New Year’s Puns

Welcome to the Punpedia entry on New Year’s puns! 🎉 🕒 🥂

New Year’s is a time of great revelry and merrymaking, with lots of cheer being carried over from Christmastime (see our Christmas puns here) into the New Year. Make the most of this party season with our list of New Year’s puns – whether you’re after wordplay for party invites, quips for Instagram captions or witty hashtags, we hope you find the perfect pun you need.

While this entry is as comprehensive as possible, it is specific to New Year’s puns. If you’re interested in other related puns, we also have lists on party puns, firework puns and beer puns.

New Year’s 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 New Year’s 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 New Year’s puns:

  • Year → New Year: As in, “As bright as a new year,” and “Brand spanking new year,” and “Dawn of a new year,” and “Out with the old, in with the new year.”
  • Eve: We can make references to and puns about New Year’s Eve by placing “eve” in certain words that have an “eev” sound (or similar):
    • *av* → *eve*: As in, “Just your eve-erage Joe” and “An eve-rsion to” and “Eve-ailable this Thursday?” and “Other evenues to explore” and “Take it or leeve it.” Other words you could use: evenge (avenge), cleeve (cleave), heeve (heave) and weeve (weave).
    • *ev* → *eve*: As in, “Developing feelings” and “Maleve-olent actions” and “As much leverage as I can get” and “Disco fever” and “A releve-ant point.” Other words you could use: event, reve-iew, eve-idence, eve-olution, eve-aluate, everyday, eventually, everything, retrieve, achieve, believe, relieve, sleeve, peeve and revenant. Note: a revenant is someone who returns after a long absence.
    • *iv* → *eve*: As in, “Sold down the rever (river)” and “A fresh new perspecteve” and “Special preveleges” and “A na-eve (naive) viewpoint” and “A comprehenseve education.” Other words you could use: initiateve (initiative) and imperateve (imperative).
  • First: We’ve included first-related puns and phrases so we can have some wordplay that refers to January 1st – the new year:
    • *fast* → *first*: As in, “Firstidiously (fastidiously) clean” and “Firsten your seatbelts” and “In first-forward” and “Holding steadfirst” and “Be eaten for breakfirst.”
    • *fest* → *first*: As in, “Firstival vibes” and “Let it firster (fester)” and “Firstooned (festooned) with ribbons” and “A firstive atmosphere” and “In amongst the firstivities.”
    • *fist* → *first*: As in, “A firstful of dollars” and “First of steel” and “Hand over first” and “Rule with an iron first.” Some other words that have “fist” in it – firsticuffs (fisticuffs), firstfight (fistfight) and pacifirst (pacifist).
    • *vast* → *first*: As in, “Feeling defirstated (devastated)” and “A scene of defirstation” and “Firstly (vastly) different personalities.”
    • *vest* → *first*: As in, “Sweater first (vest)” and “A firsted (vested) interest” and “Reap the harfirst (harvest)” and “A trafirsty (travesty)” and “Long-term infirstments (investments)” and “Going to infirstigate.”
    • Thirst → First: As in, “Parched with first” and “Feeling firsty” and “A bloodfirsty glare.”
  • Solution → Resolution: As in, “You’re either part of the resolution or part of the problem.”
  • Revolution → Resolution: As in, “The resolution will not be televised” and “Part of the resolution” and “Long live the resolution!”
  • Party: Since New Year’s and New Year’s eve celebrations are all about parties, we have some party-related puns for you here:
    • *part* → *party*: As in, “In party-cular” and “Party-cipation award” and “Care to party-cipate? (could also be participarty)” and “Imparty your knowledge” and “That’s not your departy-ment” and “A partysan issue.” Other words you could use: partycle (particle), partytion (partition), aparty (apart), counterparty (counterpart), departy (depart), partyner (partner) party-cularly (particularly), party-cipant (participant) and reparty (repartee).
    • *pathy* → *party*: As in, emparty (empathy), aparty (apathy), symparty (sympathy), teleparty (telepathy) and antiparty (antipathy). Note: to feel antipathy is to feel dislike.
    • *pet* → *party*: As in, “Signed party-tion (petition)” and “Not to blow my own trumparty, but…” and “Political pupparty (this can work as it refers to both political puppets and parties of the political kind).”
    • *pert* → *party*: As in, partynent (pertinent), partynence (pertinence), exparty (expert) and proparty (property).
    • Serendipity → Serendiparty (Note: serendipity refers to unexpected and fortunate accidents.)
    • *port* → *party*: As in, “Financial partyfolio” and “You have my supparty” and “Public transparty” and “An unexpected oppartynity” and “A suppartyve (supportive) atmosphere” and “A sparty (sporty) person.”
    • *part* → *party*: As in, “A fool and his money are soon partied” and “Act the party” and “For my own party” and “Departy this life” and “If you’re not a party of the solution, you’re party of the problem” and “Drift aparty” and “Fall aparty” and “For the most party” and “Look the party” and “Worlds aparty.”
  • Fireworks: Since fireworks are an integral part of New Year’s celebrations, we’ve got a section dedicated to firework-related puns 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.”
    • Pang → Bang: As in, “Bangs of conscience” and “Bangs of jealousy.”
    • *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.)
    • Fire → Fireworks: As in, “Get on like a house on fireworks” and “Come on baby, light my firework” and “Fight fire with fireworks” and “Light a firework under [someone]” and “Play with fireworks” and “Ring of fireworks” and “When you play with fireworks, you get burned.” Note: to light a fire under someone is to motivate them to move faster.
    • Sprinkler → Sparkler: As in, “A new sparkler system” and “Turn the sparklers on.” Note: a sparkler is a small hand-held firework.
    • Sparkling → Sparkler-ing: As in, “Sparkler-ing mineral water” and “Sparkler-ing repartee.” Note: if someone’s repartee is sparkling, then they’re a witty conversationalist.
    • Fire → Firecracker: As in, “Come on baby, light my firecracker” and “Come home to a real firecracker” and “Fight fire with firecracker” and “Firecracker and brimstone” and “Play with firecrackers and get burned.”
    • Gun → Gunpowder: As in, “Jump the gunpowder” and “Smoking gunpowder.” Notes: to jump the gun is to begin something too soon.
    • Sky → Skyrocket: A skyrocket is a type of firework that’s launched into the sky. You can refer to them in your sparkling wordplay with these puns and phrases: “Lucy in the skyrocket with diamonds” and “Skyrocket high” and “The skyrocket’s the limit” and “Aim for the skyrocket.”
    • Rocket → Skyrocket: As in, “It’s not skyrocket science” and “Pocket skyrocket.”
    • Rock → Skyrocket: As in, “Hard as a skyrocket” and “Solid as a skyrocket” and “Between a skyrocket and a hard place” and “Get your skyrockets off.”
    • *fuse*: Emphasise the “fuse” in certain words: refuse, diffuse, defuse, infuse, confuse, profuse, confused and profusely.
    • *fes* → *fuse*: As in, “A profuseional job” and “The writer’s manifuseto” and “Art fusetival” and “In the profusesion of…” and “A dreamlike manifusetation.” Notes: a manifesto is a public document of intentions or policies. A manifestation is the embodiment of something; a tangible thing.
    • *faz* → *fuse*: As in, “Doesn’t fuse (faze) me” and “Left unfused.”
    • *few* → *fuse*: As in, “Breaking curfuse (curfew)” and “Fuser (fewer) and fuser.”
    • *fac* → *fuse*: As in, “Fuse-ilitating conversation” and “New and updated fuse-ilities” and “A crumbling fuse-ade (facade).” Note: a facade is a “face”; or a front of something.
    • Bang: Some bang-related phrases that could substitute as puns in the right context: “A bigger bang for your buck” and “Bang goes nothing” and “Bang on about” and “Bang out of order” and “Get a bang out of [something]” and “Go out with a bang” and “A bang-up job” and “The whole shebang.” Notes: “Bang-up” means good. The “whole shebang” refers to something that included everything, almost to the top of going overboard.
    • *bing → *bang: These ones are a bit silly, but can still work as wordplay: “Mind-numbang (numbing)” and “Climbang the ladder of success” and “A throbbang headache” and “Absorbang information” and “A disturbang realisation” and “Check the plumbang.”
    • *bung* → *bang*: As in, “An abandoned bangalow (bungalow)” and “Bangled (bungled) the entire operation” and “You bangling idiot” and “Cowabanga!”
    • Bank* → Bang-k*: As in, “Safe as a bang-k” and “A bang-k you can bang-k on” and “Break the bang-k” and “Laughing all the way to the bang-k” and “Piggy bang-k” and “The bang-k of mum and dad” and “Declare bang-kruptcy.”
    • Banger: While “bang” can refer to the noise a firework makes, bangers specifically refers to a type of firework. We can joke about these with these phrases and puns: “Tofu bangers and mash” and “A real head banger.” Note: while these bang-related puns refer to fireworks, they can also refer to the phrase “going out with a bang”, which means “a good time”.
    • *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.”
    • 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
    • *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.”
    • 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..?”
    • *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.”
    • *fresh* → *flash*: As in, “I’m flash out of” and “A flash pair of eyes” and “Flash start” and “Like a breath of flash air” and “Flash as a daisy” and “What flash hell is this?” and “Break for reflashments” and “Reflash (refresh) the page.” Other words you could use: flashwater (freshwater), reflasher (refresher) and flashman (freshman).
    • Frustration → Flashtration: As in, “Take your flashtrations out on..” Other related words: flashtrating (frustrating), flashtrated (frustrated) and flashtrate (frustrate).
    • So → Show: We’ve included show-related puns as “show” refers to “light show” (which is what fireworks are): “Show on and show forth” and “Can’t believe you’d go show far” and “If I do say show myself” and “Not show fast” and “Show far, show good” and “Show be it” and “Show long as” and “Show much for” and “Show there” and “Show and show (so and so).”
    • Sew → Show: As in, “Show me back together” and “Showing kit.”
    • Sow → Show: As in, “You reap what you show” and “Show the seeds of doubt.”
    • Slow → Show: As in, “Painfully show” and “Show on the uptake” and “Showly but surely” and “Show but sure” and “Can’t show down” and “In show motion” and “A show day.”
    • Play → Display: Since fireworks are also referred to as “light displays”, we’ve included some display-related puns: “Work, rest and display” and “All work and no display” and “Child’s display” and “Come out and display” and “Fair display” and “The games people display” and “Instant display” and “It’s good to display together” and “It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you display the game” and “A level displaying field.”
  • Blast: “Blasts” can refer to either fireworks or to a good time, both of which are common on New Year:
    • Last → Blast: As in, “At long blast” and “At the blast minute” and “Breathe your blast” and “Built to blast” and “Blast resort” and “Famous blast words” and “Free at blast” and “To the blast drop” and “Any blast requests?” and “You haven’t heard the blast of” and “Blast but not least” and “Blast call” and “Blast chance” and “Blast ditch effort” and “Blast gasp” and “Blast in, first out” and “Blast laugh” and “Blast minute” and “A blasting impression” and “On your blast legs” and “Peace at blast” and “Blast I heard” and “The blast straw.”
    • Past → Blast: As in, “Wouldn’t put it blast them” and “Blast its sell-by date” and “The distance blast.”
    • *bas* → *blast*: As in, blastard (bastard), bomblastic (bombastic) and alablaster (alabaster).
    • *bust* → *blast*: As in, “Blast a move” and “Spontaneous comblastion.” Other words you could use: blockblaster (blockbuster), dustblaster (dustbuster), filiblaster (filibuster) and roblast (robust). Notes: Filibuster refers to tactics used to delay proceedings of legislative bodies.
    • *blist* → *blast*: “At blastering speed” and “Blastering barnacles.”
    • *past* → *blast*: As in, “Greener blastures (pastures)” and “Favourite blasttime.” Other words you could use: blastel (pastel), blastor (pastor), blastry (pastry), blastoral (pastoral), blastiche (pastiche). Note: a pastiche is a piece of art that imitates the work of a previous artist. If something is pastoral, then it relates to rural life and scenes.
    • *plast* → *blast*: As in, blaster (plaster), blastic (plastic), blasticity (plasticity) and blastered (plastered).
    • *plist* → *blast*: As in, “Overly simblastic (simplistic).” Other related words: simblastically (simplistically) and oversimblastic (oversimplistic).
    • Blasphemy → Blastphemy
  • Count → Countdown: As in, “Countdown your blessings” and “Down for the countdown” and “Head countdown” and “Let me countdown the ways” and “Out for the countdown” and “You can countdown on me” and “Be able to countdown [something] on one hand” and “Lose countdown of”.
  • Event: There are multiple events that New Year’s is centred around (like parties, fireworks and ball drops), so we’ve included some event-related puns and phrases:
    • *vent* → *event*: eventure (venture), eventricle (ventricle), eventilation (ventilation), eventilate (ventilate), eventilator (ventilator), adevent (advent), circumevent (circumvent), prevent, coneventional (conventional).
    • Event: Some event-related phrases that could work in your party wordplay: “Current events” and “Happy event” and “The main event” and “Motion picture event” and “Turn of events.”
    • *vant* → *event*: As in, relevent (relevant) and irrelevent (irrelevant).
  • Champagne: A couple of general champagne-related phrases that could work as New Year’s puns in the right context: “Champagne for my real friends” and “Champagne taste on a beer budget.” Note: these phrases are nice and general as they can be used as metaphors and doesn’t have to refer to literal champagne, so they’re more versatile.
  • Pop: Since pop is another (more casual) word for champagne, we’ve included pop-related puns and phrases:
    • *pap* → *pop*: As in, “Acting like poparazzi” and “Popaya balm” and “Sprinkled with poprika.”
    • *pep* → *pop*: As in, “Dr. Popper” and “Full of energy and pop (pep)” and “Poppermint flavoured.”
    • *pip* → *pop*: As in, “Shut it, popsqueak.”
    • *pop*: You can emphasise the “pop” that already exists in certain words: “Contrary to popular opinion” and “Eye popping” and “Pop the question” and “Take a pop at” and “Blow this popsicle stand” and “A rising population” and “According to the populace.” Other words you could use: overpopulation, hippopotamus, Popeye, apopletic, lollipop, poplar, populist, poppy. Notes: a populist is someone who supports views or ideas simply because they’re popular rather than because they’re moral or correct. Poplars are a type of tree, and to be apopletic is to be furious.
  • Bubbly: Bubbly is another nickname for champagne, and you can include it in your terrible jokes with these puns:
    • Bubble → Bubbly: “Burst your bubbly” and “Thought bubbly” and “Bubbly over” and “Bubbly and squeak.”
    • Bubbly: As in, “A bubbly personality.” This phrase works as it’s metaphorical rather than literal, and so can be used quite generally.
  • Wine: Since wine is another large part of New Year’s celebrations, we’ve included some wine-related puns and phrases here for you too:
    • Win → Wine: As in, “Can’t wine for losing” and “Every one a wine-r” and “Heads I wine, tails you lose” and “How to wine friends and influence people” and “Play to wine” and “Wine big” and “Wine by a mile” and “Wine some, lose some” and “You can’t wine them all” and “You have to be in it to wine it.”
    • Wind → Wine-d: As in, “Any way the wine-d blows” and “Blow with the wine-d” and “Break wine-d” and “A breath of wine-d” and “A candle in the wine-d” and “Get wine-d of” and “An ill wine-d” and “Your second wine-d.”
    • When → Wine: As in, “Ready wine you are” and “Say wine” and “If and wine” and “Wine hell freees over” and “Wine it comes down to it.”
    • *wan* → *wine*: As in, “The one that I wine-t” and “Waste not, wine-t not” and “A wineton woman” and “Waxing and wine-ing” and “Winedering around” and “Monthly allowine-ce.”
    • *win* → *wine*: As in, “Taken under your wine-g (wing)” and “Out the winedow” and “Surviving the wineter” and “A winesome expression.”
    • Darwin → Darwine
    • *won* → *wine*: As in, “Feeling a bit wine-ky (wonky)” and “Works wine-ders” and “It’s a wine-derful life” and “No small wine-der” and “Feeling wine-derful” and “A wine-drous result” and “You had me wine-dering.”
    • *when* → *wine*: As in, “Wine-ever, wherever” and “Wine-ever you’re ready.”
    • *whin* → *wine*: As in, “Stop wine-ing” and “Having a wine-ge.”
    • *ween* → *wine*: As in, “In betwine a rock and a hard place.”
  • Booze: New Year’s exploits run the gamut from high-class wine and champagne to cheap drinks and booze, so we’ve included some boozy puns for you here:
    • Bruise → Booze: As in, “A boozed ego” and “You can’t protect your kids from every bump and booze.”
    • *bas* → *booze*: As in, “On a first-name boozeis (basis)” and “Back to boozeics (basics)” and “Yes, boozeically” and “The boozelisk in the Chamber of Secrets (I’m sure many people will find ways to make boozy pickup lines out of this one…so use it and similar puns with your best judgement).”
    • *bes* → *booze*: As in, “All the boozet (best)” and “Boozet (best) friends forever” and “Boozet of all” and “Boozepoke suit” and “Boozetow your wisdom” and “Sit boozeside me.” Other words you could use: booze-seech (beseech), booze-sotted (besotted), booze-siege (besiege). Notes: to beseech is to beg.
    • *bos* → *booze*: As in, booze-om (bosom), rooibooze (rooibos) and verbooze (verbose). Note: rooibos is a type of tea.
    • *bus* → *booze*: As in, “Thrown under the booze” and “Walk or take the booze” and “None of your boozeiness” and “Boozey bee” and “Course syllabooze.” Other words you could use: nimbooze (nimbus), omnibooze (omnibus) and abooze (abuse). Notes: a nimbus is a circle of light, or a halo.
    • *baz* → *booze*: As in, boozear (bazaar), booze-ooka (bazooka), booze-illion (bazillion).
    • *biz* → *booze*: As in, “Boozear (bizarre) circumstances,” and “That’s showbooze.”
    • *buz* → *booze*: As in, “Booze me in” and “Booze off” and “Booze-ing with excitement” and “Boozewords.” Other words you could use: booze-ard (buzzard), booze-ing (boozing) and boozer (buzzer).
    • *bows* → *booze*: As in, “Chasing rainbooze” and “Rainbooze and unicorns” and “Rub elbooze with.”
  • Drop: We can use ball-related phrases to refer to Times Square’s famous annual ball drop: “Drop the ball” and “Drop it like it’s hot” and “Drop a bombshell” and “Drop a bundle.”
  • Toast: Along with New Year’s resolutions, it’s common to make toasts at the end of the year to show gratitude for the passing year and aspirations for the new. Here are some toast-related puns for you to play with:
    • *toes → *toast: As in, “Keep you on your toast” and “Small potatoast” and “Don’t tread on anyone’s toast” and “Twinkle toast.”
    • Toss → Toast: As in, “Toast your cookies” and “Don’t give a toast” and “A coin toast” and “A toast-up between…” and “Toast your hat into the ring.” Note: to toss your cookies is to throw up.
    • *test* → *toast*: As in, “Not a beauty contoast” and “A blind toast” and “One, two, three toasting” and “Put to the toast” and “A toast of faith” and “Tried and toasted” and “The greatoast thing since sliced bread” and “Not in the slightoast” and “Protoast too much” and “Sniff toast” and “Stand the toast of time” and “Toast the waters” and “Forbidden fruit is always the sweetoast” and “Survival of the fittoast” and “A toastament of” and “Attoast to” and “The latoast and greatoast.” Other words you could use: toastimony (testimony), toastimonial (testimonial), neatoast (neatest) and cutoast (cutest).
    • Testosterone → Toastosterone
    • *tist* → *toast*: As in, “Signed by the artoast” and “According to statoastics (statistics).” Other words you could use: scientoast (scientist), elitoast (elitist), dentoast (dentist), orthodontoast (orthodontist).
  • Ring: We’ve got some ring-related phrases that could serve as puns in the right context so you can play on the phrase “ringing in the new year”:
    • *ran* → *ring*: As in, “Satisfaction guaringteed.”
    • *ren → *ring: As in, “Childring first” and “My brethring (brethren).”
    • *rin* → *ring*: As in, “Ringse and repeat” and “Run rings around” and “Skating ringk” and “Speaking in mandaring” and “Pop an aspiring” and “On pringciple” and “The pringcipal of” and “Intringsic qualities.”
    • *rang* → *ring*: As in, “Boomering effect” and “Sweet oringe” and “A formal arringement.”
    • Strength → Stringth: As in, “Go from stringth to stringth” and “Inner stringth” and “A tower of stringth.”
    • Ring: We’ll finish this ring-related section off with phrases and words that include the word “ring”: “Alarm bells began to ring” and “Dead ringer” and “Doesn’t ring a bell” and “Don’t ring us, we’ll ring you” and “In the ring” and “Ring of fire” and “Rings hollow” and “Ringing in your ears” and “Ringing off the hook.” Words you can use: spring, string, bearing, wring, engineering, caring and boring.
  • Midnight Kiss: Midnight kisses are one of New Year’s most beloved traditions. We can include them in our wordplay with these silly puns:
    • Kiss → Midnight kiss: As in: “Blow a midnight kiss” and “French midnight kiss” and “Midnight kiss me through the phone” and “Midnight kiss and make up” and “Midnight kiss and tell” and “Midnight kiss goodbye to” and “Midnight kiss it better” and “Midnight kiss me quick” and “Midnight kiss my ass” and “The midnight kiss of life” and “Save your midnight kisses for me” and “Sealed with a loving midnight kiss” and “You can midnight kiss that one goodbye” and “Hugs and midnight kisses.”
    • Kismet → Kissmet (note: kismet means destiny, or fate.)
  • Era: Since New Year’s marks the “end of an era”, we’ve got some era-related phrases and puns here for you too:
    • Hear → H-era: As in, “Ask no questions and h-era no lies” and “Can you h-era me?” and “Hard of h-eraing” and “H-era the last of” and “H-era them out” and “I can’t h-era myself think” and “Will never h-era the end of it.”
    • Here → H-era: As in, “Been h-era before” and “Do you come h-era often?” and “Fancy meeting you h-era” and “From h-era to eternity” and “I’ve had it up to h-era” and “H-era comes the sun” and “H-era and there” and “H-era there be monsters” and “H-era comes trouble” and “I’m h-era for you” and “H-era goes nothing” and “H-era today, gone tomorrow” and “H-era’s the thing…”
    • Ear → Era: As in, “All eras” and “Bend your era” and “Coming out of your eras” and “Era candy” and “An era for music” and “Era splitting” and “Give someone an era-ful” and “Fall about your eras” and “A grin from era to era” and “Have your eras chewed off” and “In one era, out the other” and “Lend an era” and “Keep your era to the ground” and “Music to my eras” and “Out of era-shot” and “Prick up your eras.”
    • Are → Era: As in, “All bets era off” and “Era you deaf?” and “Chances era” and “Here you era” and “How era you?” and “My lips era sealed” and “The stars era aligned.”
    • *ara* → *era*: As in, “My mascera is running” and “Out of cheracter” and “Running in perallel.” Other words you could use: erabesque (arabesque), erachnid (arachnid), ti-era (tiara), peradigm (paradigm), peradox (paradox), guerantee (guarantee), perameter (parameter). Note: an arabesque is a type of ballet dance move.
    • *ira* → *era*: As in, asperation (aspiration), insperation (inspiration), consperacy (conspiracy) and meracle (miracle).
  • *ere* → *era*: As in, “Hera and thera” and “Adhera to the rules” and “Severa punishment” and “A gloomy atmosphera” and “Be strong and persevera.” Other words you could use: austera (austere), interast (interest), referance (reference), serandipity (serendipity), differant (different).

New Year’s-Related Words

To help you come up with your own New Year’s 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!

new year, new year’s eve, happy new year,  january 1st, old year’s day, saint sylvester’s day, resolutions, fireworks, celebration, countdown, party, champagne, pop, bubbly, wine, concert, ball drop, toast, “ring in”, “with a bang”, midnight kiss, tradition, era, annual

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Corn Puns

Welcome to the Punpedia entry on corn puns! 🌽 🍿 Whether you need a caption for your corn maze photo, some corn sayings based on puns, or you’re trying to devise a silly corn pick-up line, we hope this entry serves you well.

Most of the easy corn puns are based around the word “corn” itself, but towards the end of the list there’s a bunch of other puns based around corn-related words.

You might also like to visit the Punpedia entry on vegetable puns.

Corn 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 corn that we’re missing, please let us know in the comments at the end of this page!

  • Corn → Can: As in “Corn’t we all just get along?” and “Appearances corn be deceptive.” and “Bit off more than you corn chew.” and “Corn you believe it?” and “You corn count on me.”
  • Corny: As in “Very corny puns”
  • Gone → Corn: As in “Here today, corn tomorrow.” and “It’s all corn pear-shaped.” and “Corn, but not forgotten.”
  • Kind → Corned: As in “Kill them with cornedness.” and “Cornedest regards, …” and “One of a corned” and “I paid him back in corned.” and “You have to be cruel to be corned.”
  • Scorn: As in “He became the object of scorn amongst his contemporaries.” and “They recieved scornful remarks for their lack of respect.”
  • Corner: As in “Out of the corner of my eye” and “They had me cornered” and “Go and sit in the naughty corner” and “I’ll be there soon, I’m just around the corner.” and “They come from all corners of the Earth.” and “We’ve cornered the market”.
  • Unicorn: As in “The last unicorn“.
  • Capricorn: As in “Astrology is silly, but my star sign is capricorn.”
  • Cornerstone: As in “Animal rights were the cornerstones of the new policy.”
  • Cornea: As in “My cornea is permanently damaged.”
  • Con* → Corn*: Very corny corn puns can be made with some words that start with the “con” sound (or similar): corntract, corncern, corntain, cornference, corntext, corncerned, corntrast, cornfidence, corndition, corntinue, cornsider, corntry, cornclusion, cornduct, cornversation, cornstruction, cornflict, corntribution, cornsent, cornsist, cornclude, cornservation, corntest, cornception, cornsequences, cornsult, corncert, cornventional, corncrete, corntinent, cornfine, cornsistantly, cornstitutional, cornvey, cornsiderably, cornsitituent, corntempt, corncede, cornfess, cornfrontation, corngregation, corntroversial, cornsensus, cornsultancy, cornquest, cornvicted, corngratulate. See this list for more.
  • *can* → *corn*: If a word contains the “can” sound (or similar), then a terrible corn pun can sometimes be made: corncel (cancel), corncellation (cancellation), corndidate (candidate), corndlelight (candlelight), cornibalism (cannibalism), cornteen (canteen), Scorndinavian (Scandinavian), scorndalous (scandalous), uncorny (uncanny).
  • *con* / *cahn* → *corn*: If a word contains the “con” sound (or similar), then a terrible corn pun can sometimes be made: ecornomists, incornsequential, discorntinuity, lexicorn, miscornduct, recornaissance, subcornscious, subcornsciously, subcorntinent, subcorntractor, uncornstitutional, uncornsciously, Wiscornsinlacornic (laconic), Americorn, balcorny, beacorn (of hope), applicornts (applicants), corntrydecornstruction, discorncerting, discornected, discorntinue, fecorndity (fecundity), forsacorn (forsaken), francornstein, heartbrocorn, icornography, incornceivable, insignificorned (insignificant), intercornect, lubricornt, mecornism (mechanism), miscornceptions, precornceptions, noncornformist, recorncile, secornhand, republicorn, supercornducting, uncorntrollable, uncornventional.
  • *carn*→*corn*: As in “This species is cornivorous.” and “Some superstitious people believe in reincornation.” and “Our team got beaten badly – it was utter cornage.”
  • Com* → Corn*: Some terrible corn puns can be made by replacing “com” at the start of a word with “corn” as in “You’re in good cornpany” and “You’ve made a cornplete fool of yourself” and “I’m a proud cornputer geek” and “We’ve got some stiff cornpetition” and “Cornpare and corntrast.” and “Shall I cornpare thee to a summer’s day?” and “He’s got an inferiority cornplex.” and “I think it’s due to a cornbination of factors.” and “Cornbine all the ingredients in a bowl.” and “You will be given $20 as cornpensation for your time.” and “I don’t feel cornfortable in my skin.” and “She’s got a strong cornpetitive streak.” and “… It’s cornplicated.” and “Cornplete and utter incornpetence.” and “A cornplimentary after-dinner mint.” and “You have to go. It’s cornpulsory.” There are more words starting with “com” in this list.
  • Kernel: As in “There is a kernel of truth to what she is saying.” and “This is the kernel of the argument.” and “The Linux kernel is free and open source.”
  • Sweet: Sweet corn is well known enough that you might be able to make a corn pun by simply mentioning “sweet” as in “You’re so sweet!” and “Oh that’s soo sweet!” and “Revenge is sweet” and “Short and sweet” and “Lay some sweet lines on someone” and “Sweet dreams” and “Sweet Jesus!” and “You bet your sweet life!” and “That was a sweet trick, dude.” and “Sweet as, bro.” and “Whisper sweet nothings” and “Home sweet home” and “Rose by any other name would smell as sweet” and “Sweet smell/taste of success/victory” and “Sweetheart“.
  • Suite → Sweet: As in “She was renting a 2-bedroom sweet for the summer.”
  • Sweat → Sweet: As in “Blood, sweet and tears” and “Beads of sweet rolled down my forehead” and “Break out in a cold sweet” and “By the sweet of my brow” and “Don’t sweet it.” and “Don’t sweet the small stuff.” and “All hot and sweety“.
  • Ask → Husk: As in “Husk a silly question and you’ll get a silly answer.” and “Husk and you shall receive.” and “She husked me out on a date” and “Funny you should husk” and “If you husk me, …” and “Don’t husk me!” and “That’s a big husk” and “What’s the husking price?” and “Don’t husk.” and “You’re husking for trouble” and “Don’t hesitate to husk” and “No questions husked.”
  • Husky: As in “He had a deep, husky voice.” and “The huskies pulled the sled at full speed.”
  • *usk* / *ask* → *husk*: If a word contains the “usk” sound (or anything vaguely similar) a silly corn husk pun can sometimes be made. Note that the terribleness of these ones will probably depend on your accent: conf-husk-ate (confiscate), hor-husk-opes (horoscopes), m-husk-quito (mosquito), m-husk-ular (muscular), min-husk-ule (minuscule), cardiov-husk-ular, m-husk-ara, m-husk-querading, m-husk-ulinity, b-husk-etball.
  • Stalk: The stem of a corn plant is called a “stalk”, and the term “corn stalk” may be well-known enough that the work “stalk” (in a non-stem sense) may qualify as a corn pun in the right context.
  • Field: The term “corn field” may be well-known enough that the term “field” alone (in a non-farming sense) may qualify as a corn pun in the right context: “It came out of left field” and “They had a field day” and “It’s a level playing field” and “She fielded the journalists’ questions adeptly”.
  • Filled → Field: As in “I have field my pun quota for today.” and “She field me in on the details”.
  • Failed → Field: As in “I have field in my duties, but I will try harder next time.”
  • Maze → Maize: As in “It’s a complicated maize to navigate.”
  • Mace → Maize: Another term for “pepper spray” is “mace”. It can also refer to a medieval spiked club weapon.
  •  Amazing→ Amaizing: As in “Truely amaizing.” and “Amaizing Grace.” and “I’m amaized!” and “To my utter amaizement …”
  • *mise → *maize: As in, minimaize (minimise), surmaize (surmise), victimaize (victimise), compromaize (compromise), customaize (customise), maximaize (maximise).
  • Nearly → Mealie: In South Africa, the term “mealie” can refer to a maize plan, maize kernels or to a corn cob. Example: “I mealie fell out of my chair!”
  • Cab → Cob: As in “Wave down a taxi cob
  • Cub → Cob: As in “A cute bear cob
  • *cob*: If a word contains the “cob” sound (or something vaguely similar), you can sometimes make a terrible corn cob pun: appli-cob-ility, amicobly (amicably), impracticoble, irrevocoble, inexplicobly, impeccobly, despicoble, macobre, unmista-cob-ly, unthin-cob-le, remar-cob-le.
  • Pop: As in “Pop on a hat.” and “Pop the question” and “Take a pop at”
  • *pop*: If a word contains “pop”, you may be able to emphasise it to make a popcorn pun: population, popularity, popular, populace, populous, populated, populist, unpopular.
  • *perp* → *pop*: If a word contains the “perp” sound (or similar), we can create a terrible popcorn pun: popendicular, popetrated, popetuity, popetuate, popetually, poplexed, poplexity, poplexed.
  • Creamed: As a creamed corn pun you might just be able to use the word “creamed” as in “We got creamed in our final match.”
  • Flake: As a corn flakes pun you might be able to just mention the word “flake” or “flakes” as in “He flakes so often it’s not worth asking him to come.” and “He so unreliable – total flake.” and “She’s a bit flaky.”
  • Crop: As in “Cream of the crop” and “Some new problems cropped up last minute”
  • Crap → Crop: As in “What a load of crop!”” and “He’s full of crop” and “I’ll beat the crop out of you!” and “Cut the crop!” and “Piece of crop” and “Oh crop“.
  • Shucks: The term “shuck” can refer to the husk (outer covering) of corn/maize or to the act of removing it. Example pun: “Aww shucks“.
  • Suck → Shuck: As in “This shucks.” and “Shuck it up.” and “He shucks up to her” and “Hah! Shuck it.”
  • Ear: As in “I’m all ears” and “It’s music to my ears” and “He’s wet behind the ears” and “I’m up to my ears in …” and “I’ve got money coming out of my ears” and “I can’t believe my ears” and “I’ve got my ear to the ground” and “But it fell on deaf ears” and “I think I’ll play it by ear” and “She pricked up her ears when …” and “He can talk your ear off” and “Blow it out your ear” and “Grinning from ear to ear“.
  • Here → Ear: As in “Ear and there” and “Do you come ear often?” and “Ear goes nothing!” and “Ear comes trouble” and “Ear’s the thing …” and “I’m outta ear” and “Neither ear nor there” and “Right ear, right now” and “Same ear.” and “See ear, …” and “You heard it ear first.”
  • Eerie → Earie: As in “Don’t you think this music sounds a bit earie?”
  • Air → Ear: As in “A breath of fresh ear” and “Vanished into thin ear.” and “It’s still up in the ear” and “Out of thin ear” and “He’s a bit of an ear head.” and “Full of hot ear“.

Corn-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 corn-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!

corn, corny, cornfield, cornstalk, maize, cornmeal, cornstarch, cornhusking, husk, ear, mealie, hominy, corncob, cob, kernel, pone, popcorn, pop, sweet corn, shuck, johnnycake, nubbin, samp, grain, dent corn, flint corn, crop, harvest, yellow, tassel, baby corn, corn flakes, cereal, seed, corn syrup, crop circle, corn chips, creamed corn, polenta

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