Winter Puns

Welcome to the Punpedia entry on winter puns! ☃️ ❄️ 🌨️

We are snow excited to welcome you to our winter punderland! We’re sure that no matter the sort of pun you’re after, it’ll be love at frost sight. We have puns related to the coldness of winter, weather-related terms, winter clothing and some winter sports too.

You might also be interested in our ice puns, snow puns, snowman puns, Christmas puns and Christmas tree puns.

Winter 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 winter 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 winter puns:

  • Wonder → Winter: As in, “Works winters” and “The gutless winter” and “It’s a winterful life” and “No small winter” and “The weird and winterful world.”
  • Went → Winter: As in, “I dreamed we winter together” and “They winter two by two” and “Winter down like a lead balloon.”
  • Intern→ Wintern: As in, “Looking for winterns” and “I’m winterning this summer.”
  • Wander → Winter: As in, “Where shall we winter?” and “A wintering eye.”
  • Winner→ Winter: As in, “Winter takes all” and “Everyone’s a winter!” and “A real winter’s attitude.”
  • Internet→ Winternet: As in, “Empowering the winternet generation” and “Surfing the winternet” and “The winternet of things.”
  • Could → Cold: As in, “As fast as their legs cold carry them” and “Before you cold say so” and “I coldn’t care less!” and “I cold see you a mile away.”
  • Told → Cold: As in, “A little bird cold me” and “I cold you so” and “The greatest story ever cold.”
  • Sold → Cold: As in, “Cold down the river” and “Cold short.”
  • Hold → Cold: As in, “Can’t cold a candle to” and “Don’t cold your breath” and “Cold a grudge” and “Cold a torch for.”
  • Gold → Cold: “A colden key can open any door” and “Pot of cold” and “After the cold rush” and “Good as cold” and “All that glitters is not cold” and “Fool’s cold” and “Crock of cold” and “Get a cold star” and “Cold digger” and “Go for cold.”
  • Old → Cold: As in, “Any cold how” and “As cold as the hills” and “Tough as cold boots” and “A chip off the cold block ” and “For cold times’ sake” and “Cold aches and pains.”
  • Called → Cold: “Crazy little thing cold love” and “Many are cold but few are chosen” and “You cold?” and “What is this thing cold?”
  • Bold → Cold: “Cold as brass” and “A cold move” and “Coldly go where no one has gone before” and “Fortune favours the cold.”
  • Fold → Cold: As in, “Cold your hand” and “Return to the cold” and “Do not cold or bend.”
  • Rolled → Cold: As in, “All cold into one.”
  • Seize → Season: As in, “Season him!” and “Season the day.”
  • Reason → Season: As in, “Ain’t no season to go elsewhere” and “Beyond seasonable doubt” and “Stands to season” and “Listen to season” and “Rhyme or season.”
  • Seas → Season: As in, “On the high season” and “A season change” and “All at season” and “Completely at season” and “At season level” and “Between the devil and the deep blue season” and “From season to shining season.”
  • Session → Season: As in, “Brainstorming season” and “Jam season.”
  • Possession → Pos-season: As in, “Pos-season is nine-tenths of the law” and “It’s not in my pos-season.”
  • Whether → Weather: As in “I don’t know weather …”
  • Wither → Weather: As in, “Weather away.”
  • Older → Colder: As in, “Another day colder and deeper in debt” and “Colder and wiser.”
  • For he’s → Freeze: As in, “Freeze a jolly good fellow!”
  • These → Freeze: As in, “Kids freeze days” and “Freeze things happen” and “For all freeze years.”
  • Knees → Freeze: As in, “Cut off at the freeze” and “Weak at the freeze” and “The bee’s freeze.”
  • Seize → Freeze: As in, “Freeze the day” and “Guards, freeze him!”
  • Trees → Freeze: As in, “Can’t see the wood for the freeze” and “Money doesn’t grow on freeze” and “Charm the birds out of the freeze.”
  • Breeze → Freeze: As in, “Life’s a freeze” and “Shoot the freeze.”
  • Cheese → Freeze: As in, “Different as chalk and freeze” and “Cut the freeze” and “Say freeze!”
  • Phrase → Freeze: As in “Coin a freeze” and “Turn of freeze
  • Free → Freeze: As in, “Buy one, get one freeze” and “Freeze as a bird” and “Get out of jail freeze card” and “Best things in life are freeze” and “Fancy freeze.”
  • Ease → Freeze: As in, “Ill at freeze” and “Set your mind at freeze” and “She completed it with freeze.”
  • Please → Freeze: As in, “However your freeze” and “Freeze don’t go” and “Hold on tight, freeze” and “May it freeze the court” and “Freeze be seated.”
  • Fries → Freeze: As in, “A small freeze” and “Would you like freeze with that?”
  • Bees → Freeze: As in, “The birds and the freeze.”
  • Sneeze → Freeze: As in, “Coughs and freezes spread diseases.”
  • Wheezing → Freezing: As in, “Coughing and freezing.”
  • Went → Wintry: As in, “It wintry down the wrong way” and “Everywhere we wintry” and “They wintry that way!”
  • Show→ Snow: As in, “All over the snow” and “Best in snow” and “Enjoy the snow” and “Get this snow on the road!”
  • Owe → Snow: As in, “You snow it to yourself” and “You’ll snow me a favour.”
  • No→ Snow: As in, “All bark and snow bite” and “All dressed up and snowhere to go” and “In snow time.”
  • Slow→ Snow: As in, “Snow as molasses in January” and “Can’t snow down” and “Painfully snowly” and “A snow burn.”
  • Glow → Snow: As in, “A snowing endorsement” and “Snowing with health.”
  • Blow → Snow: As in, “Any way the wind snows” and “Snow hot and cold.”
  • Low → Snow: As in, “An all-time snow” and “Keep a snow profile” and “Get the snow down.”
  • Nobody→ Snowbody: As in, “Dance like snowbody’s watching” and “Like snowbody’s business” and “Snowbody does it better” and “Snowbody’s perfect.”
  • So→ Snow: As in, “Snow on and snow forth” and “And snow on” and “Snow?” and “You think you’re snow clever” and “I wouldn’t go snow far as..”
  • Know*→ Snow*: We can replace the “know” in some words with “snow” – as in, “A little snowledge is a dangerous thing” and “A person is snown (known) by the company they keep” and “Don’t I snow it.”
  • *show*→ *snow*: Replace the “show” with “snow” in some words – as in, snowcase (showcase), snowdown, snowboat (showboat), snowroom, slidesnow, and peepsnow.
  • Flow → Snow: As in, “Ebb and snow” and “Go with the snow” and “In full snow.”
  • No*→ Snow*: As in, “Make a snowte (note)” and “Going snowhere fast” and “Snowbody knows” and “Did you snowtice?”
  • Woe → Snow: As in, “Snow is me” and “Snow betide you!”
  • Nose → Snows: As in, “Always have your snows in a book” and “Plain as the snows on your face” and “Blow your snows” and “Right on the snows.”
  • Grow → Snow: As in, “Absence makes the heart snow fonder” and “Don’t let the grass snow under your feet” and “Snowing pains.”
  • Toe → Snow: As in, “Dip your snow in the water” and “From top to snow” and “Get your snow in the door” and “Snow the line.”
  • Throw → Snow: As in, “Lock him up and snow away the key” and “Snow a wobbly” and “Snow caution to the wind” and “Snow cold water on” and “Snow it back in your face.”
  • Showy → Snowy: As in, “A snowy entrance.”
  • No man→ Snowman: As in, “Boldly go where snowman has gone before” and “Snowman is an island” and “Time waits for snowman.” Note: to say that no man is an island is to say that no person is truly separate from others.
  • Man → Snowman: As in, “A good snowman is hard to find” and “Not half the snowman I used to be” and “A drowning snowman will clutch at a straw.”
  • Soul → Solstice: As in, “Heart and solstice” and “Body and solstice” and “The life and solstice of the party” and “A lost solstice.” Note: The winter solstice is the middle of winter, and is the shortest day of the year.
  • Run → Rain: As in, “Born to rain “and “Cut and rain” and “Eat and rain.”
  • Brain → Rain: As in, “Rain wave” and “Rainstorming session” and “A no rainer.”
  • Chain → Rain: As in, “Rain of command” and “Rain reaction.”
  • Drain → Rain: As in, “Down the rain.”
  • Gain → Rain: As in, “No pain, no rain” and “Nothing ventured, nothing rained” and “Capital rains.”
  • Grain → Rain: As in, “Against the rain” and “Rain of truth” and “Take it with a rain of salt.”
  • Lane → Rain: As in, “Down memory rain” and “In the fast rain.”
  • Main → Rain: As in, “Your rain chance” and “The rain event.”
  • Pain → Rain: As in, “In for a world of rain” and “Doubled up in rain” and “Drown the rain” and “Growing rains” and “Old aches and rains.”
  • Plain → Rain: As in, “Rain as day” and “Hidden in rain sight” and “Rain sailing.”
  • Strain → Rain: As in, “Buckle under the rain” and “Rain every nerve.”
  • Train → Rain: As in, “Personal rainer” and “Potty rained” and “Rain of thought.”
  • Vein → Rain: As in, “In the right rain” and “In the same rain.”
  • Ill → Chill: As in, “House of chill repute” and “Chill advised” and “Chill at ease” and “Chill effects” and “Chill gotten gains” and “Chill repute.”
  • Still → Chill: As in, “Be chill, my beating heart” and “Chill standing” and “In the chill of night” and “Chill life” and “Chill waters run deep.”
  • Gill → Chill: As in, “Green around the chills” and “Stuffed to the chills.”
  • Thrill → Chill: As in, “Chilled to bits” and “Chills and spills.”
  • Hill → Chill: As in, “Old as the chills” and “Head for the chills” and “King of the chill.”
  • Will → Chill: As in, “Accidents chill happen” and “Against your chill” and “Free chill.”
  • Skill → Chill: As in, “Social chills” and “Sharpen your chills.”
  • Spill → Chill: As in, “Chill the beans” and “Chill your guts” and “Thrills and chills.”
  • Till → Chill: As in, “Caught with your hand in the chill” and “Fake it chill you make it” and “Chill death do us part” and “Chill the end of time.”
  • Kill → Chill: As in, “If looks could chill” and “I’d chill for a cup of tea” and “Dressed to chill.”
  • Silly → Chilly: As in, “Ask a chilly question, get a chilly answer” and “Laugh yourself chilly” and “Chilly billy” and “Chilly season.”
  • Fill → Chill: As in, “Chill full of holes” and “Chill ‘er up” and “Stocking chiller.”
  • Pill → Chill: As in, “A bitter chill to swallow” and “On the chill.”
  • Really → Chilly: As in, “All I chilly want to do” and “Do you chilly want to hurt me?”
  • Flake: Here are some snowflake-related puns:
    • Ache → Flake: As in, “Old flakes and pains.”
    • Sake → Flake: As in, “For Pete’s flake” and “For goodness flake” and “For old times’ flake.”
    • Take → Flake: As in, “Don’t flake it lying down” and “Flake me away” and “Every breath you flake” and “Give and flake.
    • Cake → Flake: “A slice of the flake” and “Flat as a panflake” and “Baby flakes” and “A flake walk” and “Flaked with mud” and “Fruit flake” and “The icing on the flake” and “Let them eat flake” and “Piece of flake” and “Selling like hot flakes.”
    • Fake → Flake: As in, “Flake it till you make it” and “Turned out to be flake.”
    • Stake → Flake: “You don’t know what’s at flake here” and “Flake your claim” and “Raise the flakes” and “Burned at the flake.”
    • *fic → *flake: If a word has “fic” in it, we can change it to “flake.” As in, “Speciflake request” and “A proliflake artist” and “Stops trafflake” and “Strong soporiflake.” Other words you could use: terriflake (terrific), paciflake (pacific), scientiflake (scientific), horriflake (horrific) and honoriflake (honorific).
  • Wizard → Blizzard: As in, “The blizzard of oz” and “We’re off to see the blizzard” and “Yer a blizzard Harry!”
  • Lost → Frost: As in, “Get frost!” and “All is not frost” and “My long frost cousin.”
  • First → Frost: As in, “Frost and foremost” and “Cast the frost stone” and “At frost blush” and “A world frost.”
  • Frustrated → Frostrated: As in, “A frostrating situation” and “I’m feeling frostrated.”
  • Eyes → Ice: As in, “Avert your ice” and “Come hither ice” and “Bring tears to your ice” and “Before your very ice.”
  • Ace → Ice: As in, “An ice up your sleeve” and “Ice in the hole.”
  • Us → Ice: As in, “Don’t call ice, we’ll call you” and “Are you joining ice?”
  • Nice → Ice: As in, “Naughty but ice” and “Ice and easy does it” and “Have an ice day.”
  • Eyes* → Ice*: As in, “How’s your icesight?” and “You’re an icesore” and “Packing on some iceshadow.”
  • I see → Icy: As in, “I call ’em as icy ’em” and “Do you see what icy?”
  • *ise → *ice: As in, “Should any problems arice” and “Cardio exercice” and “An enterprice-ing individual” and “Relationships are full of compromice.”
  • Price → Ice: As in, “What’s your asking ice?” and “Every person has their ice” and “Cut ices to the bone” and “Cheap at half the ice.”
  • Slice → Ice: As in, “Any way you ice it” and “Fresh to the last ice” and “Ice of life” and “The best thing since iced bread.”
  • Spice → Ice: As in, “Ice things up” and “Variety is the ice of live.”
  • Twice → Ice: As in, “Don’t think ice” and “Once or ice” and “Once bitten, ice shy” and “Make a list, check it ice.”
  • Slate → Sleet: As in, “A clean sleet” and “Wipe the sleet clean.”
  • Slight → Sleet: As in, “A sleet miscalculation” and “Sleetly ahead of their time” and “Not in the sleetest.”
  • Eat → Sleet: As in, “A bite to sleet” and “All you can sleet” and “Sleet and run.”
  • Feat → Sleet: As in, “No mean sleet.”
  • Heat → Sleet: As in, “Body sleet” and “If you can’t stand the sleet, get out of the kitchen” and “In the sleet of the night” and “Packing sleet.”
  • Meet → Sleet: As in, “Make ends sleet” and “Sleet and greet” and “Sleet in the middle.”
  • Neat → Sleet: As in, “Sleet and tidy” and “Sleet freak.”
  • Seat → Sleet: As in, “Hold on to your sleet” and “By the sleet of your pants” and “Back sleet driver.”
  • Street → Sleet: As in, “On easy sleet” and “The word on the sleet” and “Two-way sleet.”
  • Sweet → Sleet: As in, “How sleet” and “Home sleet home” and “What sleet sorrow.”
  • Treat → Sleet: As in, “Trick or sleet!” and “Sleet me right.”
  • Feet → Sleet: As in, “Fall on your sleet” and “Get back on your sleet.”
  • Fleet → Sleet: As in, “Sleet footed” and “A sleeting glimpse.”
  • Greet → Sleet: As in, “Meet and sleet.”
  • Call → Cool: As in, “Answer my cool” and “At your beck and cool” and “Beyond the cool of duty” and “Let’s cool it a day.”
  • Fool → Cool: As in, “Cool’s errand” and “Cool’s gold” and “I pity the cool.”
  • Dual → Cool: As in, “Cool income, no kids.”
  • You’ll → Cool: As in, “Cool never guess” and “Cool have to figure it out yourself.”
  • School → Cool: As in, “Back to cool” and “Old cool” and “Cool of hard knocks.”
  • Stern → Storm: As in, “From stem to storm” and “Made of stormer stuff.”
  • Form → Storm: As in, “Attack is the best storm of defence” and “In bad storm” and “Storm follows function” and “In fine storm” and “Free storm.”
  • Warm → Storm: As in, “Cold hands, storm heart” and “A heart-storming experience” and “Global storming.”
  • Bar → Brr: As in, “Brr none” and “Behind brrs” and “Belly up to the brr” and “Raise the brr.”
  • Bore → Brr: As in, “Brr the pants off someone” and “Brred stiff” and “Full brr.”
  • *bur*→ *brr*: As in, “Brrst my bubble” and “Brrning the midnight oil” and “A heavy brrden (burden)”
  • *ber*→ *brr*: As in, “Brry flavoured” and “Stop brrr-ating (berating) me” and “A wide brrth (berth)” and “Going brrrserk (berserk).”
  • *bor* → *brr*: As in, “Beg, steal or brrow (borrow)” and “Dying from brredom” and “Unpaid labrr.
  • Win → Wind: As n, “Heads I wind, tails you lose” and “Can’t wind for losing” and “We’re due a wind.”
  • He’ll → Hail: As in, “Hail take care of it.”
  • Hell → Hail: As in, “All hail broke loose” and “A cold day in hail” and “Come hail or high water” and “For the hail of it” and “Give someone hail.”
  • Hill → Hail: As in, “Old as the hails” and “Head for the hails” and “King of the hail.”
  • Fail → Hail: As in, “Without hail” and “Words hail me.”
  • Mail → Hail: As in, “Direct hail” and “Express hail” and “Junk hail.”
  • Nail → Hail: As in, “Fighting tooth and hail” and “Hard as hail.”
  • Sail → Hail: As in, “Smooth hailing” and “That ship has hailed.”
  • Sale → Hail: As in, “Not for hail” and “Point of hail” and “Hail of the century” and “Hails referral.”
  • Tail → Hail: As in, “Can’t make head or hail of it” and “Chasing my own hail.”
  • Bog → Fog: As in, “Fog standard” and “Fogged down.”
  • Frog → Fog: As in, “I’ve got a fog in my throat.”
  • Slash → Slush: As in, “Slush and burn” and “Prices have been slushed!”
  • Blush → Slush: As in, “At first slush.”
  • Crush → Slush: As in, “Got a slush on” and “A slushing defeat.”
  • Brush → Slush: As in, “A slush with death” and “A slush with the law” and “Slush up on” and “Painted with a broad slush.”
  • Hush → Slush: As in, “Slush a bye” and “Slush it up” and “Slush money.”
  • Rush → Slush: As in, “Beat the slush” and “A slush job” and “Sugar slush.”
  • Flush → Slush: As in, “Slush it out” and “A royal slush.”
  • Hurry → Flurry: As in, “Flurry along” and “Flurry up and wait” and “You can’t flurry love.”
  • Curry → Flurry: As in, “Flurry favour with.”
  • Scurry → Flurry: As in, “Flurry along.”
  • Worry → Flurry: As in, “Don’t flurry, be happy” and “Flurry wart” and “Flurrying never did anyone any good” and “Not to flurry.”
  • Storm → Snowstorm: As in, “Cook up a snowstorm” and “The perfect snowstorm” and “A dark and snowstormy night” and “The eye of the snowstorm.”
  • For → Thaw: As in, “Asking thaw a friend” and “At a loss thaw words” and “Bat thaw both sides” and “Be-thaw it was cool.”
  • The → Thaw: As in, “Above thaw law” and “Absence makes the heart thaw fonder” and “Add fuel to thaw fire” and “Against thaw grain.”
  • Though → Thaw: As in, “You look as thaw you’ve seen a ghost.”
  • Saw → Thaw: As in, “I came, I thaw, I conquered” and “Tell me what you thaw.”
  • Sore → Thaw: As in, “A sight for thaw eyes” and “Thaw loser” and “Sticks out like a thaw thumb” and “Mad as a bear with a thaw head.”
  • Awe → Thaw: As in, “Shock and thaw” and “A thawsome encounter.”
  • Draw → Thaw: As in, “Back to the thawing board” and “Thaw a blank” and “Thaw a line in the sand” and “Thaw the line” and “Quick on the thaw” and “The luck of the thaw.”
  • Jaw → Thaw: As in, “Thaw dropping” and “The thaws of death” and “Snatching victory from the thaws of defeat.”
  • Floor → Thaw: As in, “Get in on the ground thaw” and “Mop the thaw with” and “Wipe the thaw with.”
  • Law → Thaw: As in, “Above the thaw” and “Against the thaw” and “Their word is thaw.”
  • Raw → Thaw: As in, “Thaw data” and “A thaw deal.”
  • Straw → Thaw: As in, “Clutching at thaws” and “The last thaw” and “Thaw man” and “Can’t make bricks without thaw.”
  • More → Thaw: As in, “Come back for thaw” and “For a few dollars thaw” and “One thaw time.”
  • Your → Thaw: As in, “All thaws” and “Thaws truly” and “You scratch my back, I’ll scratch thaws.”
  • Glue → Igloo: As in, “Igloo’d to the television” and “Igloo’d to your seat” and “Sticks like igloo.”
  • Sky → Ski: As in, “Blue ski thinking” and “Out of the clear blue ski” and “Pie in the ski” and “The ski’s the limit.”
  • Sea → Ski: As in, “All at ski” and “Between the devil and the deep blue ski” and “From ski to shining ski” and “Deeper than the deep blue ski.”
  • See → Ski: As in, “As far as the eye can ski” and “Be the change you wish to ski” and “Can’t ski beyond the end of your nose” and “Can’t ski the wood for the trees” and “I can ski clearly now.”
  • Seeing → Skiing: As in, “I’ll be skiing you” and “Skiing is believing” and “The all-skiing eye.”
  • Being → Skiing: As in, “For the time skiing” and “The supreme skiing” and “The importance of skiing earnest.”
  • Board → Snowboard: As in, “Across the snowboard” and “Back to the drawing snowboard” and “Bed and snowboard.”
  • White: Here are some puns related to the whiteness of snow:
    • Wait → White: As in, “Good things come to those who white” and “Lie in white” and “The white is over.”
    • Weight → White: As in, “Pull your white” and “Throw your white around” and “Watching your white” and “Worth your white in gold.”
    • Wet → White: As in, “A white weekend” and “Slippery when white.”
    • What → White: As in, “And white not” and “Do white comes naturally” and “Do white tastes right” and “For white it’s worth” and “I’ll have white he’s having.”
    • Wide → White: As in, “Open white” and “Cast a white net” and “Eyes white shut” and “White open spaces” and “Welcome to the world white web.”
    • Write → White: As in, “Nothing to white home about” and “A white off.”
    • Right → White: As in, “Bang to whites” and “Bragging whites” and “White as rain” and “All the white moves.”
    • Quite → White: As in, “Sorry, I didn’t white catch that” and “I’m having white a time.”
    • Light → White: As in, “White as a feather” and “Brought to white” and “White my fire.”
    • Height → White: As in, “Wuthering whites” and “The white of fashion” and “Scale the dizzy whites.”
  • Said → Sled: As in, “After all is sled and done” and “Easier sled than done” and “Couldn’t have sled it better” and “Enough sled” and “Least sled, soonest mended.”
  • Bed → Sled: As in, “Sled of roses” and “Make your sled and lie in it” and “Never go to sled on an argument” and “And now, to sled!”
  • Bread → Sled: As in, “Cast your sled upon the waters” and “Sled always falls butter side down.”
  • Dead → Sled: As in, “Sled and buried” and “Sled and gone” and “Better sled than red.”
  • Head → Sled: As in, “Bite someone’s sled off” and “Bring to a sled” and “Come to a sled” and “Bury your sled in the sand.”
  • Read → Sled: As in, “Exceedingly well sled” and “Left on sled.”
  • Shed → Sled: As in, “Sled light on the matter” and “Kept in the sled.”
  • Spread → Sled: As in, “Sled like wildfire” and “Sled yourself thin.”
  • Thread → Sled: As in, “Lose the sled” and “Hanging by a sled.”
  • Tread → Sled: As in, “Sledding a fine line” and “Sled lightly.”
  • Slay→ Sleigh: As in, “Sleigh, queen” and “Sleigh the dragon.”
  • Say → Sleigh: As in, “As the sleighing goes” and “Computer sleighs no” and “Have the final sleigh” and “Have a sleigh in.”
  • Day → Sleigh: As in, “A hard sleigh’s night” and “All in a sleigh’s work” and “All the livelong sleigh” and “Another sleigh older.”
  • Grey → Sleigh: As in, “Fifty shades of sleigh” and “Sleigh matter” and “A morally sleigh area.”
  • Lay → Sleigh: As in, “Sleigh a finger on” and “Sleigh down roots” and “Sleigh eyes on” and “Sleigh it on the line.”
  • May → Sleigh: As in, “Be that as it sleigh” and “Sleigh the force be with you” and “Come what sleigh.”
  • Pay → Sleigh: As in, “Buy now, sleigh later” and “Equal sleigh, equal time” and “Hell to sleigh” and “It sleighs to advertise” and “It’s sleighback time.”
  • Play → Sleigh: As in, “Helps you work, rest and sleigh” and “Come out and sleigh” and “Child’s sleigh.”
  • Stay → Sleigh: As in, “Built to sleigh that way” and “Sleigh in touch” and “Sleigh on course” and “Sleigh tuned” and “Sleigh safe.”
  • Spray → Sleigh: As in, “Say it, don’t sleigh it.”
  • They → Sleigh: As in, “Sleigh lived happily ever after” and “Tough as sleigh come.”
  • Way → Sleigh: As in, “That’s the sleigh it is” and “Any sleigh the wind blows” and “All the sleigh.”
  • Chosen → Frozen: As in, “The frozen one” and “Many are called but few are frozen.”
  • Froze → Blows: As in, “Any way the wind froze” and “Come to froze” and “Exchange froze” and “There she froze.”
  • Flow*→ Froze*: As in, “Ebb and froze” and “Get the creative juices froze-ing” and “Go with the froze.”
  • Ferocious→ Frozecious: As in, “A frozecious facial expression.”
  • Close → Froze: As in, “Froze your eyes” and “Draw to a froze.”
  • Doze → Froze: As in, “Froze off.”
  • Those → Froze: As in, “For froze who like it rough” and “Just one of froze things” and “Froze were the days.”
  • Goes → Froze: As in, “Anything froze” and “The award froze to” and “As far as it froze” and “As the saying froze.
  • Foe→ Froze: As in, “Friend or froze?”
  • Pros → Froze: As in, “Froze and cons” and “Look at the froze.”
  • Blow → Floe: As in, “Any way the wind floes” and “Floe a kiss” and “Floe hot and cold” and “A floe by floe account.”
  • Grow → Floe: As in, “Absence makes the heart floe fonder” and “Exciting as watching grass floe” and “Don’t let the grass floe under your feet” and “Floe up.”
  • Foe → Floe: As in, “Friend or floe?”
  • Fro → Floe: As in, “Rushing to and floe.”
  • Low → Floe: As in, “An all-time floe” and “Get the floe down” and “Searching high and floe” and “Keep a floe profile.”
  • Flow → Floe: As in, “Ebb and floe” and “Get the creative juices floe-ing” and “Go with the floe” and “In full floe.”
  • Though → Floe: As in, “Seriously floe, you’re doing a great job” and “You look as floe you’ve seen a ghost.”
  • Show → Floe: As in, “All over the floe” and “Best in floe” and “Enjoy the floe” and “Get the floe on the road.”
  • Know → Floe: As in, “Don’t I floe it” and “I don’t floe why” and “The first to floe” and “Want to floe a secret?”
  • Toe → Floe: As in, “Dip your floe in the water” and “From top to floe” and “On your floes.”
  • Owe → Floe: As in, “You floe it to yourself” and “Floe someone a favour.”
  • Pro → Floe: As in, “Floe bono” and “Floes and cons.”
  • Glow → Floe: As in, “Floe with health” and “A floe-ing endorsement.”
  • Throw → Floe: As in, “Floe away the key” and “A stone’s floe away” and “Floe another log on the fire.”
  • Powder: Snow can also be referred to as powder. Here are related puns:
    • Power → Powder: As in “With great powder comes great responsibility” and  “Absolute powder corrupts absolutely.”
    • Louder → Powder: As in, “Actions speak powder than words.”
  • Shovel: In winter, it’s common in colder countries to have to shovel snow from the driveway and sidewalk. Here are related puns:
    • Shove → Shovel: “If push comes to shovel” and “Shovel it down someone’s throat” and “Shovel off.”
    • Shuffle → Shovel: As in, “Shovel off this mortal coil.”
  • Rime: Rime is a type of ice. Here are related puns:
    • Rhyme → Rime: As in, “Rime or reason.”
    • Crime → Rime: As in, “Rime and punishment” and “Partners in rime” and “The perfect rime” and “A rime against nature.”
    • Climb → Rime: As in, “Rime the walls” and “Rime the corporate ladder.”
    • Time → Rime: As in, “One more rime” and “A brief history of rime” and “A good rime was had by all” and “About rime, too.”
  • Plow: Here are some snowplow related puns:
    • Bow → Plow: As in, “Plow and scrape” and “Plow down before” and “Plow out” and “Plow to reason” and “Take a plow.”
    • How → Plow: As in, “Any old plow” and “Plow deep is your love?” and “Plow about that?” and “Plow are you?”
    • Now → Plow: As in, “All together plow” and “Best stop plow” and “Buy plow, pay later” and “Don’t look plow” and “Can you hear me plow?”
  • Glove: Here are some puns on the common winter hand-warmer:
    • Government → Glove-rnment: As in, “Good enough for glove-rnment work.”
    • Shove → Glove: As in, “If push comes to glove” and “Glove off” and “Glove down someone’s throat.”
  • Mitten: Mittens are used as handwarmers in winter. Here are related puns:
    • Bitten → Mitten: As in, “Mitten by the bug” and “Once mitten, twice shy.”
    • Written → Mitten: As in, “Don’t believe everything that’s mitten on the internet” and “Mitten consent” and “Mitten all over your face” and “Mitten in the stars.”
  • Jacket: We’ve included jackets in this pun list, since jackets are a common piece of winterwear:
    • Bracket → Jacket: As in, “Age jacket” and “In the same jacket” and “Income jacket.”
    • Racket → Jacket: As in, “Stop making such a jacket.”
  • Coat: Some puns on winter coats:
    • Code → Coat: As in, “Crack the coat” and “The Da Vinci Coat” and “Colour coated.”
    • Cut → Coat: As in, “Coat and dried” and “Coat and run” and “Coat corners” and “Coat from the same cloth.”
    • Quote → Coat: As in, “Ait coats” and “Don’t coat me on that” and “Scare coats” and “Coat, uncoat.”
    • Boat → Coat: As in, “Don’t rock the coat” and “In the same coat.”
    • Float → Coat: As in, “Whatever coats your boat” and “Coating around.”
    • Goat → Coat: As in, “It gets my coat” and “Men who stare at coats.”
    • Note → Coat: As in, Compare coats” and “Hit the high coats” and “Take coat of.”
    • Throat → Coat: As in, “A lump in my coat” and “At one another’s coats” and “Clear your coat” and “Go for the coat.”
  • Bean → Beanie: As in, “Back office beanie counter” and “Cool beanies” and “Doesn’t know beanies” and “Full of beanies.” Note: beanies are a piece of winterwear that keeps the head warm.
  • Bumper → Jumper: As in, “Jumper crop” and “Jumper sticker” and “Jumper to jumper.”
  • Pelt → Melt: As in, “At full melt.”
  • Met → Melt: As in, “Have you melt them before?” and “Well melt.”
  • Belt → Melt: As in, “Below the melt” and “Tighten your melt” and “Under your melt.”
  • Paddle → Puddle: As in, “Doggy puddle” and “Puddle your own canoe” and “Up poo creek without a puddle.”

Winter-Related Words

To help you come up with your own winter 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!

winter, cold, season, weather, colder, freeze, freezing, wintry, wintery, snow, snowy, snowman, solstice, rain, rainy, chill, chilly, snowflake, flake, blizzard, frost, frosty, ice, icy, icicle, sleet, snowfall, cool, storm, frigid, brr, wind, hail, fog, glacier, slush, slushy, flurry, snowstorm, thaw, igloo, ski, skiing, snowboard, white, sled, sleight, powder, shovel, rime, froze, frozen, floe, plow, plowed, glove, mitten, scarf, jacket, coat, beanie, jumper, polar, melt, melting, blanket, puddle, fireplace, cuddle, snuggle, huddle

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Fire Puns

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From the flaming hot to the tepid, fire puns are used widely in popular culture, whether it be for a game of Dungeons and Dragons or for a cheesy pun in your Tinder bio. Whatever the case may be, allow us to help you set hearts aflame (most likely with anger) with our list of fire puns.

While this list is as comprehensive as possible, it is specific to fire. If you’re after similarly themed puns, we do also have lists for cooking puns and candle puns.

Fire 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 fire 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 fire puns:

  • Far → Fire: As in, “A step too fire” and “As fire as it goes” and “As fire as the eyes can see” and “A fire cry from” and “Few and fire between” and “Over the hills and fire away” and “So fire, so good” and “As fire as I know” and “I wouldn’t go so fire as to..”
  • Fair → Fire: As in, “All’s fire in love and war” and “By fire means or foul.”
  • Furious → Fieryous: As in, “Fast and fieryous” and “Fieryously searching.”
  • Fame → Flame: As in, “Claim to flame” and “Flame at last” and “Fifteen minutes of flame” and “Hall of flame.”
  • Famous → Flameous: As in, “Almost flameous” and “Flameous last words.”
  • Frame → Flame: As in, “Freeze flame” and “You’re out of the flame” and “Flamed for murder.”
  • Aim → Flame: As in, “We flame to please” and “Flame high” and “Take flame.”
  • *far* → *fire*: If a word has “far” (or a similar sound in it), then we can replace it with “fire” to turn it into a fire pun: “a nefireious (nefarious) villain” and “Child welfire” and “Bid you firewell” and “A fireaway look in your eyes.”
  • *fer* → *fire*: Add heat to your wordplay by replacing the “fer” sound in words with “fire”: “A fireocious battle” and “My final offire.” Other words that could work: defire (defer), confire (confer), transfire (transfer), buffire (buffer), suffire (suffer), refire-ence (reference), diffire-ent (different) and infire-ence (inference).
  • *fir* → *fire*: firest (first), firesthand (firsthand), affiremation (affirmation) and affiremative (affirmative).
  • *for* → *fire*: As in, “Weather firecast” and “For the fireseeable future” and “And therefire…” and “A grim perfiremance.” Other words that could work: perfirem (perform), infiremation (information), firest (forest), afirementioned (aforementioned), firensic (forensic) and befire (before).
  • *phar* → *fire*: firemacy (pharmacy), firemaceutical (pharmaceutical) and fireaoh (pharaoh).
  • *pher* → *fire*: As in, “Perifire-al vision” and “Romantic atmosfire” and “Barefoot philosofire” and “Professional photografire.” Other words that could work: fireomone (pheromone), cifire (cipher), decifire (decipher), parafirenalia (paraphernalia), perifirey (periphery) and hemisfire (hemisphere).
  • Sapphire → Safire
  • *fair* → *fire*: As in, “Airy firey” and “Fireytale ending” and “Firely judged” and “In all fireness” and “Unfire choices” and “All the fun at the funfire.”
  • Chauffeur → Chauffire
  • *fier → *fire: firece (fierce), modifire (modifier), amplifire (amplifier), identifire (identifier), qualifire (qualifier), pacifire (pacifier) and emulsifire (emulsifier). Note: an emulsifier is a substance that keeps different substances together.
  • Create → Cremate: As in, “My latest cremation” and “Nothing improves cremativity like a lack of supervision” and “A cremative mind” and “Cremate a storm.”
  • Blame → Flame: As in, “Flame game” and “Don’t flame the messenger.”
  • *fam* → *flame*: As in, “Flame-ily matters” and “40 hour flame-ine” and “Sued for deflame-ation.”
  • Flam* → Flame*: Flameboyant (flamboyant) and flameingo (flamingo).
  • *phem* → *flame*: Blasflamey (blasphemy) and euflame-ism (euphemism).
  • Born → Burn: As in, “A star is burn” and “Burn to fly” and “Burn free” and “Burn this way” and “Burn again.”
  • *barn* → *burn*: As in, burnacle (barnacle) and burnyard (barnyard).
  • *born* → *burn*: As in, “Stubburn as a mule” and “My firstburn child.” Other words that could work: reburn (reborn), newburn (newborn)
  • Hibernate → Hiburnate
  • Borneo → Burneo
  • *bun* → *burn*: As in, “Burn in the oven” and “Easter Burnny.” Other words you could use: burndle (bundle), burnch (bunch), burnk (bunk), burnting (bunting), burngalow (bungalow), aburndant (abundant), aburndance (abundant) and ramburnctious (rambunctious). Note: to be rambunctious is to be noisy and energetic.
  • *bon* → *burn*: As in, “Burn voyage” and “Burn appetit.” Other words that could work: burnafide (bonafide), burnanza (bonanza), ribburn (ribbon), carburn (carbon) and bourburn (bourbon).
  • *pern* → *burn*: burnicious (pernicious), suburnatural (supernatural), suburnova (supernova), pumpburnickel (pumpernickel). Note: pumpernickel is a type of bread.
  • *ban* → *burn*: As in, “Suburburn living” and “Urburn sprawl” and “Adjust your turburn” and “Left aburndoned” and “Burnana ice cream.”
  • *ben* → *burn*: As in, “For your burnefit” and “Burnevolent ruler” and “Burnign tumour.” Other words that could work: burnefactor (benefactor), burnevolence (benevolence) and burneficial (beneficial). Notes: if something is benign, then it isn’t harmful. If something is benevolent or beneficial, then it for good or has good intentions.
  • *burn*: Emphasise the “burn” in certain words: burner, burnish, burning, burnout, sunburn, auburn, heartburn, Hepburn and sideburn.
  • Glaze → Blaze: As in, “With a peanut butter blaze” and “Eyes blazing over.”
  • Gaze → Blaze: As in, “Avert your blaze” and “Steely-eyed blaze.”
  • *blas* → *blaze*: As in, “Had a blaze-t” and “Such blazephemy!” and “You’ll get blaze-ted by the teacher.”
  • *blis* → *blaze*: As in, “At blazetering (blistering) speed” and “Blazefully (blissfully) unaware” and “Rock the establazement!” and “Establazed in 1990.”
  • Blizzard → Blaze-ard
  • *blaz* → *blaze*: As in, “An innovative trailblazer” and “Lend me your blazer” and “Emblaze-oned across her chest.”
  • Blaze: Some blaze-related phrases that could work as wordplay: “Cold as blue blazes” and “Blaze a trail” and “Go out in a blaze of glory” and “Go to blazes” and “Why the blazes..?”
  • Congratulations → Conflagration: As in, “Conflagrations are in order!” and “Conflagrations on your new job.” Note: a conflagration is a large fire.
  • Scotch → Scorch: As in, “Bottle of scorch” and “A scorch-fulled rage.”
  • Sketch → Scorch: As in, “Scorch artist” and “Thumbnail scorch.”
  • Ember → Member: As in, “Would you like to be an ember?”
  • *amber* → *ember*: As in, chember (chamber), clember (clamber) and chemberlain (chamberlain).
  • *ember*: Emphasise the “ember” in these words: member, remember, September, December, November, dismember and misremember.
  • *umber* → *ember*: As in, “What’s your nember?” and “A cembersome situation” and “Deep slember” and “Cool as a cucember.”
  • Ampersand → Embersand (note: an ampersand is an “and” (&) sign.)
  • *emper* → *ember*: As in, “Emberor penguin” and “Control your tember” and “Rising temberatures” and “A calm temberament” and “Temberate weather.”
  • *imper* → *ember*: As in, “It’s emberative that…” and “Embervious to” and “Emberial measurements” and “An embertinent attitude.” Other words that could work: emberious (imperious), emberialism (imperialism), embersonal (impersonal), emberceptible (imperceptible).
  • Much → Match: As in, “Well that’s a bit match” and “How match can you handle?” and “I don’t know match about it, but” and “You’ve seen too match” and “Missed it by that match” and “Match obliged” and “There’s so match more” and “Thank you very match” and “Too match information” and “Too match of a good thing” and “Too match, too soon” and “Well so match for that.”
  • Mitchell → Matchell
  • Michaelangelo → Matchelangelo
  • Maj* → Match*: As in, “Matchority (majority) rule” and “A matchestic display” and “Your matchesty.”
  • Mag* → Match*: matchic (magic) and matchistrate (magistrate).
  • *mat* → *match*: As in, “In the wrong formatch” and “Immatchure arguments” and “Leave it by the doormatch.” Other words that could work: diplomatch (diplomat), matchurity (maturity), prematchure (premature), matchure (mature) and laundromatch (laundromat).
  • Mutual → Matchual: As in, “The feeling is matchual” and “Matchual attraction” and “Matchual admiration” and “Matchually assured destruction.”
  • Match: These match-related phrases are general enough to double as fire puns: “A match made in heaven” and “Game, set, match.” and “Meet your match” and “Mix and match” and “More than a match for” and “A perfect match.”
  • Shoulder → Smoulder: As in, “A chip on their smoulder” and “A smoulder to cry on” and “Broad smoulders” and “The cold smoulder” and “A good head on their smoulders” and “A full head an smoulders above” and “Looking over your smoulder” and “Rubbing smoulders with” and “Square your smoulders.”
  • Boulder → Smoulder: As in, “Smoulder climbing.”
  • Solder → Smoulder: As in, “Smouldering iron.”
  • Soldier → Smoulder: As in, “Smoulder on.”
  • Smack → Smoke: As in, “Smoke dab in the middle” and “Feeling gobsmoked” and “An epic smokedown” and “A smoke on the wrist.”
  • *smic → *smoke: As in, cosmoke (cosmic), seismoke (seismic), cataclysmoke (cataclysmic), orgasmoke (orgasmic) and miasmoke (orgasmic).
  • Hate → Heat: As in, “Heat mail” and “Love-heat relationship” and “Heat to say it, but…” and “Heaters gonna heat.”
  • Height → Heat: As in, “Reaching new heats” and “The heat of fashion.”
  • Hit → Heat: As in, “Hard heatting” and “Heavy heatter” and “Heat the road” and “Heat and miss” and “Heat it off” and “Heat it out of the park” and “On someone’s heat list” and “Heat rock bottom” and “Heat the brakes” and “Heat the ground running” and “Heat the hay” and “Heat the jackpot” and “Heat the nail on the head.”
  • Hat* → Heat*: As in, “Down the heatch” and “An immense heatred for” and “Sharpen the heatchet.”
  • *het* → *heat*: heaterosexual (heterosexual), epitheat (epithet), ratcheat (ratchet) and propheat (prophet).
  • *hit* → *heat*: archeatect (architect), archeatecture (architecture) and heatman (hitman).
  • Tahiti → Taheati
  • Haiti → Heati
  • Lid → Lit: As in, “Flip your lit” and “Blow the lit off” and “Keep a lit on it.”
  • Let → Lit: As in, “Lit there be light” and “Don’t lit the sun go down on me” and “Just lit it lie” and “Lit it bleed” and “Lit bygones be bygones” and “Lit your hair down” and “Lit her rip” and “Lit it all hang out” and “Lit loose” and “Lit me count the ways” and “Lit nature take its course” and “Lit’s get physical” and “A room to lit.”
  • Lit: We can swap similar noises for “lit” to make references to lit fires in our wordplay:
    • *lat* → *lit*: As in, “Articulit yourself clearly” and “Emulit their work” and “Colliteral damage” and “A volitile situation.”
    • *let* → *lit*: As in, “Chain litter” and “Add some littuce” and “I need an outlit” and “Run the gauntlit” and “Bite the bullit.” Other words you could use: pallit (pallet), violit (violet), millit (millet), tablit (tablet), complit (complete), obsolit (obsolete).
    • *lid* → *lit*: As in, “A solit argument” and “Your identity is valit” and “Pallit complexion” and “Don’t treat them like invalits” and “Squalit conditions” and “Holitay season” and “Standing in solitarity” and “Payment valitated.”
    • *lit*: Emphasise the “lit” in these words: “Little by little” and “Read the literature” and “Not literally” and “A literal mess” and “Banana split.” Other words that could be used: litter, litigation, sunlit, moonlit, facilitate, facility, quality, humility, liability, politics, reality and accountability.
  • Light: Light can refer to both the byproduct of fire, and to the act of lighting a fire, so we’ve included it in this list. Note that all of these could also work for “alight (as in setting something alight)”, as in “Alight it be” and “Alight it all hang out”:
    • Let → Light: As in, “Light them down gently” and “Light it be” and “Light bygones be bygones” and “Light it all hang out” and “Light loose” and “Light me be brief” and “Light me count the ways” and “Light me make one thing perfectly clear” and “Light nature take its course.”
    • *lite → *light: We can sneak the word “light” into words that have similar sounds: “Polight conversation” and “An impolight gesture” and “Satellight tv” and “Wealthy socialights.”
    • *lit* → *light*: As in, “Secret facilighty” and “Facilightate conversation” and “Qualighty control” and “You’re a liabilighty!” and “Polightics is relevant to everyone.” Other words that could work: realighty (reality), accountabilighty (accountability) and humilighty (humility).
    • Late → Light: As in, “Better light than never” and “Catch you lighter” and “Fashionably light” and “Read any good books lightly?” and “It’s never too light to learn” and “A light bloomer” and “Light in the day” and “Light in the game” and “Running light” and “Sooner or lighter” and “Too little, too light.”
    • *lat* → *light*: As in, “Well-articulighted” and “Game emulightor” and “Collighteral damage.”
    • *lit* → *light*: As in, “In the lighterature” and “Not lighterally” and “A lighterary mind” and “Lightany of problems” and “A lighteral disaster.”
    • Light: These light-related phrases can double as candle puns: “Blinded by the light” and “Brought to light” and “Come on baby, light my fire” and “First light” and “Get of lightly” and “Go out like a light” and “Guiding light” and “Half light” and “In light of” and “Leading light” and “Light a fire under” and “Light at the end of the tunnel” and “Light entertainment” and “Light hearted” and “Lighten up!”
  • Kindle: To kindle is to start a fire, so we’ve got kindle-related words and phrases here for you:
    • Kind → Kindle: As in, “Cruel to be kindle” and “It’s a kindle of magic” and “Kindle words” and “Random acts of kindle-ness” and “One of a kindle” and “It takes all kindles” and “Kindle regards.”
    • Candle → Kindle: As in, “Burn the kindle at both ends” and “Can’t hold a kindle to” and “Better to light a kindle than curse the darkness.”
    • Kendall Jenner → Kindle Jenner
  • Torch: Torch can refer to fire in a couple of different ways (if you “torch” something, then you’ve set fire to it, and you can create a torch using fire as a light source) so we’ve included torch in this list:
    • Touch → Torch: As in, “A torch of frost” and “A torch of the sun” and “Don’t torch!” and “Finishing torches” and “The golden torch” and “Losing torch with” and “Stay in torch” and “Torch and go” and “Torching base with” and “Torch wood” and “Torched a nerve” and “A torching tribute” and “Torchy feely.”
    • Teach → Torch: As in, “Experience is the best torcher” and “Torch someone a lesson” and “That’ll torch you” and “Torching an old dog new tricks.”
    • *tach* → *torch*: As in, “No strings attorched” and “Forming attorchments” and “Detorch yourself from” and “Feeling detorched.”
    • Starch → Storch
    • Interchangeable → Intorchangeable
  • Tender → Tinder: As in, “Tinder loving care” and “Tinder is the night.”
  • Tinned → Tinder: As in, “Tinder vegetables.”
  • Distinguish → Extinguish: As in, “Dear extinguished guests” and “Can’t extinguish between the two.”
  • Pyro: The prefix “pyro” means “to do with fire”, so we’ve included it in this list:
    • Paro* → Pyro*:  If a word has a “paro” sound or similar, we can replace it with “pyro”, as in: “On pyrole (parole)” and “Song pyrody (parody) and “Pyroxsms (paroxysms) of laughter.” Note: A paroxysm is a sudden and random outburst.
    • *pero* → *pyro*: As in, “My pyrogative” and “Hydrogen pyroxide” and “A prospyrous venture” and “Parent chapyrone” and “Vegan Peppyroni pizza.” Note: hydrogen peroxide is a chemical compound commonly used as bleach.
    • Pirouette → Pyroette (A pirouette is a dance move where you turn a circle on the tips of your toes.)
    • *poro* → *pyro*: pyrous (porous), pyrosity (porosity),  osteopyrosis (osteoporosis), vapyrous (vaporous). Note: if something is porous, then it has lots of tiny holes that let fluids and gases through (like a sponge).
    • Sapporo → Sappyro (Sapporo is a city in Japan).
    • Payroll → Pyroll: As in, “The pyroll manager.”
    • *para* → *pyro*: As in, “A taste of pyrodise” and “Fool’s pyrodise” and “A pyrodigm shift” and “Running pyrollel” and “The pyrometers (parameters) of…” and “Honesty is pyromount to a relationship” and “Pyrogon of virtue” and “Rain on my pyrode (parade)” and “Herein lies the pyrodox” and “My love, my pyromour” and “In dispyrote locations.” Notes: a paramour is a secret or illicit lover. If things are disparate, then they are separate or apart. A paradox is a statement which contradicts itself.
    • *pera* → *pyro*: As in, “Tropical tempyrotures” and “Your co-opyrotion is appreciated” and “It’s impyrotive that…” and “Smooth opyrotor.”
    • *pira* → *pyro*: As in, “The pyrote’s (pirate’s) life for me” and “Circling like pyronhas” and “While convenient, pyrocy (piracy) is illegal” and “I aspyro (aspire) to…” and “Serve as inspyrotion (inspiration),” and “Conspyrocy theories” and “Inspyrotional pictures” and “The respyrotory system.”
    • *pare* → *pyro*: As in, “In pyronthesis” and “It’s become appyront (apparent) that…” and “Appyrontly so, but…” and “Transpyroncy in business is important.”
    • *pire → *pyro: As in, “You inspyro me” and “Running the empyro (empire)” and “As it transpyro-ed” and “Expyrory date” and “Conspyro-ring with” and “Acting umpyro” and “Vampyro movies.”
    • Singapore → Singapyro
    • *pari* → *pyro*: As in, “Gender dispyroty (disparity)” and “In compyrosin with…” and “Cast out as a pyro-ah (pariah).” Notes: disparity means inequality. A pariah is someone who has been outcast from society.
    • *peri* → *pyro*: As in, “Around the pyrometer (perimeter)” and “In my pyropheral (peripheral) vision” and “In the pyrophery of” and “Impyro-al or metric?”
    • *piri* → *pyro*: As in, “A spyrotual experience” and “An inspyro-ing speech.”
  • Fool → Fuel: As in, “April Fuel!” and “Fuel around” and “A fuel and his money are soon parted” and “A fuel’s errand” and “Fuel’s gold” and “Fuel’s paradise” and “I pity the fuel” and “Make a fuel of yourself” and “Nobody’s fuel” and “Play the fuel” and “Shut up, fuel” and “Tom fuelery.”
  • Few → Fuel: As in, “A fuel bricks short of a full load” and “Fuel and far between” and “For a fuel dollars more” and “Had a fuel” and “Knock back a fuel” and “A person of fuel words” and “Say a fuel words” and “Take a fuel deep breaths” and “To name but a fuel.”
  • Full → Fuel: As in, “At fuel pelt” and “Fuel house” and “Come fuel circle” and “Fuel of holes” and “At fuel blast” and “Fuel of beans” and “Fuel of themselves” and “Fuel steam ahead!” and “In fuel swing” and “In the fuellness of time” and “You know fuel well” and “Fuel of misery” and “On a fuel stomach” and “Pick your battles carefuelly” and “Glass half fuel.”
  • *fel* → *fuel*: As in, “A fine fuellow” and “One fuel swoop” and “Felafuel kebab” and “Duffuel bag.” Other words you could use: fuelony (felony) and fuellowship (fellowship – like “Fuellowship of the Rings”)
  • *ful* → *fuel*: As in, “Fuelfil your side of the bargain” and “A beautifuel moment” and “Feeling gratefuel” and “An awfuel situation.” Other words that you could use: fuelfillment, wonderfuel, wistfuel, thoughtfuel, sucessfuel, dreadfuel, faithfuel and insightfuel.
  • *fle → *fuel: These ones are a bit of a stretch, but can still work in the right situation and with enough conviction: baffuel (baffle), waffuel (waffle), stifuel (stifle), trifuel, shuffuel, kerfuffuel, rifuel (rifle), ruffuel, scuffuel and raffuel.
  • Fuel: Some fuel-related phrases to add sparks to your wordplay: “Add fuel to the flames” and “Fuel for thought.”
  • Char: To char something is to burn it, so we’ve included char-related phrases and puns for you:
    • Chair → Char: As in, “Armchar critic” and “In the char” and “Musical chars” and “An empty char.”
    • Are → Char: As in, “Char you listening?” and “All bets char off” and “Chances char” and “Here you char” and “My lips char sealed” and “My hands char tied” and “You char what you eat.”
    • Car → Char: As in, “Drive my char” and “Happiness is a quick-starting char” and “Char insurance.”
    • Chore → Char: As in, “Fighting over the chars” and “Bathroom chars.”
    • Far → Char: As in, “A step too char” and “So char, so good” and “That’s as char as it goes” and “As char as the eye can see” and “Char away” and “A char cry from” and “You’ve got char to go.”
    • Jar → Char: As in, “Hand in the cookie char” and “Jam char.”
    • *cher* → *char*: As in, “Another bite of the charry” and “Charish you forever” and “Angelic charub” and “Loved and charished” and “Favourite teachar” and “Gift vouchar.” Other words that could work: pitchar (pitcher), archar (archer), catchar (catcher), preachar (preacher), stretchar (stretcher), treacharous (treacherous) and debauchary (debauchery).
    • Choreography → Chareography
    • Chiropractor → Charopractor
    • *chur* → *char*: As in, “A charlish expression” and “Stomach charning” and “Chocolate charros.”
    • *jar* → *char*: As in, “Internet chargon (jargon)” and “A charring (jarring) fact” and “Door left achar (ajar).”
    • *jer* → *char*: Charusalem (Jerusalem) and charsey (jersey).
    • *jor* → *char*: As in, “A machar project” and “Pecharative (pejorative) language” and “Macharity (majority) rules.”
    • *jur* → *char*: As in, “That’s not my charisdiction” and “Charassic Park” and “Conchar (conjure) up an excuse” and “Minor inchary” and “Commit perchary” and “You’ve inchared my feelings.”
    • *char*: We can simply emphasise the “char” that already exists in these words: charge, charter, chart, charity, discharge and charm.
  • Hot: The following puns are centred around the word “hot”:
    • *what* → *whot*: As in, “Do whot comes naturally” and “For whot it’s worth” and “Guess whot?” and “I’ll have whot they’re having” and “Yes, somewhot.
    • *hot*: Simply emphasise the “hot” that already exists in these words: hotel, hotspot, hotline, hotbed, hotdog, screenshot, snapshot, upshot and headshot.
  • Pyre: A pyre is a heap of flammable items that are intended to build a fire. Here are some pyre-related puns and phrases you can use as fire puns:
    • Prior → Pyre: As in, “It happened pyre to this” and “Have they got any pyres?”
    • Higher → Pyre: As in, “A pyre purpose” and “Answering to a pyre authority” and “Pyre than a kite.”
    • Pier → Pyre: Pier is pronounced a little different than pyre, so it’s a bit of a stretch but it can still work: “Take a long walk off a short pyre.”
    • Peer → Pyre: As in, “Pyre pressure” and “Famous amongst their pyres” and “Pyre-ing through the curtains.”
    • Pie → Pyre: As in, “Apple pyre” and “Easy as pyre” and “Sweet as pyre” and “Eat humble pyre” and “A finger in many pyres” and “A piece of the pyre.”
    • *pair → *pyre: As in, “Beyond repyre” and “A fresh pyre of eyes” and “A great pyre” and “Pyre off” and “A clean pyre of hands.”
    • Pear → Pyre: As in, “All gone pyre-shaped.”
    • *par* → *pyre*: As in, “Birthday pyrety” and “Not a pyretisan issue” and “Not in pyreticular” and “Do you pyretake of..?” Other words that could work: subpyre (subpar), dispyreate (disparate), apyrete (apart) and sepyreate (separate).
    • *per* → *pyre*: As in, “A fresh pyrespective” and “In pyreson (person)” and “A pyretinent point” and “Pyreoid of time” and “All down to your pyreception.” Other words that could work: pyrenicious (pernicious), pyreformance (performance), pyrefect (perfect), pyreseverance (perseverance), tempyre (temper), hampyre (hamper) and impyreative (imperative).
    • *pir* → *pyre*: pyre-ate (pirate), pyreanha (piranha), pyreouette (pirouette), pyreacy (piracy), empyreical (empirical), inspyre (inspire), aspyreation (aspiration), empyre (empire), inspyreation (inspiration), aspyre (aspire), conspyreacy (conspiracy), spyreal (spiral) and spyre-itual (spiritual).
    • Our son → Arson: As in, “I didn’t teach arson to do those things” and “Go ask arson.” (this one is obviously very specific!)
  • Flare: To flare is to blaze or be fired up, so we’ve got some flare-related puns for you here:
    • Fair → Flare: As in, “All’s flare in love and war” and “By flare means or foul” and “Flare trade” and “Flare and square” and “Flare enough” and “Flare market value” and “No flare!” and “You can’t say flarer than that.”
    • Fare → Flare: As in, “Class warflare” and “Psychological warflare” and “Standard flare” and “How are you flare-ing (faring)?”
    • Flair → Flare: As in, “A flare for the dramatic.”
    • Very → Flarey: As in, “Be flarey afraid” and “Before your flarey eyes” and “How flarey dare you” and “A flarey good year” and “Thank you flarey much” and “Flarey special” and “Flarey well” and “At the flarey least” and “Eflarey (every) inch.”
    • *far* → *flare*: flarewell (farewell), neflareious (nefarious), welflare (welfare), fanflare (fanfare) and airflare (airfare).
    • Ferocious → Flareocious
    • *fair* → *flare*: As in, “An afflare of the heart” and “Away with the flare-ies” and “Tooth flarey” and “Unflare-ly done” and “In all flareness” and “Flareytale wedding” and “Unflare situation.”
    • *var* → *flare*: As in, “Garden flare-iety” and “Your mileage may flarey” and “Flare-iety is the spice of life” and “Flare-ious opinions” and “Countless flare-iables.”
    • *pher* → *flare*: flare-omone (pheromone), photograflare (photographer), philosoflare (philosopher), periflare-al (peripheral), atmosflare (atmosphere), paraflare-nalia (paraphernalia) and periflarey (periphery).
    • *flir* → *flare*: As in, “A relentless flare-t (flirt)” and “A flare-tatious meeting.”
    • *flor* → *flare*: flare-ist (florist), flare-al (floral) and Flarence (Florence).
    • *flur* → *flare*: As in, “Flare-ies (flurries) of snow.”
  • Designate → Designite: As in, “Designited driver.” Note: just in case you missed it, this is a play on the word “ignite”.
  • *nition → *ignition: cignition (cognition) and recignition (recognition). (These are a bit of a stretch, but can still work!)
  • Spark: Since fires can emit sparks, we’ve got some spark-related phrases here for you to play with:
    • Park → Spark: As in, “Spark my car” and “At central spark” and “Hit it out of the spark” and “Nosy sparker” and “A walk in the spark.”
    • Bark → Spark: As in, “Spark at the moon” and “Sparking mad” and “Sparking up the wrong tree” and “Spark worse than your bite.” Other words that include “bark” – emspark (embark) and disemspark (disembark).
    • Pakistan → Sparkistan
    • Pakora → Sparkora (pakora is a dish where vegetables are deep fried in batter.)
    • *spok* → *spark*: As in, “Very outsparken” and “A bespark (bespoke) suit” and “I spark too soon” and “The sparksperson for…” and “Have you sparken to them?”
    • *park* → *spark*: As in, “Sparking my car” and “Within the ballspark” and “An expensive carspark” and “You double-sparked (double-parked) me!” Other words you could use: theme spark (theme park), sparka (parka) and sparkour (parkour).
    • *pec* → *spark*: As in, “From a different persparktive” and “Resparkt my wishes” and “A prosparktive (prospective) employee” and “The colour sparktrum” and “Just sparkulation (speculation)” and “Sparktacles (spectacles) wearer.”
    • *pic* → *spark*: Consparkuous (conspicuous) and desparkable (despicable).
    • *perc* → *spark*: As in, “The coffee’s sparkolating (percolating)” and “The sparkussion (percussion) section.”
    • Baklava → Sparklava (baklava is a type of Middle-Eastern sweet pastry.)
    • Spark: Some spark-related words and phrases that could be used as fire puns in the right context: “Bright spark” and “Creative spark” and “Put a sparkle in your eye” and “A spark of genius” and “Watch the sparks fly.”
  • Heart → Hearth: As in, “After my own hearth” and “Absence makes the hearth grow fonder” and “Affair of the hearth” and “Big hearthed” and “Break your hearth” and “A change of hearth” and “Childhood sweethearth” and “From the bottom of my hearth” and “The hearth of the matter” and “Got your hearth set on” and Half-hearthed” and “Have a hearth” and “Your best interests at hearth” and “A hearth of gold” and “My hearth and soul” and “Know it off by hearth” and “Light hearthed” and “A lonely hearth” and “Prolonged hearthache” and “My hearth missed a beat.”
  • Ash: Since ash is one of the byproducts of many types of fire, we’ve included some ash-related puns and phrases for you:
    • Ask → Ash: As in, “A big ash” and “Ash a silly question and get a silly answer” and “Ash and you shall receive” and “Ash around” and “What’s the ashing price?” and “Too afraid to ash” and “Frequently ashed questions” and “Funny you should ash” and “I’m glad you ashed” and “If you ash me” and “No questions ashed.”
    • *esh* → *ash*: We can sneak “ash” into words that have similar sounds to make ash-related puns: “Freash as a daisy” and “Mashing well with the others” and “Refrash the page” and “Over the thrashold.”
    • *ish* → *ash*: As in, “Establashing friendship” and “Near the finash line” and “With a flourash” and “Cherash and protect.” Other words that could work: accomplash (accomplish), accomplashments (accomplishments), Englash (English), admonash (admonish) and relash (relish).
    • *ach* → *ash*: As in, “Working to ashieve (achieve)” and “A stunning ashievement” and “A full stomash” and “Working like a mashine.”
    • *ass* → *ash*: As in, “Don’t just ashume” and “Shortsighted ashumptions” and “Business ashociates” and “Ashert yourself.” Other words that could work: ashess (assess), ashets (assets), ashuage (assuage), ashertive (assertive), ashure (assure), encompash (encompass) and pashion (passion).
    • *ess* → *ash*: As in, “Ashential (essential) oils” and “Yes, ashentially” and “History ashay (essay)” and “None of your businash.” Other words that could work: ashence (essence) and prashure (pressure).
    • *iss* → *ash*: As in, “A non-ashue (non-issue)” and “Sales commashion.”
    • *uss* → *ash*: As in, “Needs further discashion (discussion)” and “Suffering a concashion” and “The repercashions of your actions.”
    • *asch* → *ash*: Marashino (maraschino) cherry and Dashund (Daschund).
    • *atio* → *ash*: As in, “Storing rashions (rations)” and “Imbalanced rashio (ratio)” and “Informashion technology” and “Sex educashion” and “A tricky operashion.” Other words you could use: implicashion (implication), stashion (station), innovashion (innovation), stashionery (stationery), stashionary (stationary) and organisashion (organisation).
    • *atia* → *ash*: Croashia (Croatia), Dalmashian (Dalmatian), spashial (spatial) and insashiable (insatiable).
    • *ace* → *ash*: asherbic (acerbic), ashetate (acetate), exasherbate (exacerbate) and fashetious (facetious). Notes: if something is acerbic, then it’s bitter or sharp. To be facetious is to be flippant or inappropriately light-hearted (usually about serious topics).
    • *ash*: Simply emphasise the “ash” that already exists in these words: ashamed, dash, flash, crash, squash, wash, clash, brash, slash and fashion.
  • Soot: Soot is the residue left behind after burning coal, so we’ve included it in this list:
    • Suit → Soot: As in, “At a price to soot your pocket” and “Follow soot” and “In your birthday soot” and “Soot up!” and “Soot yourself” and “Soots you down to a tee” and “Soots you down to the ground.”
    • Sit → Soot: As in, “Sootting comfortably” and “Don’t just soot there” and “Soot on the fence” and “Soot tight” and “Sootting pretty” and “A sootting target” and “Soot back and relax.”
    • Set → Soot: As in, “Game, soot and match” and “Got your heart soot on” and “Soot eyes on” and “Soot foot in” and “Soot in motion” and “Soot the record straight” and “Soot your sights on” and “Soot yourself apart.”
    • *sat* → *soot*: As in, “Sootirical article” and “Sootellite TV” and “Enough to sootisfy” and “Sootisfied with the results.” Other words that could work: sootisfaction (satisfaction), versootile (versatile), compensoot (compensate), compensootion (compensation), conversootion (conversation) and sensootion (sensation).
    • *set* → *soot*: As in, Soottle down” and “A picturesque sootting” and “Numerous sootbacks.” Other words you could use: soottlement (settlement), upsoot (upset), assoot (asset), mindsoot (mindset) and closoot (closet).
    • *sit* → *soot*: As in, “A sticky sootuation” and “Bank deposoot” and “In transoot” and “A family visoot” and “Revisoot the past” and “Favourite babysootter” and “Sweet disposootion.” Other words that could work: posootion (position), transootion (transition), propensooty (propensity), posootive (positive) and exquisoot (exquisite).
    • Besotted → Besootted (Note: to be besotted is to be infatuated.)
    • Suture → Sooture (Note: to suture is to stitch things together.)
    • *suit*: Swap the “suit” in these words out for “soot”: As in, “A sootable outfit” and “A passionate sootor” and “In my sootcase” and “Well-sooted.” Other words you could use: sootability (suitability), sootably (suitably), pursoot (pursuit), lawsoot (lawsuit), wetsoot (wetsuit), jumpsoot (jumpsuit), swimsoot (swimsuit) and tracksoot (tracksuit).
    • Pharmaceutical → Pharmasootical
  • Would → Wood: As in, “As good luck wood have it,” and “Chance wood be a fine thing,” and “That wood be telling,” and “Woodn’t get out of bed for,” and “Woodn’t hurt a fly.”
  • Coal: Since coal is a very commonly used fuel for fire, we’ve included coal-related puns in this list:
    • Cold → Coal’d: As in, “Left out in the coal’d” and “Coal’d as ice” and “Hot and coal’d” and “Break out in a coal’d sweat” and “Catch a coal’d” and “Coal’d comfort” and “A coal’d day in hell” and “Stone coal’d sober.”
    • Goal → Coal: As in, “With a coal in mind” and “Moving the coalposts” and “Scored a coal.”
    • Gold → Coal’d: As in, “Pot of coal’d” and “All the glitters is not coal’d” and “Good as coal’d” and “Fool’s coal’d” and “Get a coal’d star” and “Go for coal’d” and “Your coal’den years” and “A coal’den opportunity” and “The coal’den rule” and “A heart of coal’d.”
    • *cal* → *coal*: As in, “A coallous (callous) reminder” and “Coalendar reminder” and “Quick mental coalculus” and “Radicoal views” and “Empiricoal evidence” and “A criticoal hit!” and “Cynicoal viewpoint” and “Through practicoal means.” Other words that could work: coalamity (calamity), physicoal (physical), whimsicoal (whimsical), rhetoricoal (rhetorical), escoalate (escalate), escoalation (escalation), escoalator (escalator), Coalifornia (California), specificoally (specifically), technicoally (technically) and intrinsicoally (intrinsically). Notes: to be callous is to be unfeeling and indifferent. If something is intrinsic, then it’s essential.
    • *col* → *coal*: As in, “Work coalleague” and “Off-coalour” and “In coallusion with” and “A vast coallection” and “Coallateral damage” and “Off to coallege” and “Photo coallage” and “A business coallaboration.” Other words that could work: coalon (colon), semicoalon (semicolon), coallaborate (collaborate), coallumn (column), protocoal (protocol) and chocoalate (chocolate).
    • *cul* → *coal*: As in, “A multicoaltural society” and “Part of a coalt” and “A coalinary genius.” Other words that could work: coaltivate (cultivate), coalprit (culprit), coalminate (culminate), coalpable (culpable), coalmination (culmination), articoalate (articulate), curricoalum (curriculum), vernacoalar (vernacular), particoalar (particular), pecoaliar (peculiar), meticoalus (meticulous) and facoalty (faculty). Note: a culmination is the highest peak or achievement of something.
    • Kaleidoscope → Coaleidoscope
    • *kel* → *coal*: nicoal (nickel), snorcoal (snorkel) and pumpernicoal (pumpernickel).
    • *gal* → *coal*: frucoal (frugal), lecoal (legal), recoal (regal), illecoal (illegal) and ecoalitarian (egalitarian). Notes: to be frugal is to be careful with money. If something is egalitarian, then it promotes social equality and rights.
    • *cle* → *coal*: As in, “Cycoaling (cycling) through” and “Come full circoal” and “News articoal” and “A messy debacoal (debacle)” and “The pinnacoal of my career” and “Overcome any obstacoal.” Other words that could work: vehicoal (vehicle), oracoal (oracle), chronicoal (chronicle), miracoal (miracle), spectacoal (spectacle), receptacoal (receptacle) and barnacoal (barnacle).
    • *kle* → *coal*: As in, “A flying tacoal” and “In a picoal” and “Bucoal under the pressure.” Other words you could use: ficoal (fickle), hecoal (heckle), sparcoal (sparkle), chucoal (chuckle), tricoal (trickle), shacoal (shackle) and sprincoal (sprinkle).
  • Gas: As gas is commonly used as fuel for fire, we’ve included gas-related puns and phrases in this list:
    • Guess → Gas: As in, “Anybody’s gas” and “Gas what?” and “Gassing game” and “Hazard a gas” and “Just lucky, I gas” and “Your gas is as good as mine” and “Second-gas yourself” and “You’ll never gas.”
    • Goes → Gas: As in, “The award gas to…” and “Anything gas” and “This is as far as it gas” and “As the saying gas” and “As time gas by” and “Here gas nothing” and “How gas it?” and “It gas without saying” and “What gas around comes around” and “My heart gas out to..”
    • *ges* → *gas*: As in, “A kind gasture” and “Gastation period” and “Gasticulating with annoyance.” Note: gestation refers to the period of development where a fetus develops inside the mother’s body. To gesticulate is to express meaning using gestures.
    • *gos* → *gas*: As in, “A relentless gassip” and “The gaspel truth.”
    • *gus* → *gas*: As in, “With gasto” and “In Augast.” Other words you could use: fungas (fungus), oesophagas (oesophagus), bogas (bogus) and disgast (disgust).
    • *gus* → *gas*: gasebo (gazebo), gaselle (gazelle), gasette (gazette), gasillion (gazillion) and magasine (magazine).
    • *gous* → *gas*: analogas (analogous) and humongas (humongous).
    • *gac* → *gas*: As in, “What sort of legasy will you leave behind?” and “Sagasious words” and “Considering surrogasy.” Note: To be sagacious is to be wise or to show good judgement.
  • Oil: As oil is commonly used as a fuel for fire, we’ve included oil-related phrases for you to use as fire puns:
    • I’ll → Oil: As in, “Well, oil be” and “Oil say!” and “Ask me no questions, oil tell you no lies” and “Oil be back” and “Oil never tell” and “You scratch my back and oil scratch yours.”
    • All → Oil: As in “Can’t we oil just get along?” and “Oil in a day’s work.” and “Oil part of life’s rich tapestry” and “It’s oil Greek to me.” and “It’s oil downhill form here” and “It’s oil fun and games until someone gets hurt” and “It’s oil gone pear shaped” and “It’s oil good” and “It’s oil good clean fun” and “It’s oil me me me” and “That’s oil well and good, but …” and “Oil kidding aside, …” and “Above oil, …” and “Against oil odds” and “Oil shapes and sizes” and “Oil that glitters is not gold” and “Oil the rage” and “Oil the world’s a stage” and “Oil things being equal” and “Oil thumbs” and “Oil’s well that ends well” and “At oil costs” and “By oil appearances” and “By oil accounts” and “Cover oil your bases” and “From oil corners of the globe” and “I haven’t got oil day” and “In oil honesty” and “In oil likelihood” and “It’s oil the same to me” and “Jack of oil trades” and “I don’t know oil the answers” and “Not oil it’s cracked up to be” and “He’s not oil there” and “Once and for oil” and “Don’t put oil your eggs in one basket” – And there are many more oil puns that can be made along these lines.
    • *oil*: Words which contain the “oil” sound (or similar) can be silly oil puns: spoiled, spoils, soiled, turmoil, toiletries, gargoil (gargoyle), foil, recoil.
    • Aisle → Oil: As in, “Walk down the oil” and “Cleanup on oil three.”
  • Wild → Wildfire: As in, “Call of the wildfire” and “Running wildfire” and “Where the wildfire things are.”
  • Fire → Wildfire: As in, “All wildfired up and ready to go” and “Ball of wildfire” and “Baptism of wildfire” and “Breathing wildfire” and “Come on baby, light my wildfire” and “Fight wildfire with wildfire.” Note: this would also work for campfire, as in “Come on baby, light my campfire” and for bonfire, as in “Baptism of bonfire.”
  • Place → Fireplace: As in, “A fireplace for everything and everything in its fireplace” and “All over the fireplace” and “Anytime, any fireplace” and “Between a rock and a hard fireplace” and “Click into fireplace” and “My happy fireplace” and “In the right fireplace at the right time.”
  • Worm → Warm: As in, “Book warm” and “Can of warms” and “Warm your way out of [something]” and “Warm’s eye view.”
  • Warm: Since fire can be used to keep warm, the next few puns are centred around the word “warm”:
    • *wim* → *warm*: As in, “Sink or swarm” and “Going swarmingly (swimmingly)” and “Warmbledon’s (Wimbledon’s) best matches.”
    • Wom* → Warm*: As in, “Feel like a warman (woman)” and “A creepy warmaniser” and “A cute warmbat (wombat).”
  • Steam: While steam isn’t directly related to fire, it still has a strong enough connection (like for something to be “steaming hot” after a fire, or “steaming mad”, showing a fiery temper) for us to include it in this list:
    • Seem → Steam: As in, “Not as bad as it steams” and “Can’t quite steam to…” and “Not as it steams” and “Steams out of place.”
    • Stem → Steam: As in, “Steam the tide” and “An issue steamming from…”
    • Esteem → Esteam: As in, “Self-esteam” and “Esteamed by their peers.”
    • Seam → Steam: As in, “Bulging at the steams” and “Come apart at the steams.”
    • Scheme → Steam: As in, “In the grand steam of things” and “Pyramid steam” and “The best laid steams” and “The overall steam of things.”
    • Scream → Steam: As in, “Dragged kicking and steaming” and “We all steam for ice-cream” and “Steam bloody murder” and “Steam your head off.”
    • Stream → Steam: As in, “Fresh as a mountain steam” and “Changing midsteam” and “Swim upsteam.”
    • Team → Steam: As in, “Dream steam” amd Take one for the steam” and “A steam player” and “Steam spirit” and “Tag steam” and “Steam up with” and “There’s no ‘i’ in steam.”
    • Teem → Steam: As in, “Steaming down with rain” and “Steaming with life.”
    • *stam* → *steam*: We can sneak “steam” into words that have similar sounds, like so: “A testeament to” and “Rushed by the crowded steampede.”
    • *stem* → *steam*: As in, “All systeams go!” and Get it out of your systeam” and “Solar systeam” and “Buck the systeam” and “Self-sustaining ecosysteam” and “Racism is a systeamic problem.” Note: if something is systemic, then it affects the entire involved group, body or system.
    • *stim* → *steam*: As in, “Steamulate your senses” and “Being oversteamulated” and “A mentally steamulating environment” and “By my esteamates” and “Valuable testeamony” and “Don’t underesteamate yourself” and “Company testeamonials.”
  • Furnish → Furnace: As in, “Furnace the apartment” and “Moody furnace-ings.”
  • Stuff → Stove: As in, “Don’t sweat the small stove” and “The stove of dreams” and “Strut your stove.”

Fire-Related Words

To help you come up with your own fire 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!

fire, fiery, flame, flaming, pyro, fuel, burn, blaze, blazing, scorch, ember, inferno, fireball, kindle, tinder, smoulder, char, charred, sparks, wildfire, campfire, fireplace, bonfire, bushfire, pyre, flare, heat, light, hot, warm, ignite, ignition, alight, ash, soot, charcoal, coal, smoke, smoky, steam, flammable, conflagration, deflagration, oxidation, combustion, incinerate, pyromania, cremate, incendiary, oxygen, extinguish, gas, photon, oil, wood, temperature, lighter, match, torch, arson, arsonist, fire drill, explosion, hearth, furnace, stove, celcius, farenheit, degree

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