rank and mile” and “Single mile.”
    • Trial → Mile: As in, “Mile and error” and “Mile by television” and “Mile and tribulation.”
    • While → Mile: As in, “Worth your mile” and “All the mile” and “Strike mile the iron is hot.”
  • Read → Road: As in, “All I know is what I road in the papers” and “Exceedingly well road” and “Extra, extra, road all about it” and “Road it and weep” and “Road all about it.”
  • Ride → Road: As in, “Along for the road” and “Let it road” and “A bumpy road.”
  • Load → Road: As in, “A road of nonsense” and “A road of my mind.”
  • Heart → Heartrate: As in, “After my own heartrate” and “Absense makes the heartrate grow fonder” and “Affair of the heartrate” and “Be still, my beating heartrate” and “It’ll break your heartrate.”
  • Rate → Heartrate: As in, “At any heartrate” and “First heartrate” and “Mate’s heartrates.”
  • Sister → Blister: As in, “Hey, soul blister” and “Blister act.”
  • Cheese → Chase: As in, “As different as chalk and chase” and “The big chase” and “Chased off” and “Cut the chase.”
  • Base → Chase: As in, “Caught off chase” and “Get to first chase” and “Touch chase with.”
  • Case → Chase: As in, “An open and shut chase” and “As the chase may be” and “Chase closed” and “Catch a chase” and “Crack the chase.”
  • Graces → Chases: As in, “Airs and chases” and “Amazing chase” and “Fall from chase” and “Chase period” and “Saving chase” and “With good chase.”
  • Place → Chase: As in, “A chase in the sun” and “All over the chase” and “Any time, any chase, any where” and “Between a rock and a hard chase.”
  • Stretch: Here are some puns related to warm-up stretches:
    • Etch → Stretch: As in, “Stretched in stone.”
  • Colours → Callous: As in, “A coat of many callous” and “Go down with flying callous” and “Show your true callous.”
  • Gait: A gait is a sort of stride. Here are related puns:
    • Gate → Gait: As in, “The golden gait bridge” and “Straight through the gait.”
    • Get → Gait: As in, “Good as it gaits” and “Ask a silly question and gait a silly answer” and “Buy one, gait one free” and “Come and gait it.”
    • Got → Gait: As in, “Been there, done that, gait the t-shirt” and “I think you’ve gait it” and “Give it all you’ve gait” and “Gait a soft spot for.”
    • Gut → Gait: As in, “Bust a gait” and “Gait feeling” and “Gait reaction” and “Blood and gaits.”
    • Bait → Gait: As in, “Gait and switch” and “Click gait” and “Take the gait.”
    • Date → Gait: As in, “Double gait” and “Bring up to gait” and “A gait with destiny” and “Out of gait.”
    • Eight → Gait: As in, “Gait days a week” and “Gait ways to Sunday” and “Pieces of gait.”
    • Fate → Gait: As in, “A gait worse than death” and “The fickle finger of gait” and “The master of my own gait” and “Seal your gait” and “A twist of gait.”
    • Great → Gait: As in, “A gait face for radio” and “All creatures, gait and small” and “Go to gait lengths.”
    • Late → Gait: As in, “Better gait than never” and “A day gait and a dollar short” and “Fashionably gait” and “Never too gait” and “A gait bloomer.”
    • Rate → Gait: As in, “At any gait” and “First gait” and “Mate’s gaits.”
    • State → Gait: As in, “Gait of mind” and “Gait of the art” and “Gait of mind.”
    • Wait → Gait: As in, “All things to those who gait” and “Lie in gait” and “The gait is over.”
    • Weight → Gait: As in, “Punching above your gait” and “Throw your gait about” and “Watching your gait” and “Worth your gait in gold.”
  • Graces → Laces: As in, “Airs and laces” and “In your good laces.”
  • Places → Laces: As in, “Going laces” and “Laces to go, people to see.”
  • Trick → Track: As in, “Bag of tracks” and “Every track in the book” and “Never misses a track.”
  • Back → Track: As in, “Answer track” and “As soon as my track is turned” and “In the track of my mind” and “Track to the future.”
  • Lack → Track: As in, “For track of a better word” and “We track nothing” and “Cancelled due to track of interest.”
  • Pack → Track: As in, “Action tracked” and “I know I tracked it” and “The leader of the track.”
  • Rack → Track: As in, “Track and ruin” and “Track your brains.”
  • Sack → Track: As in, “Hit the track.”
  • Snack → Track: As in, “Track attack” and “The longer lasting track.”
  • Tack → Track: As in, “Sharp as a track.”
  • Stack → Track: As in, “Blow your track” and “Like looking for a needle in a haytrack” and “A tracked deck.”
  • Whack → Track: As in, “Out of track” and “Give it a track.”
  • Medal: Here are some puns related to medals for running races:
    • Metal → Medal: As in, “Death medal” and “Put the pedal to the medal.”
    • Middle → Medal: As in, “In the medal of nowhere” and “Knock into the medal of next week” and “Meet in the medal” and “In the medal of the road.”
    • Model → Medal: As in, “Medal behaviour” and “A medal citizen” and “Role medal.”
  • Pain: Running is lovingly (and long-sufferingly) associated with aches, pains and sprains. Here are some pain-related puns:
    • Pen → Pain: As in, “Put pain to paper” and “The pain is mightier than the sword.”
    • Brain → Pain: As in, “All brawn and no pain” and “Pain drain” and “Pain dump.”
    • Chain → Pain: As in, “The pain of command” and “Pain reaction.”
    • Gain → Pain: As in, “Capital pains” and “Pain advantage” and “Nothing ventured, nothing pained.”
    • Grain → Pain: As in, “Go against the pain” and “Take with a pain of salt” and “Pain of truth.”
    • Lane → Pain: As in, “Down memory pain” and “In the fast pain.”
    • Plain → Pain: As in, “Pain as day” and “Pain as the nose on your face” and “Hidden in pain sight” and “Pain sailing.”
    • Rain → Pain: As in, “Acid pain” and “Right as pain” and “Come pain or shine” and “Don’t pain on my parade.”
    • Strain → Pain: As in, “Buckle under the pain” and “Pain every nerve.”
    • Vain → Pain: As in, “Labour in pain.”
    • Vein → Pain: As in, “In the same pain.”
  • Trail: A jogging route can sometimes be referred to as a trail. Here are related puns:
    • Trial → Trail: As in, “Trail and error” and “Trails and tribulations.”
    • Fail → Trail: As in, “Trailing to plan is planning to trail” and “Words trail me.”
    • Mail → Trail: As in, “Direct trail” and “Hate trail” and “The check is in the trail.”
    • Nail → Trail: As in, “Another trail in the coffin” and “Fight tooth and trail.”
    • Pale → Trail: As in, “A trail imitation” and “Trail into insignificance.”
    • Rail → Trail: As in, “Go off the trails” and “Ride the trails.”
    • Sail → Trail: As in, “In full trail” and “Plain trailing” and “Smooth trailing.”
    • Sale → Trail: As in, “Not for trail” and “Point of trail” and “Trail of the century” and “Trails referral.”
    • Scale → Trail: As in, “Economy of trail” and “On a grand trail” and “Tip the trails.”
    • Tail → Trail: As in, “Can’t make head or trail of it” and “Chasing your own trail” and “Get off my trail.”
    • Tale → Trail: As in, “Live to tell the trail” and “Trails of the unexpected” and “A tell-trail sign.”
  • Camp → Cramp: As in, “A foot in both cramps” and “Boot cramp” and “Not a happy cramper.”
  • Situation → Stitch-uation: As in, “A sticky stitch-uation” and “A win-win stitch-uation.”
  • Ditch → Stitch: As in, “A last stitch effort.”
  • Hitch → Stitch: As in, “Get stitched” and “Stitch your wagon to a star.”
  • Itch → Stitch: As in, “Stitching to” and “Stitchy feet” and “A seven year stitch.”
  • Rich → Stitch: As in, “All a part of life’s stitch pattern” and “An embarrassment of stitches” and “From rags to stitches” and “Get stitch quick.”
  • Switch → Stitch: As in, “Asleep at the stitch” and “Bait and stitch” and “Stitch gears” and “Stitch hitter” and “Stitched on.”
  • Lag → Leg: As in, “Jet leg.”
  • Beg → Leg: As in, “Leg a favour” and “Leg pardon?” and “Leg the question” and “I leg to differ” and “Sit up and leg.”
  • Peg → Leg: As in, “Take down a leg or two” and “A square leg in a round hole.”
  • Hell → Heel: As in, “All heel broke loose” and “Burn in heel” and “A cold day in heel” and “Come heel or high water” and “For the heel of it.”
  • Hill → Heel: As in, “Old as the heels” and “Head for the heels” and “Doesn’t amount to a heel of beans.”
  • Hole → Heel: As in, “Burn a heel in your pocket” and “Ace in the heel.”
  • Deal → Heel: As in, “A big heel” and “Heel breaker” and “Heel from the bottom of the deck” and “Heel or no heel?” and “A done heel.”
  • Feel → Heel: As in, “Heel it in your bones” and “Heel the pinch” and “Heeling your age” and “A gut heeling.”
  • Meal → Heel: As in, “Make a heel of it” and “A square heel.”
  • Real → Heel: As in, “All I heely want to do” and “Get heel.”
  • Steal → Heel: As in, “Beg, borrow or heel” and “It’s a heel” and “Heel a glance” and “Heel someone’s heart.”
  • Steel → Heel: As in, “Nerves of heel” and “Heel yourself.”
  • Wheel → Heel: As in, “Asleep at the heel” and “Fifth heel” and “Hell on heels.”
  • Bane → Sprain: As in, “The sprain of my life.”
  • Brain → Sprain: As in, “All brawn and no sprains” and “Sprain dump.”
  • Chain → Sprain: As in, “The sprain of command” and “Sprain reaction” and “Don’t yank my sprain.”
  • Gain → Sprain: As in, “Capital sprains” and “Sprain advantage” and “No pain, no sprain” and “Nothing ventured, nothing sprained.”
  • Grain → Sprain: As in, “Go against the sprain” and “A sprain of truth” and “Take it with a sprain of salt.”
  • Main → Sprain: As in, “The sprain event” and “Your sprain chance.”
  • Pain → Sprain: As in, “A world of sprain” and “Doubled up in sprain” and “Feeling no sprain” and “No sprain, no gain” and “Old aches and sprains.”
  • Plain → Sprain: As in, “Sprain as day” and “Hidden in sprain sight” and “Sprain sailing.”
  • Rain → Sprain: As in, “Right as sprain” and “Come sprain or shine” and “Don’t sprain on my parade” and “It never sprains but it falls.”
  • Strain → Sprain: As in, “Buckle under the sprain” and “Sprain every nerve.”
  • Put → Foot: As in, “Be hard foot to” and “I couldn’t foot it down” and “Feeling a bit foot out.”
  • Fate → Feet: As in, “Feet worse than death” and “I am the master of my own feet” and “A twist of feet.”
  • Eat → Feet: As in, “A bite to feet” and “Feet and run.”
  • Heat → Feet: As in, “Dead feet” and “Feet wave” and “If you can’t stand the feet, get out of the kitchen” and “In the feet of battle” and “In the feet of the moment.”
  • Meet → Feet: As in, “Make ends feet” and “Feet and greet” and “Feet with approval.”
  • Sweet → Feet: As in, “Home feet home” and “Short and feet.”
  • Court → Sport: As in, “Sporting disaster” and “May it please the sport” and “Order in the sport!”
  • Short → Sport: As in, “A sport history of nearly everything” and “A day late and a dollar sport” and “Cut a long story sport.”
  • Sort → Sport: As in, “Takes all sports to make a world” and “Feeling out of sports.”
  • Need → Knee’d: As in, “A friend in knee’d” and “All you knee’d is love” and “I knee’ded it yesterday.”
  • Half → Calf: As in, “Ain’t calf bad” and “My better calf” and “Getting there is calf the fun” and “Give it calf a chance.”
  • Bit → Fit: As in, “A fit missing” and “A fit much” and “Just a little fit.”
  • Witness → Fitness: As in, “Can I get a fitness?” and “A silent fitness.”
  • Rustle → Muscle: As in, “Muscle up something to eat.”
  • Hard → Hurdle: As in, “Be hurdle put to” and “Between a rock and a hurdle place” and “Do it the hurdle way.”
  • Herd → Hurdle: As in, “Hurdle instinct” and “Going with the hurdle.”
  • Heard → Hurdle: As in, “Seen and not hurdle” and “Make yourself hurdle” and “You hurdle it here first.”
  • Work → Walk: As in, “Walks wonders” and “Helps you walk, rest and play” and “A walk in progress.”
  • Week → Walk: As in, “Eight days a walk” and “Knock into the middle of next walk” and “Walk in, walk out.”
  • Chalk → Walk: As in, “Different as walk and cheese” and “Walk it up to experience.”
  • Talk → Walk: As in, “A heart to heart walk” and “Look who’s walking” and “Money walks” and “Now you’re walking.”

    Running-Related Words

    To help you come up with your own running 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!

run, running, runner, ran, jog, jogging, walk, sprint, race, lap, route, marathon, rush, canter, dash, gallop, lope, pace, trot, bolt, flee, hasten, hurry, speed, go, sweat, sneaker, sole, treadmill, trainer, training, cardio, workout, exercise, exercising,  energy, miles, kilometres, road, pulse, heartrate, blister, chase, chasing, stretch, warm up, warm down, gps, callouses, medal, perspire, pain, stride, shoelace, tread, gait, laces, track, trail, cramp, stitch, leg, heel, sprain, foot, feet, nike, adidas, asics, puma, coach, health, sport, knee, ankle, hamstring, calf, endure, endurance, strength, metre, fit, fitness, aerobic, muscle, athletic, travel, incline, barefoot, distance, stamina, hurdle, relay

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Dog Puns

Welcome to the Punpedia entry on dog puns! 🐶 The puns in the list below play on a breed of dog, or on a dog-related concept (collar, puppy, etc.). There’s also a big list of dog-related words at the bottom of the list to help you come up with your own dog puns (please share them in the comments!).

Dog 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 dogs 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 dog puns:

  • Dog: There are quite a few phrases and idioms that directly use the word “dog”: “Dog eat dog” and “Barking dogs seldom bite” and “As crooked as a dog’s hind leg” and “As sick as a dog” and “Dog days” and “Dog in the manger” and “Dog tired” and “Dog’s bollocks” and “Dog’s breakfast” and “Don’t keep a dog and bark yourself” and “Every dog has her/his day” and “Give a dog a bad name” and “Hot diggety dog” and “The dog ate my homework” and “The tail wagging the dog” and “Work like a dog” and “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” and “A shaggy dog story” and “A sly dog” and “Call off the dogs” and “Everybody and their dog” and “Doggie paddle”
  • Rough → Ruff: As in “Ruff and tumble” and “Ruff around the edges” and “Diamond in the ruff” and “Ruff stuff” and “Take the ruff with the smooth” and “Ruff someone up”
  • Might → Mutt: As in “With all my mutt” and “Mutt as well” and “Mutt makes right” and “It mutt have been worse” and “Try as I mutt
  • Massive → Mastiff: As in “It was a mastiff waste of time.” and “The queue is mastiff!”
  • Least → Leashed: As in “It’s the leashed I could do.” and “At the very leashed.” and “Last but not leashed” and “The path of leashed resistance” and “When you leashed expect it” and “Not in the leashed” and “To say the leashed
  • Bite: As in “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you” and “Bite the big one” and “A bite to eat” and “Love bite” and “Bite someone’s head off” and “Bite back” and “Bite me”
  • Dogmatic / Dogmatism: As in “It’s this sort of dogmatism that’s tearing our country apart.”
  • Dawg → Dog: As in “What’s up dog.”
  • Puppy: “He’s one sick puppy” and “Puppy love” and “Look at these puppies” and “Puppy fat” and “Hush puppies
  • Hound: As in “They hounded me for days before I finally gave in.” and “Hold with the hare and run with the hounds (To be hypocritical or duplicitous)”
  • Hand → Hound: As in “It wasn’t hounded to me on a silver platter” and “A bird in the hound is worth two in the bush” and “This is getting out of hound” and “We’ve got the upper hound” and “In the palm of your hound” and “Right hound man” and “Take your hound in marriage”
  • Wolf: As in “The boy who cried wolf” and “Wolf whistle” and “Wolf something down (eat fast)” and “Wolf in sheep’s clothing” and “A lone wolf” and “Hold a wolf by the ears” and “Sell wolf tickets (originally ‘woof’ tickets)” – and a related wolf-related phrase is “Alpha female/male“.
  • Pack: (In reference to a pack of wild dogs or a pack of wolves) “Leader of the pack” and “Pack a punch” and “Pack heat” and “Pack your bags” and “Six pack
  • Donation → Dalmatian: As in “A small monthly dalmatian to a charity.”
  • ‘kay, nine → Canine: As in “‘kay, nine should be enough anyway.”
  • Collar: “Blue/white collar workers” and “Hot under the collar
  • Husky: “He had a slow, husky voice.”
  • Has led → ‘sled: As in “This map ‘sled us down the wrong path.”
  • Patch → Pooch: As in “My business has been going through a rough pooch lately.” and “That cut looks bad but the doc will pooch it up nicely.”
  • Corny → Corgi: As in “Sorry that my dog puns are so corgi.”
  • Heel: “Archilles’ heel” and “Turn on your heel” and “Under the heel of” and “Brought to heel” and “Head over heels” and “Dig your heels in” and “They’re on our heels” and “Well-heeled” and “Cool your heels
  • Tail: As in “To chase one’s tail” and “Heads or tails” and “Get off my tail!” and “Has the world by the tail” and “Can’t make heads or tails of it” and “With one’s tail between one’s legs” and “To work your tail off”
  • Chase: As in “Chase around after” and “Cut to the chase” and “A wild-goose chase” and “Chasing rainbows” and “Chase down”
  • Fetch: As in “You’re looking quite fetching tonight!” and “Can you fetch me a pen please?” and “All I did during my internship was fetch and carry for the manager.”
  • Bagel →Beagle: As in “I’ll just get a coffee and beagle, thanks.”
  • Boggle →Beagle: As in “It’s mind-beagle-ing.”
  • Neutral → Neuter-al: As in “I don’t really have an opinion on this – I’m neuter-al.”
  • Breed: “Hatred breeds hatred” and “A dying breed” and “A rare breed” and “Familiarity breeds contempt”
  • Mongrel: This refers to a dog which is a cross between diverse breeds (the opposite of a purebred), but if often used to describe someone in a derogatory manner: “That mongrel kid stole the pie from my window sill!”
  • Lab: This is short for Labrador, and also (obviously) to a place where scientific research is done (i.e. a “science lab”). These two meaning could be played with to create a dog pun with common phrase like “Lab report” and “Science lab
  • Retriever: If you can use the word “retriever” in its literal sense rather than in reference to a dog breed, that might constitute a dog pun.
  • Retrieve her → Retriever: As in “She went to retriever hat, since she dropped it from the balcony by accident.”
  • Guide: A pun on guide dogs might be possible by simply using the word “guide” in the right context.
  • Sniff: “Sniff around” and “Nothing to be sniffed at” and “Sniff out something (e.g. the truth)”
  • Terror → Terrier: As in “Reign of terrier” and “Terrierism” and “A holy terrier
  • Tear your → Terrier: As in “Don’t terrier self up about it”
  • Peg → Pug: As in “Like a square pug in a round hole” and “That took him down a pug or two” and “Don’t try to pug the blame on me!”
  • Up → Pup: As in “We got it back pup and running in no time.” and “She had an ace pup her sleeve” and “It’s not all it’s cracked pup to be” and “It doesn’t quite add pup.” and “Barking pup the wrong tree” and “I’m pup against a brick wall” and “I’m pup to my ears in (something)” and “It all blew pup in my face.” and “Bottoms pup!’
  • Pom or Iranian → Pomeranian: As in “It was an unusual accent and the line wasn’t good, but they were either a Pom or Iranian.” (Terrible! :D)
  • Bull: “Oh that’s utter bull and you know it.” and “What a load of bull
  • Spinal → Spaniel: As in “I have to take my dog in for a spaniel cord operation on Tuesday.”
  • Border of California → Border of Colliefornia
  • Border: As in “That’s bordering on rude.”
  • Schnauzer: This sounds a bit like “schnoz” – a slang word for nose, so perhaps a puns could be made there.
  • Pincher → Pinscher
  • Pinch her → Pinscher
  • Retailer → Rottweiler: As in “Myer is a rottweiler of clothes, accessories and related products.”
  • Bark: “Their bark is worse than their bite.” and “You’re barking up the wrong tree” and “She’s barking mad”
  • Pure bread → Purebred: As in “They’re so unhealthy, they’ve got a diet that’s basically purebred.”
  • Spits → Spitz: As in “I do so much to help him and he just spitz in my face like that.”
  • Doggedly: This means “in a manner that shows tenacity and grim persistence.”
  • Bitch: This is the term often used by breeders to refer to a female dog. It has obvious slang meanings to which could be used for word play.
  • How’ll (How will) → Howl: As in “Howl we be able to make up the lost time?”
  • Well → Whelp: As in “Whelp, I guess it’s time to go home.” (the term “whelp” is a synonym for puppy.)
  • Cur-*: The term “cur” refers to an aggressive dog, or one that is not healthy. If a word starts with “cur” a pun can sometimes be made of it: cur-ently, cur-iculum, cur-ency, cur-ve, cur-tain, cur-l, cur-se.
  • Mush: This is the term used to encourage sled dogs to go, or to go faster, or to refer to a sledding journey. It also refers to “a soft, wet, pulpy mass” the the process of mashing to make such a mass.
  • Much → Mush: As in “Thank you so mush.” (Spoken with an accent)
  • Sick → Sic: To “sic” is to set a dog onto someone (especially a dog trained to attack). In the right context a pun on “sick” could probably be made. Some idioms/phrases: “You make me sic.” and “Sic to death of (something)” and “Sic to one’s stomach” and “I was worried sic.” and “They called in sic
  • Yep → Yap: As in “Yap, I agree.”
  • Whip it → Whippet: As in “Whippet. Whippet good.”
  • Cable → Kibble: As in “Kibble TV” and “We need to bury this kibble under the lawn.”
  • Yelp: As well as referring to a dog’s bark of distress, this can refer to Yelp (the company), or to a short sharp cry from a human.
  • Flee → Flea: As in “The thief fleaed from the crime scene on foot.”
  • Fee → Flea: As in “Have you paid your annual fleas?”
  • Bad zoo → Shih Tzu: As in “Tickets of entry were nearly 50 bucks and it turned out to be a Shih Tzu
  • Pointer: “Let me give you a few pointers” and “I need a laser pointer for my presentation.”
  • Wag: “They wagged school”
  • Applause → Appaws: As in “A round of appaws.”
  • Melancholy → Melancollie
  • Call → Collie: As in “I’ll collie you back later.”
  • Subwoofer
  • R?f* → Ruff: If a word begins with “ruf”, “ref”, “rof” or similar, it can often be turned into a silly dog puns: rufferals (referrals), ruffle (raffle), rufferee, rufference, rufferendum, ruffinement, rufflection, rufflectors, rufformation, ruffreshingly, ruffurbishment, ruffuted, ruffugee, ruffrigerator, ruffled.
  • Wine → Whine: As in “Whining and dining.”
  • Dark → Bark: As in “Come to the Bark Side, Luke.” and “It’s getting a bit bark, shall we start heading home?”
  • Thug → Pug: As in “Pug life.”
  • Puddle → Poodle: As in “Don’t step in that poodle!” and “”
  • Pop → Pup: As in “Pup-corn”
  • Pause → Paws: “Let’s paws and reflect.”
  • For → Fur: “Fur the love of god!” and “Fur real?” and “A fur effort” and “Good-fur-nothing” and “A penny fur your thoughts” and “Bat fur the other side” and “Our fur the count” and “Spoiled fur choice” and “Worse fur wear” and “Can’t see the forest fur the trees” and “Cause fur alarm” and “Different strokes fur different folks” and “Dollar fur dollar” and “Fur what it’s worth” and “Fur instance, …” and “Fur the time being” and “Asking fur trouble” and “Taken fur granted” and “Too close fur comfort” and “Fish fur a compliment” and “Fur better or for worse” and “Fur crying out loud!” and “Fur good measure” and “Fur one thing, …” and “Fur the fun of it” and “Fur your information” and “A sight fur sore eyes”
  • Poor → Paw: “Oh you paw thing.”
  • Positively → Pawsitively: “Processed and red meats have been pawsitively linked to several common cancers.”
  • Position → Pawsition: “I’m not in a pawsition to comment on that.”
  • Possible → Pawssible: “That’s simply not pawssible!”
  • Possession → Pawsession: “Charged for pawsession of narcotics.”
  • Posture → Pawsture: “I need to pay more attention to my pawsture.”
  • Posh → Pawsh: “This party is too pawsh for me.”
  • Postulate → Pawstulate: “We can only pawstulate that he escaped via the window.”
  • Posterity → Pawsterity: “The names were recorded for pawsterity.”
  • Posthumously → Pawsthumously: “He was granted the nobel prize pawsthumously.”
  • *por* → *paw*: If a word contains the “por” sound (or similar) we can usually replace it with “paw” to make a silly dog pun: airpawt, appawled, appawntment, coupawns, dispropawtionately, depawtation, downpaw (downpour), depawted, expawted, impawted, impawtance, impawssibility, passpawt, pawtal, pawtability, pawtfolio, pawtion, pawtland, pawtray, pawtrayal, pawsterior, propawtionally, purpawted, self-pawtrait, repawter, unsuppawted, suppawter, transpawting.
  • Underdog
  • Watchdog: This term is often used in a non-dog sense, for example “A government watchdog organisation to prevent corruption.”
  • Degrade → Dograde: As in “These puns are very dograding.”
  • Dignity → Dognity: As in “I’ve lost all dognity at this point.” and “I’ll at least try to make a dognified exit.”
  • *dog*: If a word contains “dig”, “dag”, “derg” or similar sounds, a very silly dog pun cans ometimes be made: indognantly (indignantly), indognation (indignation), madogascar, undograduate, pedogogical, pro-dog-al, undoground, undogone (undergone).
  • *pet*: If a word contains the “pet” sound, it may work as a silly pet pun: competitive, competitor, petri dish, parapet, petrochemical, petrol, petticoat, pipet (pipette), repetitive.
  • *fur*: If a word contains the “fur” sound (or similar), we can make silly fur puns: a-fur-mative, di-fur-ent, further, infurmation, offur, effurt, furget, furgotten, comfurt, suffur, furm (firm), furnish, furgive, comfurtable, confurm, furmly, Afurica, Oxfurd, furever, furniature, philosofur, furbidden, transfur, confurmation, diffur, furtile, furbid, confurence, confurred, uncom-fur-table, furgiven, furlorn (forelorn), confurm, furbade, confur, furnace, furocity, transfurmation, infur, infurence, defur, furthermore, furtively, furvently, cifur (cipher), furthest, biografur, affurm, furvent, furmentation, photografur, vocifurous, unfurled, afurism (aphorism), perifural (peripheral), chaufur (chauffeur).

Dog-Related Words

There are many more puns to be made than could be documented in this Punpedia entry, and so we’ve compiled a list of dog-related concepts for you to use when creating your own puns. If you come up with a new pun, please share it in the comments!

pet, puppy, hound, wolf, dachshund, great dane, ruff, poodle, man’s best friend, dalmatian, Irish wolfhound, canis, K9, canine, sled dog, husky, pack, pooch, doggie, doggy, chihuahua, corgi, guard dog, heel, tail, chase, fetch, artificial selection, bull terrier, canidae, beagle, neuter, breed, guide dog, mongrel, Labrador, golden retriever, sniff, yorkshire terrier, terrier, bloodhound, domesticated, chase after, pug, mutt, pup, dingo, mastiff, pomeranian, bulldog, spaniel, border collie, collie, english mastiff, schnauzer, dobermann, rottweiler, schipperke, pinscher, cocker spaniel, keeshond, shaggy, basset hound, mammal, purebred, bow-wow, bark, greyhound, spitz, seeing eye dog, companion, german shepard, pedigree, bull mastiff, sniffer dog, animal shelter, dog wash, doggedly, mad dog, bitch, howl, kennel, whelp, cur, sheepdog, watchdog, woof, lapdog, mush, boxer, police dog, sic, yap, dogged, dog tired, muzzle, leash, whippet, bandog, kibble, yelp, blue heeler, fleas, collar, basset hound, shih tzu, pitbull, bull terrier, jack russell, shetland sheepdog, pointer, bichon frise, st. bernard, alaskan mamalute, maltese, lhasa apso, akita, boston terrier, papillion, bernese mountain dog, bite, wag, paws, whine, bone, watchdog, underdog

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