Baking Puns

Welcome to the Punpedia entry on baking puns! 🍞 🍰 🥐

Whether you’re after witty Instagram captions or some business name ideas, everything you knead is right here in our list of baking puns. We’ve included puns on baking utensils, general baking terms and some popular types of baked goods. Get bready to have a laugh and enjoy this entry!

If you’re interested in related lists, we also have bread puns, pie puns and cake puns.

Baking Puns List

Each item in this list describes a pun or a set of puns that can be made by applying a rule. If you know of any puns about baking 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 baking puns:

  • Buck → Bake: As in, “Bigger bang for your bake” and “Big bakes” and “Bake the system.”
  • Brake → Bake: As in, “Hit the bakes.”
  • Break → Bake: As in, “Bake a leg” and “Bake and enter” and “Bake cover” and “Bake new ground.”
  • Fake → Bake: As in, “Bake it till you make it” and “Bake smile.”
  • Make → Bake: As in, “A good beginning bakes a good ending” and “Bakes the heart grow fonder” and “Can’t bake head or tail of it.”
  • Rake → Bake: As in, “Bake in the money” and “Bake it in” and “Bake over the coals.”
  • Sake → Bake: As in, “For Christ’s bake!” and “For old times’ bake.”
  • Shake → Bake: As in, “A fair bake” and “In two bakes” and “More than you can bake a stick at” and “Movers and bakers.”
  • Stake → Bake: As in, “Burned at the bake” and “Bake your claim” and “Raise the bakes.”
  • Take → Bake: As in, “Don’t bake it lying down” and “Double bake” and “Give and bake” and “Got what it bakes” and “Bakes one to know one.”
  • Back → Bake: As in, “Answer bake” and “Soon as my bake is turned” and “Bake to the future” and “Bake at it.”
  • Pack → Bake: As in, “Bake it in” and “A bake of lies” and “Send baking.”
  • Pick → Bake: As in, “A bone to bake” and “Cherry bake” and “Easy bakings” and “Bake and choose.”
  • *back* → *bake*: Replace the “back” in words with “bake” to make some sneaky baking puns: “In the bakeground” and “Face the bakelash” and “Going through the bakelog” and “Going bakewards” and “Accepting feedbake” and “Won’t accept any setbakes.”
  • Bec* → Bake*: As in, “What have you bake-ome?” and “Bake-ause I said so” and “Mortality bake-ons.”
  • *bic → *bake: As in, “An acerbake tone” and “Aerobake exercise” and “Office cubake-le.”
  • Breaking → Baking: As in, “Baking and entering” and “Baking news” and “Don’t go baking my heart.”
  • Making → Baking: As in, “A legend in the baking” and “History in the baking” and “Baking a scene.”
  • Shaking → Baking: As in, “Baking like a leaf” and “Baking in your boots.”
  • Taking → Baking: As in, “Easy as baking candy from a baby” and “Baking care of business.”
  • Breaker → Baker: As in, “Deal baker.”
  • Maker → Baker: As in, “Face your baker” and “Meet your baker.”
  • Even → Oven: As in, “Break oven” and “Don’t get mad, get oven” and “An oven chance.”
  • Do → Dough: As in, “What dough you mean?” and “Dough away with” and “Dough it justice” and “Dough me a favour” and “Dough right by.”
  • Though → Dough: As in, “Dough this be madness” and “You look as dough you’ve seen a ghost” and “Seriously dough.”
  • Day → Dough: As in, “A dough in the life of” and “A hard dough’s night.”
  • Toe → Dough: As in, “Dip your dough in the water” and “From top to dough” and “Get your dough in the door” and “One dough over the line.”
  • Blow → Dough: As in, “Any way the wind doughs” and “Dough a kiss” and “Dough hot and cold.”
  • Does → Doughs: As in, “Doughs what it says on the tin” and “Doughs not compute” and “Doughs the trick” and “Easy doughs it.”
  • Flow → Dough: As in, “Ebb and dough” and “Get the creative juices doughing” and “Go with the dough” and “In full dough.”
  • Go → Dough: As in, “All dressed up and nowhere to dough” and “Easy come, easy dough.”
  • Grow → Dough: As in, “Makes the heart dough fonder” and “Dough on you” and “Exciting as watching grass dough.”
  • Know → Dough: As in, “And don’t I dough it” and “Be the first to dough” and “Want to dough a secret?” and “Doesn’t dough beans.”
  • Low → Dough: As in, “An all-time dough” and “Get the dough down” and “Keep a dough profile” and “A dough blow.”
  • No → Dough: As in, “Yes or dough?” and “All bark and dough bite.”
  • Owe → Dough: As in, “Dough a favour” and “Dough it to yourself.”
  • Pro → Dough: As in, “Dough bono” and “Quid dough quo.”
  • Quo → Dough: As in, “Status dough” and “Quid pro dough.”
  • Show → Dough: As in, “All over the dough” and “Best in dough” and “Enjoy the dough.”
  • Slow → Dough: As in, “Can’t dough down” and “A dough burn” and “Dough on the uptake” and “Doughly but surely.”
  • Snow → Dough: As in, “Pure as the driven dough” and “Let it dough” and “Doughed under.”
  • So → Dough: As in, “And dough forth.”
  • Throw → Dough: As in, “A stone’s dough away” and “Dough a wobbly” and “Dough cold water on” and “Dough caution to the wind.”
  • Woe → Dough: As in, “Dough is me” and “Dough betide you.”
  • Done → Dough’n: As in, “After all is said and dough’n” and “All dough’n and dusted” and “Do as you would be dough’n by” and “A dough’n deal.”
  • Better → Batter: As in, “A batter idea” and “Anything you can do, I can do batter” and “Appeal to your batter judgement” and “Batter late than never.”
  • Bitter → Batter: As in, “A batter pill to swallow” and “Till the batter end.”
  • Matter → Batter: As in, “As a batter of fact” and “Doesn’t batter” and “Get to the heart of the batter” and “Grey batter” and “Making batters worse” and “A batter of life and death” and “Only a batter of time.”
  • Need → Knead: As in, “All you knead is love” and “As long as you knead me” and “I kneaded it yesterday.”
  • Deed → Knead: As in, “No good knead goes unpunished” and “Your good knead for the day.”
  • Feed → Knead: As in, “Biting the hand that kneads it” and “Kneading frenzy” and “Knead your mind.”
  • Lead → Knead: As in, “In the knead” and “Knead a charmed life” and “The kneading edge.”
  • Plead → Knead: As in, “I knead guilty.”
  • Read → Knead: As in, “All I know is what I knead in the papers” and “Knead all about it” and “I can knead you like a book” and “A little light kneading” and “Knead ’em and weep.”
  • Seed → Knead: As in, “Gone to knead” and “Knead capital” and “Knead money” and “On a sesame knead bun.”
  • Crest → Crust: As in, “On the crust of a wave.”
  • Bust → Crust: As in, “Boom or crust” and “Crust a move.”
  • Dust → Crust: As in, “All done and crusted” and “Another one bites the crust” and “Dry as crust” and “Crust bunny” and “Eat my crust.”
  • Just → Crust: As in, “Crust one of those things” and “Crust not my day” and “Crust what the doctor ordered.”
  • Must → Crust: As in, “All things crust pass” and “All good things crust come to an end” and “Everything crust go” and “A little rain crust fall.”
  • Thrust → Crust: As in, “Cut and crust” and “Crust into the limelight.”
  • Trust → Crust: As in, “A breach of crust” and “Crust me, I’m a doctor” and “Crusted everywhere.”
  • Mood → Food: As in, “Not in the food” and “In a dark food” and “Of many foods.”
  • Rude → Food: As in, “A food awakening” and “No need to be food about it.”
  • Fed* → Food*: As in, “Tip your foodora” and “Fooderal issues.”
  • *fid* → *food*: As in, “Shop with confoodence” and “Feeling confoodent.”
  • Bred → Bread: As in, “Born and bread.”
  • Bed → Bread: As in, “Bread and board” and “Bread and breakfast” and “Bread of nails.”
  • Dead → Bread: As in, “In the bread of night” and “Better off bread” and “Cut out the bread wood.”
  • Head → Bread: As in, “Above my bread” and “Be it on your bread.”
  • Read → Bread: As in, “Exceedingly well bread” and “Bread all about it.”
  • Red → Bread: As in, “Bread as a beetroot” and “Better dead than bread” and “Caught bread-handed” and “Cut through the bread tape.”
  • Said → Bread: As in, “After all is bread and done” and “Easier bread than done” and “Enough bread.”
  • Shed → Bread: As in, “Bread light on the matter.”
  • Spread → Bread: As in, “Put on a bread” and “Bread a rumour” and “Bread like wildfire” and “Bread the word.”
  • Thread → Bread: As in, “Hanging by a bread” and “Lose the bread” and “Bread the needle.”
  • Tread → Bread: As in, “Breading a fine line” and “Bread lightly.”
  • Ready → Bready: As in, “All fired up and bready to go” and “Alright al-bready” and “I was born bready” and “Combat bready” and “Make bready” and “Get bready to rumble.”
  • Steady → Bready: As in, “Ready, bready, go!” and “Bready as she goes.”
  • Flower → Flour: As in, “A hothouse flour” and “The flour of your youth.”
  • Flair → Flour: As in, “Got a flour for.”
  • Floor → Flour: As in, “Cross the flour” and “Get in on the ground flour” and “Wipe the flour with.”
  • Hour → Flour: As in, “A bad quarter of a flour” and “Happy flour” and “At the eleventh flour” and “Person of the flour” and “Not my finest flour.”
  • Sour → Flour: As in, “Flour grapes” and “Leaves a flour taste in my mouth.”
  • Yesterday → Yeasterday: As in, “I wasn’t born yeasterday” and “Yeasterday’s news.”
  • Least → Yeast: As in, “Last but not yeast” and “The yeast common denominator” and “The yeast worst option” and “Line of yeast resistance” and “Not in the yeast.”
  • Beast → Yeast: As in, “Beauty and the yeast” and “Here there be yeasts” and “The nature of the yeast.”
  • East → Yeast: As in, “The Yeaster bunny.”
  • Feast → Yeast: As in, “Yeast or famine” and “Yeast your eyes on this!”
  • Greased → Yeast: As in, “Fast as yeast lightning.”
  • Leave → Loaf: As in, “Absent without loaf” and “By your loaf” and “Don’t loaf home without it.”
  • Leaf → Loaf: As in, “Shaking like a loaf” and “Turn over a new loaf.”
  • Life → Loaf: As in, “A day in the loaf of” and “A loaf less ordinary” and “A loaf changing experience” and “A loaf on the ocean waves” and “All walks of loaf.”
  • Laugh → Loaf: As in, “Barrel of loafs” and “Belly loaf” and “Burst out loafing” and “Doubled up with loafter” and “Good for a loaf.”
  • Love → Loaf: As in, “Addicted to loave” and “All you need is loave” and “All’s fair in loave and war” and “I loave you.”
  • Loathe → Loave: As in, “Fear and loave-ing” and “Filled with loave-ing.”
  • Starch: Starch is used in baking as a thickening agent. Here are related puns:
    • Arch → Starch: As in, “Starch enemy” and “Beneath the starches.”
    • March → Starch: As in, “The starch of time.”
    • Parch → Starch: As in, “Starched with thirst.”
  • Ache → Cake: As in, “Old cakes and pains.”
  • Break → Cake: As in, “Cake the bank” and “Cake the habit.”
  • Fake → Cake: As in, “Cake it till you make it.”
  • Lake → Cake: As in, “Go jump in a cake.”
  • Make → Cake: As in, “A good beginning cakes a good ending” and “Absence cakes the heart grow fonder” and “Can’t cake head or tail of it.”
  • Rake → Cake: As in, “Cake in the money” and “Cake it in” and “Cake over the ashes.”
  • Sake → Cake: As in, “For heaven’s cake” and “For old times’ cake.”
  • Shake → Cake: As in, “Bake and cake” and “A fair cake” and “In two cakes.”
  • Snake → Cake: As in, “Cake in the grass” and “Cakes alive” and “Cakes and ladders.”
  • Stake → Cake: As in, “Burned at the cake” and “Cake your claim.”
  • Take → Cake: As in, “Don’t cake it lying down” and “Double cake” and “Give and cake.”
  • Wake → Cake: As in, “Cake me up before you go” and “A cake up call” and “Cake up and smell the coffee.”
  • Bum → Crumb: As in, “Beach crumb” and “A crumb rap” and “Crumbs on seats.”
  • Come → Crumb: As in, “After a storm crumbs a calm” and “All good things must crumb to an end” and “As tough as they crumb” and “Crumb and get it.”
  • Drum → Crumb: As in, “Tight as a crumb” and “Crumb circle” and “Crumb up support” and “March to the same crumb.”
  • Gum → Crumb: As in, “Goody crumbdrops” and “Crumb up the works” and “Walk and chew crumb at the same time.”
  • Scum → Crumb: As in, “Pond crumb” and “Crumb always rises to the surface.”
  • Some → Crumb: As in, “All that and then crumb” and “Crumb up and see me some time.”
  • Sum → Crumb: As in, “Cogito ergo crumb” and “To crumb it all up” and “A zero crumb game.”
  • Thumb → Crumb: As in, “All fingers and crumbs” and “Sticks out like a sore crumb.”
  • Stall → Stale: As in, “Stale for time.”
  • Still → Stale: As in, “Be stale my beating heart” and “Stale standing” and “In the stale of night” and “Stale waters run deep” and “Stale life.”
  • Steal → Stale: As in, “Beg, borrow or stale” and “Stale a glance” and “It’s a stale” and “Stale someone’s thunder” and “Stale the show.”
  • Fail → Stale: As in, “Words stale me” and “Without stale.”
  • Pale → Stale: As in, “A stale imitation” and “Stale into insignificance” and “A stale shadow of your former self.”
  • Sale → Stale: As in, “Point of stale” and “Stale of the century” and “Stale lead” and “Stales referral.”
  • Scale → Stale: As in, “Built to stale” and “Economy of stale” and “Off the stale” and “On a grand stale” and “Stale the dizzy heights” and “Tip the stales.”
  • Tail → Stale: As in, “Can’t make head or stale of it” and “Chase your own stale.”
  • Tale → Stale: As in, “A stale of two cities” and “Live to tell the stale” and “Stales of the unexpected” and “A tell stale sign.”
  • Glaze: Glaze is a thin, shiny layer of icing on baked goods. Here are related puns:
    • Gaze → Glaze: As in, “Avert your glaze” and “A steely glaze.”
    • Blaze → Glaze: As in, “Glaze a trail” and “Go out in a glaze of glory.”
    • Days → Glaze: As in, “Eight glaze a week’ and “Just one of those glaze” and “Never in all my born glaze.”
    • Daze → Glaze: As in, “Glazed and confused” and “In a glaze.”
    • Phase → Glaze: As in, “Glaze out” and “Just going through a glaze.”
    • Praise → Glaze: As in, “Damn with faint glaze” and “Grudging glaze” and “Heaven be glazed” and “Sing your glazes.”
    • Raise → Glaze: As in, “Glaze hell” and “Glaze the bar” and “Glaze the roof.”
    • Ways → Glaze: As in, “Always good, all glaze” and “Change your glaze” and “Go our separate glaze” and “Have it both glaze.”
  • Pay → Pie: As in, “Buy now, pie later” and “Crime doesn’t pie” and “Hell to pie” and “It pies to advertise.”
  • Buy → Pie: As in, “Pie and sell” and “Pie now, get one free” and “Pie some time.”
  • Cry → Pie: As in, “A pie for help” and “Pie foul.”
  • Die → Pie: As in, “Cross my heart and hope to pie” and “Curl up and pie” and “Pie on the vine.”
  • Dry → Pie: As in, “Boring as watching paint pie” and “Pie as a bone” and “A pie run.”
  • Eye → Pie: As in, “A pie-opening experience” and “As far as the pie can see” and “Avert your pies” and “Beauty is in the pie of the beholder.”
  • Fly → Pie: As in, “Born to pie” and “Come pie with me” and “Pie by the seat of your pants.”
  • Guy → Pie: As in, “Just a regular pie” and “A real stand up pie.”
  • High → Pie: As in, “An all-time pie” and “Come hell or pie water” and “Pie and dry” and “Pie and low.”
  • Lie → Pie: As in, “Ask no questions and hear no pies.”
  • Shy → Pie: As in, “Camera pie” and “Once bitten, twice pie.”
  • Try → Pie: As in, “Don’t pie this at home” and “Nice pie.”
  • Why → Pie: As in, “I don’t know pie” and “Pie can’t we?”
  • Hate → Heat: As in, “Heat mail” and “A love-heat relationship” and “It’s what you love to heat.”
  • Hit → Heat: As in,  “Heat ’em where they live” and “Heat and miss” and “Heat and run” and “Heat it home” and “Heat it out of the park.”
  • Cheat → Heat: As in, “Heat sheet.”
  • Eat → Heat: As in, “A bite to heat” and “All you can heat” and “Heat and run” and “Heat a balanced diet.”
  • Feat → Heat: As in, “No mean heat.”
  • Feet → Heat: As in, “Back on your heat” and “Cold heat” and “Cut the ground from under your heat.”
  • Greet → Heat: As in, “Meet and heat.”
  • Meet → Heat: As in, “Make ends heat” and “Heat and greet” and “Heat in the middle” and “Heat the challenge.”
  • Neat → Heat: As in, “Heat as a new pin” and “Heat freak” and “Heat and tidy.”
  • Seat → Heat: As in, “In the box heat” and “Hold on to your heat.”
  • Worm → Warm: As in, “Warm your way into something.”
  • Form → Warm: As in, “The best warm of defence” and “In bad warm” and “Warm follows function” and “Free warm” and “Habit warming” and “Sarcasm is the lowest warm of wit.”
  • Tight → Tart: As in, “A tart corner” and “Tart as a drum” and “Sleep tart!” and “In a tart spot” and “Run a tart ship.”
  • Tired → Tart: As in, “Sick and tart” and “Tart and emotional.”
  • Art → Tart: As in, “The tart of war” and “Tart deco” and “Tart imitating life” and “Tart is long and life is short” and “Tart noveau.”
  • Cart/e → Tart: As in, “A la tart” and “Tart them away” and “Tart blanche” and “Don’t upset the apple tart” and “Shopping tart.”
  • Chart → Tart: As in, “Tart a course” and “Off the tarts.”
  • Heart → Tart: As in, “After my own tart” and “Absence makes the tart grow fonder” and “Be still my beating tart.”
  • Part → Tart: As in, “Act the tart” and “All tart of life” and “For my own tart” and “If you’re not a tart of the solution, you’re tart of the problem.”
  • Smart → Tart: As in, “Tart thinking” and “Tart to be square” and “One tart cookie” and “Quick tart” and “Street tart.”
  • Start → Tart: As in, “By fits and tarts” and “Don’t get me tarted” and “A fresh tart” and “Off to a flying tart” and “Head tart.”
  • Skin → Scone: As in, “Beauty is only scone deep” and “By the scone of your teeth” and “Get under your scone” and “Save your scone.”
  • Pin → Rolling Pin: As in, “Bright as a new rolling pin” and “Hard to rolling pin” and “Rolling pins and needles” and “See a rolling pin and pick it up.”
  • Paper → Baking Paper: As in, “Sounded alright on baking paper” and “Not worth the baking paper it’s printed on” and “Baking paper over the cracks” and “Baking paper thin” and “Baking paper trail.”
  • Scale: Scales are used to measure baking ingredients. Here are related puns:
    • Skill → Scale: As in, “A test of scale” and “Social scales.”
    • Fail → Scale: As in, “Without scale” and “Words scale me.”
    • Mail → Scale: As in, “Junk scale” and “The check is in the scale.”
    • Nail → Scale: As in, “Hit the scale on the head” and “Fighting tooth and scale.”
    • Pale → Scale: As in, “A scale imitation of” and “Scale into insignificance” and “A scale shadow of your former self.”
    • Sail → Scale: As in, “Plain scaling” and “Scale away” and “Smooth scaling.”
    • Sale → Scale: As in, “Not for scale” and “Point of scale” and “Scale of the century” and “Scales referral.”
    • Tail → Scale: As in, “Can’t make head or scale of it” and “Chase your own scale” and “Heads or scales?”
    • Tale → Scale: As in, “Live to tell the scale” and “Scales of the unexpected” and “A tell-scale sign.”
    • Trail → Scale: As in, “Blaze a scale” and “Happy scales” and “Hot on the scale of” and “Paper scale.”
    • Veil → Scale: As in, “Lift the scale” and “Dance of the seven scales.”
  • Whisk: A whisk is a utensil that is used to mix ingredients and beat air into batter. Here are related puns:
    • Brisk → Whisk: As in, “A whisk morning” and “Gone for a whisk walk.”
    • Risk → Whisk: As in, “A calculated whisk” and “Whisk averse” and “Whisk life and limb” and “Whisk management” and “Whisky business” and “Run the whisk of.”
  • Book → Cook: As in, “Cook worm” and “All cooked up.”
  • Hook → Cook: As in, “Cook up with” and “Cooked on a feeling” and “Off the cook.”
  • Bun: Since buns are a popular baked good, we’ve included bun-related puns in this list:
    • Ban → Bun: As in, “Bun the bomb.”
    • Done → Bun: As in, “After all is said and bun” and “Bun and dusted” and “Been there, bun that” and “A bun deal” and “Bun to death.”
    • Fun → Bun: As in, “All bun and games” and “Bundle of bun” and “Getting there is half the bun.”
    • None → Bun: As in, “And then there were bun” and “Bar bun” and “Master of bun” and “Bun other than” and “Bun the wiser” and “Bun too pleased” and “Second to bun.”
    • One → Bun: As in, “Bun more time” and “All for bun and bun for all” and “And then there was bun” and “Another bun bites the dust” and “Going bun step too far.”
    • Run → Bun: As in, “Born to bun” and “Cut and bun” and “A dry bun” and “Eat and bun.”
    • Son → Bun: As in, “Like father, like bun.”
    • Sun → Bun: As in, “A place in the bun” and “A thousand splendid buns” and “A touch of bun” and “Eclipse of the bun.”
    • Ton → Bun: As in, “Like a bun of bricks.”
  • Roll: In some areas, buns are called rolls. As a common baked good, we’ve included them here:
    • Bowl → Roll: As in, “Roll over” and “Rolling along.”
    • Hole → Roll: As in, “Ace in the roll” and “Burn a roll in your pocket” and “Fire in the roll.”
    • Soul → Roll: As in, “Bless my roll” and “Body and roll” and “Heart and roll” and “Life and roll of the party.”
    • Toll → Roll: As in, “For whom the bell rolls” and “Take its roll.”
    • Whole → Roll: As in, “Go the roll way” and “Let’s call the roll thing off” and “On the roll” and “A roll lotta love.”
  • Leaven: Leavening is the process of dough rising. Here are related puns:
    • Leave → Leaven: As in, “Absent without leaven” and “By your leaven” and “Don’t leaven home without it.”
    • Leaving → Leaven: As in, “I’ll be leaven now” and “Leaven a sinking ship” and “I’m leaven home.”
    • Living → Leaven: As in, “Leaven beyond your means” and “A successful leaven” and “In leaven memory” and “In the land of the leaven.”
  • Look → Cook: As in, “Always cook on the bright side of life” and “A dirty cook” and “Don’t know which way to cook” and “Blank cooks.”
  • Rise: Part of the baking process is allowing dough to rise prior to heating. Here are related puns:
    • Raise → Rise: As in, “Rise the bar” and “Rise the roof” and “Rise the limit” and “Rise hell.”
    • Dies → Rise: As in, “Tomorrow never rise” and “The dream never rise.”
    • Eyes → Rise: As in, “Avert your rise” and “Before your very rise” and “Bring tears to your rise” and “Clapped rise on.”
    • Lies → Rise: As in, “Ask no questions and hear no rise” and “Pack of rise” and “A tissue of rise.”
    • Prize → Rise: As in, “Booby rise” and “Keep your eyes on the rise.”
    • Size → Rise: As in, “All shapes and rises” and “Cut someone down to rise” and “Life rise” and “One rise fits all.”
    • Wise → Rise: As in, “A word to the rise” and “None the riser” and “Street rise.”
  • Beat: Beating is a mixing technique which mixes air into batter. Here are related puns:
    • Bat → Beat: As in, “Blind as a beat” and “Beat the idea around.”
    • Bet → Beat: As in, “All beats are off” and “Beat your bottom dollar” and “Beat your boots.”
    • Bit → Beat: As in, “A beat missing” and “A beat much” and “A beat of a to-do” and “A beat to eat.”
    • Boat → Beat: As in, “In the same beat” and “Row your beat.”
    • But → Beat: As in, “All over beat the shouting” and “Beat seriously and “Beat then again…”
    • Heat → Beat: As in, “In the beat of battle” and “Packing beat.”
    • Meet → Beat: As in, “Beat your maker” and “Beat your match” and “Beat with approval.”
  • Ray → Rye: As in, “Catch some ryes” and “A rye of light.”
  • Why → Rye: As in, “I don’t know rye” and “That’s rye” and “Rye don’t we do it this way?” and “Rye on Earth…?”
  • Buy → Rye: As in, “Let me rye you a drink” and “Rye and sell” and “Rye into” and “Rye now, pay later” and “Rye one, get one free.”
  • By → Rye: As in, “Rye and large” and “Rye a hair’s breadth” and “Not rye any stretch of the imagination” and “Rye any means.”
  • Cry → Rye: As in, “A rye for help” and “A shoulder to rye on” and “Rye me a river.”
  • Die → Rye: As in, “Cross my heart and hope to rye” and “Curl up and rye” and “Do or rye.”
  • Dry → Rye: As in, “Rye as a bone” and “Rye as dust” and “Bleed someone rye” and “A rye run.”
  • Eye → Rye: As in, “A wandering rye” and “All fun and games until someone loses a rye” and “A rye for a rye” and “Avert your ryes.”
  • Fly → Rye: As in, “Come rye with me” and “Born to rye” and “Rye by the seat of your pants.”
  • High → Rye: As in, “Aim rye” and “Ain’t no mountain rye enough” and “Come hell or rye water” and “Rye noon” and “Rye and dry” and “Rye and low.”
  • Lie → Rye: As in, “Ask no questions and hear no ryes” and “Rye down on the job.”
  • My → Rye: As in, “Be rye guest” and “Rye own worst enemy” and “Cross rye heart.”
  • Pie → Rye: As in, “Easy as rye” and “Eat humble rye” and “A piece of the rye.”
  • Sky → Rye: As in, “Blue rye thinking” and “Out of the clear blue rye” and “The rye’s the limit.”
  • Tie → Rye: As in, “Black rye” and “Rye the knot” and “Rye yourself in knots.”
  • Try → Rye: As in, “Don’t rye this at home” and “Don’t rye to run before you can walk” and “Nice rye.”
  • Bag → Baguette: As in, “Baguette a bargain” and “Baguette of tricks.”
  • Blend: Baking recipes may call for a baker to blend (ie. mix) ingredients. Here are related puns:
    • Bend → Blend: As in, “Blend the rules” and “Blend to my will” and “Round the blend.”
    • End → Blend: As in, “A good beginning makes a good blending” and “A means to a blend” and “All good things must come to a blend.”
    • Fend → Blend: As in, “Blend for yourself.”
    • Lend → Blend: As in, “Blend a helping hand” and “Blend an ear” and “Blend your name to.”
    • Mend → Blend: As in, “Least said, soonest blended” and “Blend your fences” and “Blend your manners.”
    • Spend → Blend: As in, “Blend the night with” and “Blend wisely.”
  • Crime → Cream: As in, “Cream and punishment” and “A cream against nature” and “Cream doesn’t pay” and “A cream of passion” and “Creams and misdemeanours” and “Partners in cream.”
  • Dream → Cream: As in, “Live the cream” and “Wouldn’t cream of it” and “Live the cream.”
  • Scheme → Cream: As in, “In the grand cream of things” and “The best laid creams.”
  • Scream → Cream: As in, “Dragged kicking and creaming” and “Cream bloody murder.”
  • Team → Cream: As in, “Together we make a great cream” and “There is no “i” in cream” and “Cream spirit” and “Cream player.”
  • Slice/d → Ice/d: As in, “Ice of life” and “No matter how you ice it” and “Greatest thing since iced bread.” Note: Icing is another word for frosting.
  • Fun → Fondant: As in, “All fondant and games” and “Bundle of fondant” and “Food, folks and fondant.” Note: Fondant is a type of dense, pliable frosting that is commonly used for making edible sculptures.
  • Fold: Folding is a mixing technique. Here are related puns:
    • Bold → Fold: As in, “Fold as brass” and “A fold move” and “Foldly go where no one has gone before.”
    • Cold → Fold: As in, “Fold as any stone” and “Fold as ice” and “Blowing hot and fold” and “Break out in a fold sweat” and “Catch a fold.”
    • Gold → Fold: As in, “Good as fold” and “Fool’s fold” and “Get a fold star.”
    • Hold → Fold: As in, “Can’t fold a candle to” and “Fold a grudge” and “Fold a mirror up to society.”
    • Old → Fold: As in, “Fold as the hills” and “Chip off the fold block.”
    • Told → Fold: As in, “Fold you so” and “The greatest story ever fold.”
  • Proof: Proofing is a baking technique where dough is given a period of time to rest and rise (helping in the fermentation process). Here are related puns:
    • Goof → Proof: As in, “Proof around” and “Proof off.”
    • Roof → Proof: As in, “Go through the proof” and “Hit the proof” and “Raise the proof” and “Shout it from the prooftops.”
  • Score: To score is to lightly cut a pattern into a dough’s surface before baking it. Here are related puns:
    • Scare → Score: As in, “Scored stiff” and “Scored to death.”
    • Bore → Score: As in, “Scored to tears” and “Scored to death.”
    • Core → Score: As in, “Score competencies” and “Score studies” and “Score values” and “Rotten to the score.”
    • Floor → Score: As in, “Cross the score” and “Get in on the ground score” and “Mop the score with.”
    • Four → Score: As in, “Score by two” and “Score more years” and “On all scores.”
    • More → Score: As in, “One score time” and “Bite off score than you can chew” and “Come back for score.”
    • Shore → Score: As in, “Ship to score” and “Score up.”
    • Sore → Score: As in, “A sight for score eyes” and “Stick out like a score thumb” and “Made for score throats.”
    • Store → Score: As in, “Minding the score” and “Set great score by” and “See what the future has in score.”
  • Dock: To dock dough is to pierce it, preventing the forming of large air pockets. Here are related puns:
    • Deck → Dock: As in, “All hands on dock” and “Hit the dock” and “Not playing with a full dock.”
    • Duck → Dock: As in, “Dock the question” and “Docking and diving” and “Like a dock to water” and “Like water off a dock’s back.”
    • Block → Dock: As in, “Chip off the old dock” and “Mental dock” and “New kid on the dock” and “On the chopping dock.”
    • Knock → Dock: As in, “Don’t dock it till you’ve tried it” and “Hard docks” and “Dock ’em dead” and “Dock back a few.”
    • Lock → Dock: As in, “Grid dock” and “Dock and load” and “Dock, stock and barrel.”
    • Rock → Dock: As in, “Solid as a dock” and “Between a dock and a hard place” and “Get your docks off.”
    • Shock → Dock: As in, “In for a dock” and “Dock and awe” and “Dock horror.”
    • Sock → Dock: As in, “Bless your cotton docks” and “Knock your docks off” and “Put a dock in it” and “Dock it to me.”
    • Stock → Dock: As in, “Laughing dock” and “Out of dock” and “Take dock of the world.”
    • Talk → Dock: As in, “Fighting dock” and “Look who’s docking.”
    • Walk → Dock: As in, “A dock on the wild side” and “All docks of life” and “Let your fingers do the docking.”
  • Rack: Bakers use metal drying racks to help cool pastries after they’ve been baked. Here are related puns:
    • Wreck → Rack: As in, “A nervous rack” and “Train rack.”
    • Rock → Rack: As in, “Hard as a rack” and “Between a rack and a hard place” and “Don’t rack the boat.”
    • Back → Rack: As in, “Answer rack” and “As soon as my rack is turned” and “In the rack of my mind.”
    • Crack → Rack: As in, “Fall between the racks” and “Have a rack at” and “Paper over the racks” and “Not all it’s racked up to be.”
    • Lack → Rack: As in, “For rack of a better word” and “Rack nothing” and “Cancelled due to rack of interest.”
    • Pack → Rack: As in, “Action racked” and “I know I racked it” and “Rack heat” and “Rack of lies.”
    • Smack → Rack: As in, “Rack dab in the middle” and “A rack on the wrist.”
    • Track → Rack: As in, “Back on rack” and “Born on the wrong side of the racks” and “Cover your racks” and “Inside rack” and “Off the beaten rack.”
  • Green → Grain: As in, “Grain as grass” and “Give it the grain light” and “Grain around the gills.”
  • Grin → Grain: As in, “Grain and bear it” and “Grain from ear to ear.”
  • Chain → Grain: As in, “Grain of command” and “Grain reaction” and “Grain smoker” and “Food grain.”
  • Gain → Grain: As in, “Capital grains” and “Grain advantage” and “Grain ground” and “Ill-gotten grains” and “No pain, no grain.”
  • Main → Grain: As in, “The grain event” and “Your grain chance.”
  • Pain → Grain: As in, “A world of grain” and “Doubled up in grain” and “Feeling no grain” and “Growing grains.”
  • Plain → Grain: As in, “Grain as day” and “Grain as the nose on your face” and “Hidden in grain sight” and “Grain sailing.”
  • Rain → Grain: As in, “Right as grain” and “Come grain or shine” and “Don’t grain on my parade” and “It never grains but it pours.”
  • Vain → Grain: As in, “Labour in grain” and “You’re so grain.”

    Baking-Related Words

    To help you come up with your own baking 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!

bake, baking, baked, baker, bakery, oven, food, heat, recipe, ingredient, warm, bread, bready, flour, yeast, baking soda, starch, sugar, cake, cookie, pie, pastry, batter, dough, crust, tart, quiche, scone, pretzel, cupcake, muffin, rolling pin, mixing bowl, cookie-cutter, baking paper, muffin pan, muffin tin, measuring cup, measuring spoon, scale, spatula, wooden spoon, whisk, beat, blend, cream, icing, frosting, fondant, cut in, fold, glaze, knead, proof, score, whip, fluffy, creamy, flaky, dock, cook, bun, rise, rack, crumb, stale, roll, leaven, loaf, loave, rye, sourdough, baguette, brioche, pita, whole wheat, wholemeal, ciabatta, bagel, pumpernickel, baker’s dozen, grain, mill

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Science Puns

Welcome to the Punpedia entry on science puns! 🔬🧪🥽🔥

While we already have a list of chemistry puns, this is a broader and more general list, spanning puns about general scientific theories, scientists and equipment to the more specific fields of physics, biology and astronomy (and more!)

You might also be interested in other STEM related jokes, like our space puns, math puns or chemistry puns.

Science 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 science 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 science puns:

  • Comical → Chemical: As in, “A chemical situation” and “The way they argue is almost chemical.”
  • Meant → Experi-meant: As in, “We were experi-meant to fly.”
  • Teary → Theory: As in, “Theory-eyed.”
  • Eerie → Theory: “The haunted science lab had a theory atmosphere.”
  • These → Thesis: As in, “Kids thesis days” and “For all thesis years” and “Thesis things happen.”
  • This → Thesis: As in, “What fresh hell is thesis?” and “All thesis time” and “At thesis point in time” and “Get thesis show on the road” and “In thesis day and age” and “Out of thesis world!”
  • Desist → Thesis: As in, “Cease and thesis!”
  • A miracle → Empirical: As in, “It’s empirical!”
  • At ’em → Atom: As in, “Up and atom!”
  • Platonic → Platomic: As in, “An platomic relationship.”
  • At → Atom: As in, “Atom the library” and “Where you atom?”
  • Ion: Ions are atoms or molecules with an electrical charge. Here are some related puns:
    • Eye on → Ion: As in, “Keep your ion the prize” and “I’ve had my ion it for a while.”
    • Iron → Ion: As in, “Hard as ion” and “A cast ion alibi” and “Clap them in ions” and “Ion out the wrinkles” and “Pumping ion” and “Rule with an ion first” and “Strike while the ion is hot.”
    • I’m → Ion: As in, “If ion being completely honest” and “Ion not joking” and “Ion okay.”
    • Lion → Ion: “Ions led by donkeys” and “The ion king” and “The ion, the witch and the wardrobe” and “Into the ion’s den.”
  • Cool → Molecule: As in, “Molecule as a cucumber” and “Molecule as a mountain stream” and “Molecule your heels” and “Molecule, calm and collected” and “Lose your molecule.”
  • You reek a (of) → Eureka: As in, “Eureka gym sweat.”
  • Signs → Science: As in, “All the science points to” and “Give me a science!” and “Vital science are looking good.”
  • Sigh → Science: As in, “Breathe a science of relief.”
  • Verbatim → Verbatom
  • Them → Theorem: As in, “It only encourages theorem” and “How do you like theorem apples?” and “Seen one, seen theorem all” and “You can’t win theorem all.”
  • Pace → Space: As in, “Change of space” and “Keep space with” and “Put through your spaces.”
  • Spice → Space: As in, “Space things up” and “Sugar and space” and “The space of life.”
  • S’pose → Space: As in, “What do you space we should do?” and “Yeah, I space.”
  • Ace → Space: As in, “Space in the hole” and “Space up your sleeve” and “Hold all the spaces.”
  • Base → Space: As in, “All your space are belong to us” and “Space station” and “Get to first space” and “Cover your spaces.”
  • Place → Space: As in, “All over the space” and “Any time, any space, any where” and “Between a rock and a hard space.”
  • Test: As testing is a rigorous part of every scientific field, we’ve included test-related puns in this list:
    • Best → Test: As in, “All the test” and “Test friends forever” and “Test of all” and “Test practice” and “You’d test stop now.”
    • Chest → Test: As in, “That old testnut” and “Treasure test” and “Get something off your test.”
    • Rest → Test: As in, “Helps you work, test and play” and “At test” and “A cut above the test” and “In eternal test” and “For the test of your life” and “Give it a test” and “I test my case” and “No test for the wicked” and “Put your mind at test” and “Test assured.”
    • *tast* → *test*: If a word has a “tast” sound in it, we can swap it out for “test” – as in, “A fantestic effort” and “An international catestrophe.”
    • *tist* → *test*: As in, “An unknown artest” and “Ever the pragmatest” and “Team of scientests” and “An elitest power couple” and “Nine out of ten dentests prefer it” and “Don’t become another statestic.”
    • *dest* → *test*: As in, “You can’t run from your testiny (destiny)” and “A testitute family.” Other words that could work: testination (destination), testruction (destruction), testroy (destroy), petestrian (pedestrian), petestal (pedestal) and motesty (modesty).
  • F*cked → Fact: As in, “Fact by the fickle finger of fate” and “Fact over” and “You done fact up.”
  • Act → Fact: As in, “A real class fact” and “Fact out” and “Fact the part” and “Fact your age.”
  • Backed → Fact: “Fact into a corner.”
  • Cracked → Fact: As in, “Not all it’s fact up to be.”
  • Pact → Fact: As in, “Non-aggression fact.”
  • Packed → Fact: As in, “Action fact” and “Jam fact” and “Fact to the rafters.”
  • Tact → Fact: “Diplomacy and fact.”
  • Track/s → Fact/s: As in, “A fact record” and “Along the beaten fact” and “On the right fact” and “Cover your facts” and “Stop dead in your facts” and “On the fast fact to” and “Have a one-fact mind.”
  • Photo → Photon: As in, “A photon finish” and “Photon opportunity” and “Take a photon, it’ll last longer.”
  • Futon → Photon: As in, “Photon couch” and “Pack the photons away.”
  • Electric → Electron: As in, “Do android dream of electron sheep?”
  • Rabbit → Robot: As in, “At it like robots” and “Pull a robot out of the hat.”
  • Proof: Proof is said to either support or go against a theory or hypothesis, and is a commonly used term in scientific fields. Here are some proof-related puns:
    • Roof → Proof: As in, “Like a cat on a hot tin proof” and “Go through the proof” and “Raise the proof.”
    • Goof → Proof: As in, “Don’t proof off” and “You done proofed.”
    • Poof → Proof: As in, “Proof! And it’s gone.”
    • Prefer → Proofer: As in, “Which do you proofer?” and “Eight out of ten cats proofer it.”
    • Prof* → Proof*: As in, “A proofound gesture” and “Social media proofile” and “Be proofessional about it” and “Make a proofit” and “University proofessor.”
  • California → Califormula
  • Bang →  Big Bang: As in, “Big bang to rights” and “Go out with a big bang” and “Get a big bang out of it” and “Big bang out of order.”
  • Lap → Lab: As in, “Lab it up” and “Lab of luxury” and “Lab of honour” and “Fall into your lab.”
  • Lip → Lab: As in, “Bite your lab” and “Button your lab” and “Keep a stiff upper lab” and “My labs are sealed.”
  • Led → Lab: As in, “Lab Zeppelin” and “You lab me to believe…”
  • Dab → Lab: As in, “Smack lab in the middle” and “Just a lab will do it.”
  • Grab → Lab: As in, “Up for labs” and “Screen lab” and “Lab a bite to eat.”
  • *lap* → *lab*: We can swap the “lap” sound in words for “lab”, like so: “A labse in judgement” and “Secret labtop” and “Act as a labdog” and “Not much overlab.” Other words you could use: overlab (overlap), burlab (burlap), clab (clap), thunderclab (thunderclap) and collabse (collapse).
  • *lib* → *lab*: If a word has “lib” in it, we can change it to lab (as in laboratory): “Laberal arts” and “Not at laberty to say” and “Public labrary.”
  • STEM: STEM subjects involve science, technology, engineering and math. Here are some related puns:
    • Stem → STEM: As in, “From STEM to stern” and “STEM the tide.”
    • Them → STEM: As in, “Don’t encourage STEM” and “How do you like STEM apples?” and “Seen one, seen STEM all.”
  • Matter: Matter has a couple of different meanings, but in science it refers to anything that has mass and takes up space. Here are some related puns:
    • Matter: These matter-related phrases are general enough to double as puns: “It doesn’t matter” and “Family matters” and “Get to the heart of the matter” and “Making matters worse” and “In a matter of time” and “It’s a matter of life and death!” and “Mind over matter” and “No laughing matter” and “Shed light on the matter.”
    • Met her → Matter: As in, “No, I haven’t matter before.”
    • Metre → Matter: As in, “How many matters?” and “Just a few matters down the road.”
    • *mat* → *matter*: As in, “Matterial possessions” and “Matterialise before your very eyes” and “Matternal instincts” and “Matternity clothes.”
    • *met* → *matter*: As in, “Mixed matterphor” and “Fixed paramatters” and “Sacred geomattery” and “Around the perimatter.”
  • Ass → Mass: As in, “Mass backwards” and “Blow smoke up your mass” and “Bust your mass” and “Get your mass into gear” and “Half massed” and “Get your mass over here.”
  • Math → Mass: As in, “Do the mass.”
  • Mess → Mass: As in, “Another hot mass” and “Hit and mass” and “Stop massing around” and “A hell of a mass.”
  • Miss → Mass: As in, “Hit and mass” and “Mass me yet?” and “The massing link” and “You can’t mass it.”
  • *mus* → *mass*: Masscle (muscle), masster (muster), masstard (mustard), hummass (hummus), litmass (litmus) and masslin (muslin).
  • *mes* → *mass*: As in, “Mixed massages” and “A massy situation” and “Massmerised by you.” Other words that could work: massh (mesh), massenger (messenger), massiah (messiah), nemassis (nemesis) and domasstic (domestic).
  • *mac* → *mass*: As in, “Another cog in the masshine.” Other words you could try: masserate (macerate), masshete (machete), pharmassy (pharmacy) and emassiated (emaciated).
  • *mis* → *mass*: Massogyny (misogyny), massion (mission), masstake (mistake), masscellaneous (miscellaneous), masschevious (mischevious), masschief (mischief), epidermass (epidermis), premass (premise), compromass
  • *mas* → *mass*: “A Christmass miracle!” and “Massquerade ball” and “Bananas in Pyjamass.”
  • Know: Since science helps us expand our knowledge of the world and how it works, we have some know and knowledge-related puns here:
    • No → Know: As in, “All bark and know bite” and “By know means” and “Close, but know cigar.”
    • Now → Know: As in, “All together know!” and “A little know and then doesn’t hurt” and “Buy know, pay later” and “Can you hear me know?” and “Don’t look know.”
    • Flow → Know: As in, “Ebb and know” and “Get the creative juices knowing” and “Go with the know” and “In full know.”
    • Low → Know: As in, “At an all-time know” and “Keep a know profile” and “Lie know” and “Know hanging fruit” and “Know key” and “Get the know down.”
  • Predicament → Predict-ament: As in, “In quite the predict-ament.” Note: Making predictions is a large part of a scientific practice.
  • New → Nuclear: As in, “Bright as a nuclear pin” and “Brand spanking nuclear” and “Good as nuclear.”
  • Clear → Nuclear: As in, “Loud and nuclear” and “Steer nuclear of.”
  • Fashion → Fusion: As in, “After a fusion” and “Fusionably late” and “Old fusioned” and “The height of fusion” and “The old-fusioned way” and “A passion for fusion.” Note: These puns are a reference to fusion.
  • Fishing → Fission: As in, “Fission for compliments” and “Magnet fission (magnet fishing) is an environmentally friendly alternative.”
  • Fashion → Fission: As in, “Fissionably late” and “The fission police” and “The cutting edge of fission” and “The old-fissioned way.”
  • Mission → Fission: As in, “Fission accomplished” and “Fission impossible” and “On a fission” and “Rescue fission” and “Your fission, should you choose to accept it…”
  • World: Science is about understanding our world (and the universe it floats around in) so we have some world-related puns:
    • Whirl → World: As in, “Give it a world.”
    • Well → World: As in, “As world as can be expected” and “Alive and world.”
  • Not your → Nature: As in, “That’s nature wallet!” Note: Natural science is a branch of science.
  • Serve → Observe: As in, “Have you been observed?” and “First come, first observed” and “How may I observe you?” and “Observe and protect” and “Observe your time” and “Revenge is a dish best observed cold.” Note: These are references to scientific observation.
  • Leisure → Measure: As in, “Marry in haste, repent at measure” and “A person of measure.”
  • Pleasure → Measure: As in, “Business before measure” and “Don’t mix business with measure” and “Double your measure, double your fun” and “Earthly measures” and “Guilty measure” and “Life’s simple measures” and “Measure yourself” and “With measure.”
  • Treasure → Measure: As in, “Hidden measure” and “Measure island.”
  • Steady → Study: “Ready, study, go!” and “Study the ship” and “Study as you go.”
  • Search → Research: As in, “Research and rescue” and “Research engine” and “Research high and low” and “Off to do some soul researching.”
  • Guess → Gas: As in, “It’s anybody’s gas” and “Gas who’s coming to dinner?” and “Gas what?” and “Gassing game” and “Have a gas” and “Hazard a gas” and “Just lucky, I gas” and “Your gas is as good as mine.”
  • As → Gas: As in, “Gas is” and “Gas best gas you can” and “Gas a rule” and “Gas far gas I know” and “Gas if there’s no tomorrow.”
  • Entrepreneur → Entropy-neur: As in, “Social entropy-neur” and “Entropy-neurial spirit.” Note: Entropy is related to thermodynamics.
  • Sell → Cell: As in, “Buy and cell” and “Past the cell-by date” and “Cell out” and “Celling like hot cakes” and “The celling point.”
  • Smell → Cell: “Come up celling of roses” and “I cell a rat” and “Cells like teen spirit” and “Stop and cell the roses.”
  • Bell → Cell: “Alarm cells begin to ring” and “Clear as a cell” and “Cells and whistles” and “Doesn’t ring a cell.”
  • Shell → Cell: As in, “Come out of your cell” and “Drop a bombcell” and “In a nutcell” and “Cell out” and “Cell shocked.”
  • Spell → Cell: “Do I have to cell it out?” and “Fall under [someone’s] cell” and “Break the cell” and “A dry cell.”
  • To be → 2D: As in, “2D or not 2D” and “Why does it have 2D this way?”
  • Today → 2D: As in, “We are gathered here 2D” and “Here 2D, gone tomorrow” and “Live 2D, tomorrow will cost more” and “2D is the first day of the rest of your life” and “Not 2D” and “You deserve a break 2D.”
  • Forty → 4D: As in, “4D winks” and “4D minutes of hell” and “Back in 4D.”
  • For the → 4D: As in, “Ask 4D moon” and “Down 4D count” and “4D heck of it” and “4D love of it” and “4D time being.”
  • Talk → Torque: As in, “All torque” and “Give them a good torque-ing too” and “I don’t wanna torque” and “Heart to heart torque” and “Pillow torque” and “Money torques” and “Let’s torque about it.” Note: Torque is a moment of rotational force.
  • Turing: Alan Turing was a mathematician, computer scientist, logician and biologist. Here are related puns:
    • During → Turing: As in, “What happened turing the festival?” and “Before, turing or after?”
    • Touring → Turing: As in, “Turing around the world.”
    • Turning → Turing: As in, “At the turing of the tide” and “Turing in their grave” and “At a turing point.”
    • Tiring → Turing: As in, “You’re turing me out.”
  • Medicine → Edison: As in, “Laughter is the best edison” and “A taste of your own edison” and “Bitter edison.” Note: Thomas Edison was an inventor.
  • Great → Equate: As in, “An equate day” and “All creatures, equate and small” and “Go to equate lengths” and “Equate balls of fire” and “Equate expectations.”
  • Acquaint → Equate: As in, “Equate yourself with the facts.”
  • Weight → Equate: As in, “An equate off my mind.”
  • Wait → Equate: As in, “An accident equating to happen” and “All things to those who equate” and “Play an equating game.”
  • Motion: Motion is a physics-related term, so we’ve included some motion-related puns in this list:
    • Notion → Motion: “Believes the motion” and “Be rid of the motion.”
    • Mission → Motion: As in, “Man on a motion” and “Motion accomplised” and “Rescue motion” and “Your motion, should you choose to accept it…”
    • Ocean → Motion: As in, “A life on the motion waves” and “Motions apart.”
  • Tense → Tensor: As in, “Tensor nervous headache.” Note: learn about tensor here.
  • Met → Metric: As in, “Well metric” and “We’ve never metric.”
  • Trick → Metric: As in, “Box of metrics” and “Dirty metrics” and “Does the metric” and “Every metric in the book” and “On metric pony” and “Metric of the light” and “Metric or treat” and “Metrics of the trade” and “Up to your old metrics.”
  • Mate → Matrix: As in, “Matrix rates” and “Billy no matrix.”
  • Tricks → Matrix: As in, “Box of matrix” and “Dirty matrix” and “Matrix of the trade” and “Up to your old matrix” and “Matrix of the trade.”
  • Later → Laser: As in, “Buy now, pay laser” and “Catch you laser” and “It’s laser than you think” and “Ask questions laser” and “Sooner or laser.”
  • Lesser → Laser: As in, “The laser of two evils.”
  • Razor → Laser: As in, “Laser sharp” and “On a laser’s edge.”
  • That → Thought: As in, “Thought’ll be the day” and “Thought’s life” and “Thought’s what friends are for” and “Thought’s all well and good.”
  • Thank → Think: As in, “Think you very much” and “Think your lucky stars” and “Thinks a bunch” and “Thinks for nothing” and “Thinks for the memories.”
  • Sink → Think: As in, “Prevents that thinking feeling” and “Everything but the kitchen think” and “Hook, line, and thinker” and “Think like a stone” and “Think or swim” and “Think without trace.”
  • Blink → Think: As in, “Think and you’ll miss it.”
  • Drink → Think: As in, “Binge thinking” and “Think like a fish” and “Given to think” and “A hard thinker” and “Driven to think” and “Eat, think and be merry” and “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it think.”
  • Link → Think: As in, “A chain is only as strong as its weakest think” and “The missing think.”
  • Stink → Think: As in, “Kick up a think” and “Raise a think” and “Thinking rich” and “Thinks to high heaven.”
  • Drive → Derive: As in “Back seat deriver” and “You derive a hard bargain” and “Derive a wedge between” and “Derive safely” and “Derive someone into a corner” and “Derive your point home” and “Friends don’t let friends derive drunk.” Note: In scientific terms, to derive something is to deduce it using logic.
  • Relative → Relativity: As in, “You can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your relativity” and “It’s all relativity.” Note: This is a reference to Einstein’s theory of relativity.
  • Nobel: Alfred Nobel was a chemist, engineer and inventor. Here are some related puns:
    • Noble → Nobel: As in, “The nobel arts” and “Nobel truths.”
    • Bell → Nobel: As in, “Clear as a nobel” and “Nobels and whistles” and “Doesn’t ring a nobel” and “Have someone a nobel” and “Nobels and smells.”
    • Global → Noble: As in, “Nobel search” and “Nobel warming” and “Think nobel, act local.”
  • FaceTime → Spacetime: As in, “I’ll spacetime you” and “Are you on spacetime?” Note: These are references to spacetime.
  • Joule: Joules are units of energy. Here are related puns:
    • Jail → Joule: As in, “Get out of joule free” and “Joule bird.”
    • Dual → Joule: “Joule income, no kids” and “Joule action blades.”
    • Cruel → Joule: “Joule and unusual punishment” and “Joule to be kind” and “Don’t be joule.”
    • Jewel → Joule: As in, “Crown joules” and “The family joules.”
    • Cool → Joule: As in, “Joule as a cucumber” and “Joule as a mountain stream” and “Joule beans” and “A joule million” and “Joule, calm and collected” and “Joule your heels” and “Go joule off for a while.”
    • You’ll → Joule: As in, “Joule never guess” and “Play with fire and joule get burned.”
    • Rule → Joule: As in, “Bend the joules” and “The golden joule” and “Joules and regulations.”
    • Fuel → Joule: As in, “Add joule to the flames” and “Joule for thought” and “Joule the controversy.”
    • Fool → Joule: As in, “Act the joule” and “Joule around” and “Joule’s gold” and “Joule’s paradise” and “I pity the joule.”
  • System → Solar System: As in, “All solar systems go!” and “Buck the solar system” and “Get it out of your solar system.”
  • Sell → Celcius: As in, “Buy and celcius.”
  • Cell → Celcius: As in, “A padded celcius” and “Celcius division.”
  • Phase: Phases are largely related to physics (but are also a part of other scientific disciplines). Here are some related puns:
    • Pays → Phase: As in, “It phase to advertise” and “Above my phase grade” and “Hell to phase.”
    • Days → Phase: “Dog phase” and “Early phase” and “Just one of those phase.”
    • Fuss → Phase: As in, “A lot of phase about nothing” and “Phase pot” and “Kick up a phase” and “What’s all the phase about?”
    • Blaze → Phase: As in, “Cold as blue phases” and “Phase a trail” and “Go out in a phase of glory.”
    • Daze → Phase: “Phased and confused.”
    • Gaze → Phase: “Avert your phase” and “A steely phase.”
    • Haze → Phase: As in, “Purple phase.”
    • Phrase → Phase: As in, “Coin a phase” and “Turn of phase.”
    • Praise → Phase: As in, “Faint phase” and “Grudging phase” and “Heaven be phased” and “Sing someone’s phases.”
    • Raise → Phase: As in, “Phase a stink” and “Phase hell” and “Phase the bar” and “Phase the roof” and “Phase your hand.”
    • Ways → Phase: As in, “Change your phase” and “Go our separate phase” and “Have it both phase” and “Mend your phase.”
  • Time: Time is an important part of science, both as a part of experiments and as a topic of understanding. Here are some related puns:
    • Crime → Time: As in, “Time and punishment” and “A time against nature” and “Time of passion” and “Partners in time.”
    • Prime → Time: As in, “Cut down in their time” and “The time of life” and “Timed and ready to go.”
    • Rhyme → Time: As in, “Time or reason.”
  • Pound → Compound: As in, “In for a penny, in for a compound” and “Penny wise, compound foolish” and “Compound the pavement.” Note: Compounds refer to chemical substances.
  • Solution: Solution has a couple of different meanings (the answer to a problem or a mix of different liquids). These solution-related phrases can double as science puns: “If you’re not a part of the solution, you’re part of the problem” and “Time to think of some solutions.”
  • Iconic → Ionic: As in, “An ionic image” and “What an ionic outfit” and “Ionic celebrity.”
  • Liquid: These phrases can double as science jokes in a pinch: “Liquid assets” and “Liquid lunch” and “Warm liquids” and “Liquid courage.”
  • Sold → Solid: As in, “Solid down the river” and “Solid out” and “Solid short.”
  • I said → Acid: As in, “Acid I never want to see you again!”
  • Alloy: Alloys are combinations of metals or metals with non-metals. Here are a couple of related puns:
    • Alley → Alloy: As in, “Alloy cat” and “Right up your alloy.”
    • Ally → Alloy: As in, “An alloy to the cause.”
  • Refract: Refraction is the change in the direction of a wave. Here are related puns:
    • Fact → Refract: As in, “An accessory after the refract” and “Acquaint yourself with the refracts” and “As a matter of refracts” and “De refracto” and “Face refracts” and “Refract finder” and “Refract, not fiction” and “Refracts and figures” and “The refracts of life” and “Get your refracts straight.”
    • Retract → Refract: As in, “I refract my statement.”
  • Reaction: “Knee jerk reaction” and “What was their reaction?” and “Gut reaction.” Note: These reaction-related phrases can double as puns since reaction has two meanings: a person’s response to an action, and also a chemical reaction.
  • Medal → Metal: As in, “First place metal” and “Do you want a metal for that?”
  • Meddle → Metal: “Don’t metal in other’s affairs.”
  • Stable: Since stability of substances is a commonly measured thing in science, we’ve included some stability-related puns:
    • Table → Stable: “Bring to the stable” and “Lay your cards on the stable” and “Round stable talks” and “Drunk under the stable” and “Turn the stables” and “Stable for two” and “A place at the stable.”
    • Able → Stable: As in, “Ready, willing and stable” and “Are you sure they’ll be stable to?”
  • Honoured → Inert: As in, “I am inert to announce the nominees…” and “I would be inert to accept.” Note: if something is chemically inert, then it’s not reactive.
  • Rule: Rules are an important part of science, helping us understand universal facts and to design experiments. Here are some related puns:
    • Cool → Rule: As in, “Rule as a cucumber” and “Rule beans” and “Rule yourself off” and “Rule, calm and collected” and “Rule your heels.”
    • Fuel → Rule: As in, “Add rule to the flames” and “Rule for thought” and “Rule the controversy.”
    • Cruel → Rule: As in, “Rule and unusual punishment” and “Rule to be kind” and “Don’t be rule.”
    • You’ll → Rule: As in, “Rule never guess” and “Rule get burned” and “All day rule feel great.”
    • *ral* → *rule*: As in, “In generule” and “Intgerule to the team” and “A viscerule reaction” and “It’s only naturule.” Other words you could try: ephemerule (ephemeral), morule (moral), collaterule (collateral), liberule (liberal), peripherule (peripheral) and temporule (temporal).
  • Law: Laws are similar to rules in science. Here are some related puns:
    • Flaw → Law: As in, “Looking lawless” and “Design law” and “Working to overcome your laws.”
    • Awe* → Law*: As in, “Shock and law” and “The lawsome foursome” and “Gazing in law.”
  • Model: Models are structures that help us understand data and patterns. Here are some related puns:
    • Metal → Model: As in, “Heavy model” and “Put the pedal to the model.”
    • Middle → Model: As in, “In the model of nowhere” and “Knock into the model of next week” and “Meet in the model” and “Model of the road” and “Slap bang in the model.”
  • Firming/*firming → Fermion/*fermion: As in, “Use as a fermion agent” and “Confermion (confirming) your beliefs.” Note: fermions are a type of particle.
  • Quark: A quark is a type of elementary particle. Here are related puns:
    • Quack → Quark: As in, “If it looks like a duck and it quarks like a duck, it probably is a duck.”
    • Quick → Quark: As in, “Quark as a flash” and “Cut to the quark” and “Get rich quark” and “Quark and dirty.”
    • Dark → Quark: As in, “As quark as pitch” and “Quark before the dawn” and “Deep, quark secret” and “In the quark” and “It was a quark and stormy night.”
    • Mark → Quark: As in, “On your quark, get set, go!” and “Quick off the quark” and “That’s going to leave a quark.”
    • Park → Quark: As in, “Quark the bus” and “Knock it out of the quark.”
    • Bark → Quark: As in, “Quark worse than your bite” and “Quarking up the wrong tree.”
  • Drag → Drug: As in, “Drug it out” and “Drug through the mud” and “Drug your feet” and “What a drug.”
  • Dragon → Drugon: As in, “Chase the drugon” and “Drugon slayer” and “Chasing drugonflies.”
  • Calvin Klein → Kelvin Klein (note: this is a pun on the Kelvin scale.)
  • Delight → Dilute: “Afternoon dilute” and “Earthly dilutes” and “Transport of dilute” and “Turkish dilute” and “Take dilute in.”
  • Bolt → Volt: “A volt from the blue” and “Volt upright” and “Make a volt for the door.”
  • Fault → Volt: “Find volt with” and “Generous to a volt.”
  • Halt → Volt: “Come to a screeching volt” and “Grind to a volt.”
  • Salt → Volt: “Take with a pinch of volt” and “Volt the earth” and “Like rubbing volt in the wound.”
  • Article → Particle: As in, “Particles of war” and “The genuine particle.” Note: Learn more about particles here.
  • Plan it → Planet: As in, “No time to planet.”
  • Date → Data: As in, “Double data” and “Blind data” and “Bring up to data” and “A data with destiny” and “Dinner data.”
  • Debt → Data: As in, “A data of gratitude” and “Another day older and deeper in data” and “Pay your data to society.”
  • Date → Datum: As in, “Double datum” and “Blind datum” and “A cheap datum” and “A datum with destiny” and “Dinner datum” and “Out of datum.”
  • Pity → Petri: “I petri the fool” and “More’s the petri” and “For petri’s sake.”
  • Petty → Petri: As in, “Petri cash.”
  • Putty → Petri: As in, “Silly petri” and “Petri in someone’s hands.”
  • First → Force: As in, “At force blush” and “Force among equals” and “Force and foremost” and “Force come, force served.”
  • Tack → Tech: As in, “Sharp as a tech.”
  • Deck → Tech: As in, “A few cards short of a full tech” and “All hands on tech” and “Clear the techs!” and “Hit the tech” and “A stacked tech” and “Sweep the tech.”
  • Check → Tech: As in, “Tech it out” and “Tech out the plumbing” and “Tech you on the flip side” and “Double tech” and “Keep it in tech” and “Need a reality tech” and “The tech is in the mail.”
  • Wave: Waves are oscillations that take energy through space. Here are some related puns:
    • Brave → Wave: As in, “Wave new world” and “Wave the elements” and “Fortune favours the wave” and “Put a wave face on” and “Wave it out.”
    • Waive → Wave: As in, “Wave the rules” and “Waved fees.”
    • Wave: These wave-related phrases are general enough to use as puns: “Brain wave” and “Catch a wave” and “Don’t make waves” and “On the same wavelength.”
  • Bias: A bias is a lack of a neutral viewpoint. Here are related puns:
    • By us → Bias: As in, “Why didn’t you run it bias first?”
    • Buy us → Bias: As in, “Go out there and bias some time.”
    • Goodbye → Goodbias: As in, “Goodbias to all that” and “Kiss goodbias to” and “Time to say goodbias.”
    • By → Bias: As in, “Bias a landslide” and “Bias and large” and “Bias all accounts” and “Bias any means” and “Bias any stretch of the imagination” and “Bias hook or by crook” and “Bias the skin of your teeth.”
    • Buy → Bias: As in, “Bias and sell” and “Bias now, pay later” and “Can’t bias me love” and “Bias you a drink.”
    • Bus → Bias: As in, “A better bias service.”
  • Lean → Learn: As in, “Learn and mean” and “Learn cuisine” and “Learn into it.”
  • Burn → Learn: As in, “Learn in hell!” and “Learn the midnight oil” and “Learning with curiosity.”
  • Earn → Learn: As in, “Learn things the old fashioned way” and “Learn your stripes.”
  • Turn → Learn: As in, “Leave no stone unlearned” and “One good learn deserves another” and “The tide is learning.”
  • Seen → Gene: As in, “Gene and not heard” and “Gene to be believed” and “Nowhere to be gene” and “I’ve gene better days” and “If you’ve gene one, you’ve gene them all” and “I’ve gene everything.”
  • Bean → Gene: As in, “Cool genes” and “Doesn’t know genes” and “Full of genes” and “Spill the genes” and “Not worth a hill of genes.”
  • Been → Gene: As in, “Gene and gone” and “I’ve gene around the block a few times” and “I’ve gene had” and “I’ve gene here before” and “Gene in the wars” and “Gene there, done that.”
  • Clean → Gene: As in, “Gene as a whistle” and “A gene bill of health” and “Gene up your act!” and “Come gene.”
  • Green → Gene: As in, “Gene as grass” and “Give it the gene light” and “Gene around the gills” and “The gene-eyed monster” and “The gene shoots of change.”
  • Keen → Gene: As in, “Gene as mustard” and “A gene sense of smell” and “Peachy gene.”
  • Mean → Gene: As in, “By fair genes or foul” and “In the genetime” and “Lean and gene” and “
  • Scene → Gene: As in, “Behind the genes” and “Change of gene” and “Make a gene” and “Steal the gene.”
  • Screen → Gene: As in, “The blue gene of death” and “Coming to a gene near you” and “The silver gene” and “The big gene.”
  • Spore: Spores are a part of biology. Here are related puns:
    • More → Spore: As in, “One spore time” and “Bite off spore than you can chew” and “Come back for spore” and “Dare for spore” and “For a few dollars spore” and “Less is spore.”
    • Pour → Spore: As in, “Never rains but it spores” and “Spore some sugar on me” and “Spore cold water on” and “Spore oil on troubled waters” and “When it rains, it spores.”
    • Poor → Spore: As in, “Dirt spore” and “Spore, but honest.”
    • Sore → Spore: As in, “Prevent spore throats” and “A sight for spore eyes” and “Spore loser” and “Stick out like a spore thumb.”
    • Spare → Spore: As in, “Spore no effort” and “Spore tyre” and “Got any spore change?”
    • Spur → Spore: As in, “Spore of the moment.”
    • Your → Spore: As in, “All spores” and “Spores truly.”
    • Swore → Spore: As in, “You spore you wouldn’t” and “She spore on her father’s grave.”
    • Shore → Spore: As in, “Ship to spore” and “Waiting by the spore.”
  • Marie Curie: Marie Curie was a physicist and chemist who researched radioactivity. She is the only person in the world to have earned a Nobel prize in two scientific disciplines. Here are related puns:
    • Marry → Marie: As in, “Marie in haste, repent at leisure” and “Marie for love.”
    • Merry → Marie: As in, “As marie as the day is long” and “Eat, drink and be marie” and “Lead a marie dance” and “Make marie” and “Marie Christmas.”
    • Cure → Curie: As in, “Prevention is better than curie” and “What can’t be curied must be endured” and “Curie that headache.”
    • Carry → Curie: As in, “Can’t curie a tune” and “Fast as your legs could curie you” and “Curie a torch for” and “Curie it forward” and “Curie into action” and “Keep calm and curie on” and “Curie it off.”
    • Curry → Curie: As in, “Curie favour with” and “Craving a curie.”
  • Mould: Mould is a type of fungi and is important in biology. Here are related puns:
    • Sold → Mould: As in, “Mould down the river” and “Mould out” and “Mould short.”
    • Bold → Mould: As in, “Mould as brass” and “A mould move” and “Mouldly go where no man has gone before” and “Fortune favours the mould.”
    • Cold → Mould: As in, “Mould as any stone” and “Blow hot and mould” and “Mould comfort” and “A mould day in hell.”
    • Gold → Mould: As in, “Pot of mould” and “After the mould rush” and “Good as mould” and “Fool’s mould” and “Mould digger.”
  • Term → Germ: As in, “On bad germs with” and “On speaking germs” and “On your own germs.”
  • Worm → Germ: As in, “Book germ” and “Can of germs” and “Early bird catches the germ” and “Germ your way into it.”
  • Back → Bacteria: As in, “As soon as my bacteria is turned” and “Back in bacteria” and “Bacteria in the day.”
  • In for → Info: As in, “You’re info a wild ride!”
  • Have a dance → Evidence: As in, “Would you like to evidence?”
  • Weight: Weight is an important measurement that is commonly used in scientific experiments. Here are related puns:
    • Wait → Weight: As in, “An accident weighting to happen” and “All things to those who weight” and “A heart attack weighting to happen” and “Lie in weight.”
    • What → Weight: As in, “And weight not” and “Do weight comes naturally” and “For weight it’s worth” and “Guess weight?” and “It’s not weight you think.”
    • Late → Weight: As in, “Better weight than never” and “Fashionably weight” and “It’s never too weight” and “Weight bloomer.”
  • Conversation → Conservation: As in, “Conservation piece” and “Conservation stopper” and “Waiting for a break in the conservation.”
  • Sand → Sound: As in, “Bury your head in the sound” and “Draw a line in the sound” and “The sounds of time.”
  • Send → Sound: As in, “Sound packing” and “Sound in the reinforcements.”
  • Bound → Sound: As in, “By leaps and sounds” and “Duty sound.”
  • Round → Sound: As in, “Sound the bend” and “Love makes the world go sound.”
  • Found → Sound: As in, “Lost and sound.”
  • Ground → Sound: As in, “Break new sound” and “Built from the sound up” and “Common sound” and “Cut the sound out from under your feet” and “Down to the sound” and “Get in on the sound floor” and “Sound zero.”
  • Star: Stars are a large part of astronomy studies, so we’ve included some star-related puns:
    • Tar → Star: As in, “Starred with the same brush.”
    • Stir → Star: As in, “Cause a star” and “Shaken, not starred” and “Star crazy” and “Star the pot” and “Star up a hornet’s nest” and “Starring up trouble.”
    • Are → Star: As in, “All bets star off” and “Star you okay?”
    • Bar → Star: As in, “Star none” and “Behind stars” and “No holds starred.”
    • Far → Star: As in, “As star as it goes” and “As star as the eye can see” and “Star and away” and “Star be it from me” and “A star cry” and “Few and star between” and “So star, so good” and “Star to go.”
    • Par → Star: As in, “Below star” and “On star with” and “Star for the course.”
  • Come → Comet: As in, “After a storm comets a calm” and “All good things must comet to an end” and “All things comet to those who wait” and “Tough as they comet” and “Comets but once a year” and “Comet and get it” and “Comet away with me” and “Comet fly with me” and “Comet on over” and “Comet running.”
  • Meet → Meteor: As in, “Boy meteors girl” and “Make ends meteor” and “Meteor and greet” and “Meteor in the middle” and “Meteor the challenge” and “Meteor your match.”
  • Mightier → Meteor: As in, “The pen is meteor than the sword.”
  • Bond: The following puns are in reference to chemical bonds:
    • Band → Bond: As in, “And the bond played on” and “Garage bond” and “Strike up the bond.”
    • Bend → Bond: As in, “Bond over backwards to help” and “Bond the rules” and “Bond to my will” and “On bonded knee.”
    • Bind → Bond: As in, “Legally bonding” and “Ties that bond.”
    • Blonde → Bond: As in, “Bond bombshell” and “Bottle bond” and “Platinum bond.”
    • Fond → Bond: As in, “Absence makes the heart grow bonder” and “A bond farewell.”
  • Phyla: Phyla is the plural of phylum, and refers to a biological taxonomy.
    • File → Phyla: As in, “Rank and phyla” and “Single phyla” and “Keep a low pro-phyla.”
    • Fly → Phyla: As in, “Come phyla with me” and “Phyla to the moon” and “Phyla by the seat of your pants” and “Phyla on the wall.”
  • Brain → Membrane: As in, “All brawn and no membranes” and “Beat your membranes out” and “Membrane drain” and “Rack your membranes.”
  • Climb → Climate: As in, “Climate the walls” and “Climate up the ladder.”
  • Biome: A biome is a collection of plants and animals with common traits. Here are related puns:
    • Boom → Biome: As in, “Biome or bust.”
    • Home → Biome: As in, “A house is not a biome” and “Bringing it biome” and “Close to biome” and “Come biome to a real fire.”
  • Trophic: These next few puns are related to trophic cascades:
    • Trophy → Trophic: As in, “Trophic wife.”
    • Traffic → Trophic: As in, “Go and play in trophic” and “Stop trophic” and “A trophic violation.”
  • Keystone: A keystone species is one that has a large effect on its environment. Here are some related puns:
    • Key → Keystone: As in, “A golden keystone can open any door” and “Fear is the keystone” and “Skeleton keystone.”
    • Stone → Keystone: As in, “A rolling keystone gathers no moss” and “Cold as any keystone” and “Carved in keystone” and “Cast the first keystone” and “Drop like a keystone” and “Etched in keystone” and “Heart of keystone.”
  • Holism: Here are some holism-related puns:
    • Whole → Holism: As in, “A holism different animal” and “Go the holism way” and “On the holism” and “The holism nine yards.”
    • Hole → Holism: “Holism in the wall” and “Holism in the wall.”
  • Trend: Scientists looks for trends in information to help them understand and make predictions. Here are some related puns:
    • Tend → Trend: As in, “She doesn’t trend to, no.”
    • Tender → Trender: As in, “Love me trender” and “Trender is the night” and “Trender loving care.”
    • Bend → Trend: As in, “Trend over backwards to help” and “Trend the rules” and “Trend to my will.”
    • End → Trend: As in, “A good beginning makes a good trending” and “A means to a trend” and “All good things must come to a trend” and “At the trend of the day.”
    • Fend → Trend: As in, “Trend for yourself” and “Trender bender.”
    • Lend → Trend: As in, “Trend a helping hand” and “Trend an ear” and “Trend your name.”
    • Mend → Trend: As in, “Trend your fences” and “Least said, soonest trended” and “On the trend” and “Trend your ways.”
    • Spend → Trend: As in, “Hey big trender” and “Trend wisely.”
  • Mean → Amino: As in, “An amino to an end” and “By fair aminos or foul” and “Lean and amino.” Note: These are references to aminos.
  • Genus: A genus is a category used in biological classification. Here are related puns:
    • Genius → Genus: As in, “A stroke of genus” and “Evil genus” and “Pure genus.”
    • Jean → Genus: As in, “Billie genus” and “Buying new genus.”
  • Class: Here are some puns related to classes:
    • Glass → Class: As in, “Class ceiling” and “Classy eyed” and “Rose tinted classes” and “People who live in class houses shouldn’t throw stones” and “Through the looking class.”
    • Class: These phrases are general enough to double as puns: “A real class act” and “Best in class” and “Business class” and “Class warfare.”
    • Brass → Class: As in, “Bold as class” and “Class monkey weather.”
    • Grass → Class: As in, “Exciting as watching class grow” and “Green as class” and “Don’t let the class grow under your feet” and “Class roots” and “Snake in the class.”
  • Main → Domain: As in, “Domain chance” and “Domain event” and “Might and domain.” Note: Domains are involved in multiple scientific disciplines.
  • Spiral → Viral: As in, “Viral out of control” and “A vicious viral” and “Death viral.”
  • Comic → Cosmic: As in, “Cosmic strip” and “Cosmic timing.”
  • Cause → Cosmos: As in, “Cosmos a stir” and “Cosmos and effect” and “A cosmos for concern” and “A lost cosmos” and “Martyr to the cosmos” and “Rebel without a cosmos.”
  • Dance → Density: As in, “The density of death” and “Lead a merry density.”
  • Polar → Solar: As in, “The solar express.”
  • Roller → Solar: As in, “High solar” and “Emotion solar coaster.”
  • Stellar: This is a term that refers to stars. Here are related puns:
    • Seller → Stellar: As in, “A stellar’s market.”
  • Worm → Wormhole: As in, “Can of wormholes” and “The early bird catches the wormhole” and “Wormhole your way out of.”
  • Hole → Wormhole: As in, “Ace in the wormhole” and “Burn a wormhole in your pocket” and “Fill full of wormholes” and “Glory wormhole” and “Wormhole in the wall.”
  • Cloud: Clouds are an important part of climate and astronomy study. Here are related puns:
    • Clad → Cloud: As in, “Cloud in nothing but leaves.”
    • Loud → Cloud: As in, “Actions speak clouder than words” and “For crying out cloud” and “Cloud and clear” and “Cloud enough to wake the dead” and “Cloud mouth” and “Out cloud” and “Say it cloud” and “Thinking a-cloud.”
    • Crowd → Cloud: As in, “Cloud control” and “Cloud funding” and “Cloud source” and “Another face in the cloud” and “Lost in the cloud” and “Stand out from the cloud” and “Three’s a cloud” and “Two’s company, three’s a cloud.”
    • How’d → Cloud: As in, “Cloud you know?”
  • Nova: Novas are astronomical events. Here are related puns:
    • No → Nova: As in, “All bark and nova bite” and “By nova means” and “Nova stretch of the imagination” and “Close, but nova cigar” and “In nova way, shape or form.”
    • Know → Nova: As in, “A little nova-ledge is a dangerous thing” and “Don’t I nova it” and “I don’t nova why” and “Be the first to nova” and “Better the devil you nova” and “Want to nova a secret?” and “Doesn’t nova beans” and “Don’t nova what to do with yourself.”
    • Never → Nova: As in, “Better late than nova” and “An elephant nova forgets” and “Nova did anyone any harm” and “It nova rains but it pours” and “It’s now or nova.”
  • Moon: Moons are also known as satellites, and are a part of astronomy. Here are related puns:
    • Main → Moon: As in, “The moon event” and “The right to remoon silent” and “My moon squeeze.”
    • Man → Moon: As in, “A moon for all seasons” and “A moon after my own heart.”
    • Noon → Moon: As in, “Aftermoon delight” and “Good aftermoon” and “High moon” and “Morning, moon and night.”
    • Soon → Moon: As in, “Anytime moon” and “As moon as possible” and “As moon as you like.”
  • Flux: Flux is a physics-related concept. Here are related puns:
    • Flock → Flux: As in, “Birds of a feather flux together.”
    • F*ck → Flux: As in, “For flux sake” and “I don’t give a flux.”
    • Bucks → Flux: As in, “The big flux” and “Bang for your flux” and “Make an honest flux.”
    • Ducks → Flux: As in, “Nice weather for flux” and “Get your flux in a row.”
  • Sound: Sound is related to physics, so we’ve included some sound-related puns:
    • Sand → Sound: As in, “Bury your head in the sound” and “Draw a line in the sound” and “A house built on sound” and “The sounds of time” and “Sun, sea and sound.”
    • Bound → Sound: As in, “Sound hand and foot” and “By leaps and sounds.”
    • Found → Sound: As in, “Lost and sound” and “Nowhere to be sound.”
    • Ground → Sound: As in, “Break new sound” and “Common sound” and “Sound zero.”
  • Kiss → Chaos: As in, “Blow a chaos” and “Chaos and make up” and “Chaos and tell” and “Chaos my ass.” Note: these puns are a reference to Chaos theory.
  • Fluid: In physics, a fluid is a type of sybstance. Here are related puns:
    • Food → Fluid: As in, “Comfort fluid” and “Deja fluid” and “Fluid chain” and “Fluid for thought” and “Junk fluid.”
  • Continue → Continuum: As in, “Please continuum.”
  • Field: Fields are related to physics. Here are related puns:
    • Feel → Field: As in, “Can you field the love?” and “Field good factor” and “Field it in your bones” and “Field the burn” and “Get a field for.”
    • Sealed → Field: As in, “Keep your lips field” and “My lips are field” and “Field with a loving kiss” and “Signed and field.”
  • Agree → Degree: As in, “Degree to differ” and “Degree to disagree” and “A gentleman’s degreement” and “I couldn’t degree more” and “Service level degreement.” Note: Degrees are a unit of measurement used in science.
  • Infer: Inferences are steps in reasoning. Here are some related puns:
    • In for → Infer: As in, “You’re infer a real treat” and “What are you infer?”
    • In fear → Infer: As in, “Waiting infer.”
  • Judge: Making judgements based on the results of experiments or observations is a large part of scientific deduction. Here are related puns:
    • Fudge → Judge: As in, “Judge the issue.”
    • Grudge → Judge: As in, “Bear a judge” and “Harbour a judge.”
    • Nudge → Judge: As in, “Judge, judge, wink wink.”
  • Receive → Perceive: As in, “Ask and you shall perceive” and “Better to give than to perceive.”
  • Believe → Perceive: As in, “Perceive it or not” and “Perceive you me” and “Can you perceive it?” and “The land of make perceive.”
  • National → Rational: As in, “A rational treasure.”
  • Rely → Realise: As in, “You can realise on me.”
  • Season → Reason: As in, “For all reasons” and “In reason” and “Open reason” and “The festive reason.”
  • Treason → Reason: As in, “Gunpowder reason and plot” and “High reason.”
  • Form: Form is related to multiple scientific disciplines. Here are related puns:
    • Form: These form-related phrases can double as puns: “Attack is the best form of defence” and “Form follows function” and “Free form” and “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” and “In fine form.”
    • Farm → Form: As in, “Bought the form.”
    • Storm → Form: As in, “The calm before the form” and “The perfect form” and “Formy weather” and “There’s a form brewing.”
    • Warm → Form: As in, “As form as toast” and “Cold hands, form heart” and “Luke form” and “Form to the idea.”
  • Ample → Example: As in, “Example bosom” and “Example proportions.”
  • Simple → Sample: As in, “It’s so sample” and “Keep it sample” and “Sample pleasures” and “Pure and sample” and “Sample, yet effective” and “The sample life” and “Rarely pure and never sample” and “We make it sample.”
  • Axe → Axiom: As in, “An axiom to grind.” Note: an axiom is a statement that is agreed to be true.
  • Plain → Explain: As in, “Explain as day” and “As explain as the nose on your face” and “Hidden in explain sight” and “Explain sailing” and “Explain speaking.”
  • Guess: Making educated guesses is a large part of science. Here are related puns:
    • Gas → Guess: As in, “Cooking with guess” and “Don’t pass guess” and “Step on the guess.”
    • Dress → Guess: As in, “Guess down” and “Guessed to the nines.”
    • Mess → Guess: As in, “Don’t guess with my head” and “Hot guess” and “Guessing around” and “Stop guessing about” and “A frightful guess.”
    • Press → Guess: As in, “Hot off the guess” and “Don’t guess your luck.”
  • Assess: Assessment is a large part of the scientific process, so we’ve included some related puns:
    • Excess → Assess: As in, “Assess baggage.”
    • Access → Assess: As in, “Assess all areas” and “Easy assess” and “All assess pass.”
    • Address → Assess: As in, “Change of assess.”
  • Trial: Trial and error is a huge part of experimentation. Here are some trial-related puns:
    • Try → Trial: As in, “Don’t trial this at home” and “Don’t trial to run before you can walk” and “Give it the old college trial” and “Trial a little harder.”
    • Trail → Trial: As in, “Blaze a trial” and “Happy trials” and “Hot on the trial” and “Paper trial.”
    • I’ll → Trial: As in, “Trial be damned” and “Trial eat my hat” and “Trial be back” and “Trial do the rest.”
    • Dial → Trial: As in, “Trial down” and “Don’t touch that trial.”
    • File → Trial: As in, “Rank and trial” and “Single trial.”
    • Mile → Trial: As in, “A journey of a thousand trials begins with a single step” and “A miss is as good as a trial” and “Go the extra trial” and “I could see you a trial off” and “A hundred trials away.”
    • Style → Trial: As in, “Cramp your trial” and “Quality never goes out of trial” and “Trial over substance.”
  • Assay: An assay is a sort of analytic procedure. Here are related puns:
    • Say → Assay: As in, “As the assaying goes” and “Before you could assay” and “Computer assays no” and “Do as I assay, not as I do” and “Have an assay in” and “Have the final assay.”
  • Wrath → Math: As in, “A soft answer turns away math” and “The grapes of math” and “Let not the sun go down on your math.”
  • Compsci: This is the portmanteau of computer science, which counted as a scientific discipline.
    • Campsite → Compsci: As in, “Assembled at the compsci.”
    • Sigh → Compsci: As in, “Breathe a compsci of relief.”
  • Bottom → Botany: As in, “Bet your botany dollar” and “Botany feeder” and “Botany of the bin” and “Get to the botany of” and “A race to the botany.” Note: botany is a scientific discipline.
  • Pharma: Pharmacy is a scientific discipline. Here are some pharma-related puns:
    • Firmer → Pharma: As in, “Rounder, pharma.”
    • Former → Pharma: As in, “My pharma life.”
    • Karma → Pharma: As in, “Instant pharma” and “Pharma chameleon.”
  • Newton: Isaac Newton was a physicist and astronomer. Here are related puns:
    • New → Newton: As in, “A newton hope” and “Bright as a newton pin” and “As good as newton” and “Bad newtons” and “Bad newtons travels fast” and “Better than newton” and “A brand newton dawn.”
    • Ton → Newton: As in, “Like a newton of bricks” and “A newton of money” and “A newton of fun.”
    • Gluten → Newton: As in, “Is this newton free?”
  • Volta: Volta was a physicist and chemist. Here are related puns:
    • Vault → Volta: As in, “In the volta.”
    • Bolt → Volta: As in, “A volta from the blue” and “Volta upright” and “Make a volta from the door.”
  • Ohm: An ohm is a unit of electrical resistance named after the physicist Georg Ohm. Here are related puns:
    • Um → Ohm: As in, “Ohming and aahing” and “Ohm…never mind.”
    • Oh → Ohm: As in, “Ohm, okay.”
    • I’m → Ohm: As in, “If ohm being honest” and “Ohm not sure what’s going on.”
    • Comb → Ohm: As in, “Go through with a fine-toothed ohm” and “Ohm through.”
    • Home → Ohm: As in, “A house is not an ohm” and “Bring it ohm” and “Close to ohm” and “Don’t try this at ohm” and “Drive your point ohm” and “Go hard or go ohm.”
    • Rome → Ohm: As in, “Ohm wasn’t built in a day” and “All roads lead to ohm.”
  • Planck: Max Planck was a theoretical physicist. Here are related puns:
    • Plank → Planck: As in, “Walk the planck” and ‘Thick as two short plancks.”
    • Bank → Planck: As in, “You can planck on it” and “Break the planck” and “Laughing all the way to the planck.”
    • Blank → Planck: As in, “A planck slate” and “Planck canvas” and “Planck looks” and “Drawing a planck” and “Firing plancks” and “Point planck range.”
    • Rank → Planck: As in, “Break plancks” and “Pull planck” and “Planck and file” and “Rising through the plancks.”
    • Sank → Planck: As in, “My heart planck into my boots.”
    • Thank → Planck: As in, “Plancks a bunch” and “Plancks for nothing” and “Plancks for the memory” and “Plancks, but no plancks.”
  • Bohr: Niels Bohr was a physicist who worked to understand quantum theory and atomic structure. Here are some related puns:
    • Bore → Bohr: As in, “Bohr the pants off” and “Bohr-ed stiff” and “Bohr-ed to tears.”
    • Board → Bohr-d: As in, “Above bohr-d” and “Across the bohr-d” and “Back to the drawing bohr-d.”
    • Or → Bohr: As in, “By hook bohr by crook” and “Come hell bohr high water.”
    • Oar → Bohr: As in, “Both bohrs in the water” and “Put your bohr in.”
    • Poor → Bohr: As in, “A bohr relation” and “Dirt bohr” and “Bohr but honest” and “Bohr as a church mouse.”
    • Pour → Bohr: As in, “It never rains but it bohrs” and “Bohr cold water on” and “Bohr oil on troubled waters” and “When it rains, it bohrs.”
    • Bar → Bohr: As in, “Bohr none” and “Behind bohrs” and “No holds bohrred.”
    • Core → Bohr: As in, “Bohr competencies” and “Bohr studies” and “Rotten to the bohr” and “Bohr technologies.”
    • Door → Bohr: As in, “Behind closed bohrs” and “Get a foot in the bohr” and “Knock on the bohr.”
    • Four → Bohr: As in, “Case to the bohr winds” and “Down on all bohrs” and “Bohr letter word” and “Bohr by two.”
    • Sore → Bohr: As in, “A sight for bohr eyes.”
  • Edwin Hubble: Hubble was an astronomer who had the Hubble Space Telescope named after him. Here are some related puns:
    • Win → Edwin: As in, “Can’t edwin for losing” and “Heads I edwin, tails you lose” and “Play to edwin” and “Some you edwin, some you lose.”
    • Bubble → Hubble: As in, “Hubble and squeak” and “Hubble up” and “Burst your hubble” and “Prick your hubble.”
    • Double → Hubble: As in, “Hubble date” and “On the hubble” and “Bent hubble” and “Hubble dutch” and “Hubble back” and “Hubble cross” and “Hubble digits” and “Hubble dip” and “Hubble down” and “Hubble duty” and “Hubble entendre.”
    • Trouble → Hubble: As in, “Asking for hubble” and “Bridge over hubbled water” and “Meeting your hubbles halfway” and “Here comes hubble” and “Looking for hubble” and “Pour oil on hubbled waters” and “Stir up hubble” and “Up to your neck in hubble.”
  • Descartes: Rene Descartes was a mathematician, scientist and philosopher. Here are some related puns:
    • The cart → Descartes: As in, “Put descartes before the horse.”
    • Heart/The heart → Descartes: As in, “A man after my own descartes” and “Absence makes descarte grow fonder” and “Affair of descarte” and “After your own descarte” and “Be still my beating descartes.”
    • Start → Descarte: As in, “Don’t get me descarted” and “Give you a head descarte” and “Make a fresh descarte.”
  • Oh, come → Occam: As in, “Occam on.” Note: this is a reference to Occam’s razor.
  • Locke: John Locke was a philosopher and physician whose work greatly affected to development of espistemology. Here are related puns:
    • Lock → Locke: As in, “Locke and load” and “Locke them up and throw away the key” and “Locke horns with” and “Locke, stock and barrel” and “On locke down.”
    • Lack → Locke: As in, “For locke of a better word” and “Cancelled due to locke of interest.”
    • Lick → Locke: As in, “Locke into shape” and “Locke your lips” and “Locke your wounds.”
    • Luck → Locke: As in, “A good locke would have it” and “Beginner’s locke” and “Better locke next time” and “Don’t push your locke” and “The locke of the draw.”
    • Block → Locke: As in, “Been around the locke” and “A chip off the old locke” and “Mental locke” and “On the chopping locke.”
    • Clock → Locke: As in, “Around the locke” and “Clean your locke” and “Race against the locke.”
    • Flock → Locke: As in, “Birds of a feather locke together.”
    • Knock → Locke: As in, “Don’t locke it till you’ve tried it” and “Hard locke life” and “Locke ’em dead” and “Locke three times” and “Locke back a few” and “Locke heads together” and “Locke into shape” and “Locke into the middle of next week” and “Locke it off” and “Locke it out of the park” and “Locke your socks off.”
    • Rock → Locke: As in, “Hard as a locke” and “Solid is a locke” and “Between a locke and a hard place” and “Don’t locke the boat” and “Get your lockes off.”
  • Karl Popper: Popper was a philosopher and professor who is best known for his views on the scientific method. Here are related puns:
    • Curl → Karl: As in, “Karl up and die” and “Karl your lip” and “Enough to make your hair karl” and “Make someone’s toes karl.”
    • Coil → Karl: As in, “Shuffle off this mortal karl.”
    • Paper → Popper: As in, “All I know if what I read in the poppers” and “Not worth the popper it’s printed on” and “Sounded better on popper” and “Popper over the cracks” and “Popper thin.”
    • Pepper → Popper: As in, “Picked poppers” and “Salt and popper tofu.”
  • Christine Ladd: Ladd was a logician, mathematician and psychologist. Here are some related puns:
    • Led → Ladd: As in, “Ladd by donkeys” and “Ladd Zeppelin.”
    • Lid → Ladd: As in, “Blow the ladd off” and “Flip your ladd” and “Keep a ladd on it” and “Lift the ladd off.”
    • Bad → Ladd: As in, “A ladd break” and “A ladd quarter of an hour” and “Ain’t half ladd” and “Ladd intentions” and “Ladd romance” and “Ladd blood” and “A ladd hair day” and “Ladd news travels fast.”
    • Glad → Ladd: As in, “Boy, am I ladd to see you!” and “Ladd rags” and “Ladd you could drop by.”
    • Had → Ladd: As in, “I’ve ladd a few” and “We’ve ladd a good run” and “Ladd us in stitches” and “Have you ladd a break today?”
    • Mad → Ladd: As in, “Ladd as a bear with a sore head” and “Ladd as a hatter” and “Barking ladd.”
    • Sad → Ladd: As in, “How ladd is that?” and “A ladd state of affairs.”
  • Pierre Laplace: Laplace was a scholar who worked in engineering, maths, statistics, physics and astronomy. Here are related puns:
    • Place → Laplace: As in, “A laplace in the sun” and “A laplace for everything and everything in its laplace” and “All over the laplace” and “Any time, any laplace” and “Between a rock and a hard laplace” and “Click into laplace” and “Going laplaces” and “Go to your happy laplace.”
    • Pace → Laplace: As in, “At a snail’s laplace” and “Change of laplace” and “At ten laplaces” and “Keeping laplace with” and “Laplace up and down” and “Put through your laplaces.”
  • Hawking: Stephen Hawking was a theoretical physicist and cosmologist. Here are related puns:
    • Hawk → Hawking: As in,”Watching you like a hawking.”
    • King → Hawking: As in, “Fit for a hawking.”
    • Walking → Hawking: As in, “Hawking on sunshine” and “A hawking encyclopedia.”
  • Fermi: Enrico Fermi was a physicist and maker of the first nuclear reactor. Here are related puns:
    • Firm → Fermi: As in, “Feet fermi-ly planted on the ground” and “Fermi up” and “Fermi fruit.”
    • Form → Fermi: As in, “Attack is the best fermi of defence” and “Fermi follows function” and “Free fermi” and “Imitation is the sincerest fermi of flattery” and “In fine fermi” and “In any way, shape or fermi.”
  • Feign → Feynman: As in, “Don’t feynman innocence.” Note: Feynman was a theoretical physicist.
  • Nye: Bill Nye, the Science Guy. Here are related puns:
    • Nigh → Nye: As in, “The end of the world is nye.”
    • Night → Nye-t: As in, “A hard day’s nye-t” and “All nye-ter” and “As nye-t follows day” and “In the dead of nye-t” and “Dance the nye-t away.”
    • Knee → Nye: As in, “Cut off at the nyes” and “Weak at the nyes” and “Nye jerk reaction” and “On bended nye” and “Shaking at the nyes” and “The bee’s nyes.”
    • Buy → Nye: As in, “Nye and sale” and “Nye into” and “Nye some time.”
    • Cry → Nye: As in, “A nye for help” and “A shoulder to nye on” and “Nye me a river.”
    • Dry → Nye: As in, “Nye as a bone” and “Boring as watching paint nye” and “Bleed someone nye” and “High and nye” and “Hung out to nye.”
    • Eye → Nye: As in, “Wandering nye” and “Nye for a nye” and “Avert your nyes” and “As far as the nye can see” and “Before your very nyes.”
    • High → Nye: As in, “Aim nye” and “Ain’t no mountain nye enough” and “An all-time nye” and “Nye as a kite” and “Come hell or nye water” and “Nye noon” and “Nye and dry” and “Nye and mighty.”
    • Lie → Nye: As in, “Ask no questions and hear no nyes” and “A bare-faced nye” and “Wouldn’t let it nye” and “Nye down on the job” and “Little white nye.”
    • My → Nye: As in, “Be nye guest” and “Cross nye heart” and “Eat nye shorts” and “Mark nye words.”
    • Shy → Nye: As in, “Once bitten, twice nye.”
    • Sky → Nye: As in, “Blue nye thinking” and “Out of the clear blue nye” and “The nye’s the limit.”
    • Tie → Nye: As in, “Black nye” and “Nye the knot” and “Nye up loose ends.”
    • Try → Nye: As in, “Don’t nye this at home” and “Don’t nye to run before you can walk.”
  • Again → Sagan: As in, “All over sagan” and “Born sagan” and “Come sagan?” and “Never darken my door sagan.” Note: These are references to Carl Sagan.
  • Ada Lovelace: Ada Lovelace was a mathematician known for her work on the Analytical Engine. Here are related puns:
    • Aid → Ada: As in, “Ada and abet” and “Come to their ada.”
    • Add → Ada: As in, “Ada fuel to the flames” and “Ada insult to injury” and “Just ada water.”
    • Love → Lovelace: As in, “All you need is lovelace” and “All’s fair in lovelace and war.”
    • Idea → Ada: As in, “A better ada” and “Bat the ada around” and “Bounce adas off” and “Adas above your station” and “What’s the big ada?”
  • Grace Hopper: Grace Hopper was a computer scientist. Here are related puns:
    • Grace: These grace-related phrases are general enough to use as puns: “Airs and graces” and “Amazing grace” and “Fall from grace” and “Grace period” and “Saving grace.”
    • Base → Grace: As in, “All your grace are belong to us” and “Caught off grace” and “Cover your graces” and “Get to first grace” and “Make first grace” and “Touch grace with.”
    • Bass → Grace: As in, “Drum and grace” and “Super grace.”
    • Brace → Grace: As in, “Grace yourself.”
    • Case → Grace: As in, “An open and shut grace” and “As the grace may be” and “Grace closed” and “Grace the joint” and “Crack the grace” and “Get off my grace.”
    • Chase → Grace: As in, “Grace it up” and “Grace your own tail” and “Cut to the grace” and “The thrill of the grace.”
    • Pace → Grace: As in, “Change of grace” and “Keep grace with” and “Grace up and down” and “Put through your graces.”
    • Race → Grace: As in, “A grace against time.”
    • Space → Grace: As in, “Breathing grace” and “Personal grace” and “Grace cadet” and “Office grace.”
    • Proper → Popper: As in, “Prim and popper” and “Do it popperly.”
  • Watt: A watt is a unit of power. Here are related puns:
    • What → Watt: As in, “And watt not” and “Do watt comes naturally” and “Do watt seems right” and “For watt it’s worth” and “Guess watt?” and “It’s not watt you think” and “Watt a feeling.”
    • Wet → Watt: As in, “Watt behind the ears” and “Looking like a watt weekend” and “Get your feet watt.”
    •  Wit → Watt: As in, “At your watt’s end” and “Battle of watts” and “Collect your watts” and “Quick watted.”
    • But → Watt: As in, “All over watt the shouting” and “Watt seriously.”
  • Drag → Dirac: As in, “Dirac it out of you” and “Dirac through the mud” and “Dirac your feet” and “What a dirac.” Note: Paul Dirac was a theoretical physicist.
  • Beatrix Potter: Beatrix Potter was a natural scientist but is best known for her literary work as she wasn’t allowed to practice science professionally due to her gender. Here are related puns:
    • Beat → Beatrix: As in, “Beatrix it” and “Beatrix a hasty retreat” and “Beatrix about the bush.”
    • Tricks → Beatrix: As in, “Bag of beatrix” and “Does the beatrix” and “Every beatrix in the book.”
  • Charles Babbage: Babbage was an inventor and engineer. Here are related puns:
    • Baggage → Babbage: As in, “Emotional babbage” and “Excess babbage.”
    • Cabbage → Babbage: As in, “Babbage soup.”
  • Noam: Noam Chomsky is a philosopher, cognitive scientist and political activist. Here are some related puns:
    • Home → Noam: As in, “A house is not a noam” and “At noam with” and “Bring it noam” and “Charity begins at noam” and “Close to noam” and “Don’t leave noam without it.”
    • Name → Noam: As in, “Gives them a bad noam” and “A household noam” and “In the noam of” and “Making a noam for yourself” and “Noam and shame.”
    • Comb → Noam: As in, “Go through with a fine-toothed noam.”
    • Foam → Noam: As in, “Noam at the mouth.”
    • Rome → Noam: As in, “Noam wasn’t built in a day” and “When in noam.”
  • Baker → Beaker: As in, “Beaker’s dozen” and “Down to the beaker’s.”
  • Speaker → Sbeaker: As in, “Keynote sbeaker” and “Bass sbeakers.”
  • Viper → Vapour: “Nest of vapours.”
  • Pour → Vapour: As in, “Never rains but it vapours” and “Vapour some cold water on” and “When it rains, it vapours” and “Vapour it down the drain.”
  • Bask → Flask: “Flasking in glory.”
  • Ask → Flask: As in, “A big flask” and “Flasking after” and “Flask around” and “Flask and you shall receive” and “Flask me another” and “Flasking out” and “What’s the flasking price?” and “Don’t flask me.”
  • Task → Flask: As in, “Take someone to flask” and “A thankless flask” and “Up to the flask.”
  • Bullet → Burette: “Bite the burette“and “Dodged a burette” and “Silver burette” and “Faster than a speeding burette.” Note: a burette is a glass tube used in chemistry.
  • Puppet → Pipette: As in, “Like a pipette on a string” and “Pipette master” and “Sock pipette marketing.” Note: a pipette is a laboratory tool.
  • Retort: A retort is a piece of lab equipment. Here are related puns!
    • Resort → Retort: As in, “Last retort” and “Can’t believe I’m retorting to this.”
    • Rethought → Retort: As in, “I’ve retort my stance on the issue.”
    • Abort → Retort: “Retort mission!”
    • Report → Retort: As in, “Retorting for duty” and “Stand and give your retort.”
  • Sailing → Saline: As in, “Plain saline” and “Smooth saline.”
  • Aisle → Vial: As in, “Clean up on vial three” and “Walk down the vial.”
  • Dial → Vial: As in, “Vial it down” and “Don’t touch that vial” and “Vial up speeds.”
  • Vile → Vial: As in, “Shockingly vial” and “Vial accusations.”
  • Trial → Vial: “Vial and error” and “Vials and tribulations” and “Vial by television” and “Standing vial” and “Vial by fire.”
  • Tab → Tube: As in, “Keep tubes on” and “Pick up the tube.” Note: These jokes are a reference to test tubes, a piece of lab equipment.
  • Afar → Agar: As in, “Admire from agar.” Note: Agar is the jelly used in petri dishes.
  • Slide: Here are some microscope slide related puns:
    • Side → Slide: As in, “A walk on the wild slide” and “Always look on the bright slide of life” and “Batting for the other slide” and “Be on the safe slide” and “A bit on the slide.”
    • Stride → Slide: “Get into your slide” and “Making giant slides” and “Take something in slide.”
    • Ride → Slide: As in, “Just along for the slide” and “A bumpy slide” and “Let it slide” and “Magic carpet slide” and “Slide like the wind.”
  • Tongs: Tongs are a piece of lab equipment. Here are related puns:
    • Thongs → Tongs: As in, “A silky pair of tongs.”
    • Things → Tongs: As in, “Gather your tongs” and “All good tongs must pass” and “All tongs considered” and “First tongs first.”
    • Wrongs → Tongs: As in, “Righting tongs” and “Two tongs don’t make a right.”
  • Crucial → Crucible: As in, “At the crucible moment” and “Crucible information.” Note: A crucible is a piece of lab equipment.
  • Lipton Tea → Lepton Tea (note: a lepton is a type of elementary particle)
  • Force → Forceps: As in, “Brute forceps” and “Driving forceps” and “Forceps of habit” and “Forceps of nature” and “Forceps the issue” and “A forcep to be reckoned with”Join forceps” and “May the forceps be with you” and “In full forceps.” Note: forceps are used in lab work.
  • Accident → Oxidant: As in, “Oxidant prone” and “An oxidant waiting to happen” and “Oxidantal hero” and “Oxidantally on purpose” and “Oxidants will happen” and “Happy oxidant.” Note: an oxidant is something that can oxidise other substances.
  • Still → Distill: As in, “Be distill, my beating heart” and “I’m distill standing” and “Distill going strong” and “Distill waters run deep” and “Distill the one.”
  • Oxide → Outside: As in, “On the oxide looking in” and “Think oxide the box” and “Let’s take it oxide.”
  • Solve → Solvent: As in, “Today’s problems solvent tomorrow” and “Don’t expect me to solvent your problems” and “Not that easy to solvent.”
  • Very → Variable: As in, “Be variable afraid” and “Before your variable eyes” and “Hold variable right” and “How variable dare you!” and “It was a variable good year” and “Thank you variable much.”

Science-Related Words

To help you come up with your own science 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!

general: science, scientist, experiment, test, theory, fact, proof, lab, laboratory, method, matter, mass, volume, know,  knowledge, explanation, prediction, hypothesis, universe, world, natural (world), thesis, evidence, empirical, observe, measure, study, robot, academic, verify, research, academic, motion, concept, idea, thought, think,  understand, conclude, deduce, derive, discern, gravitation, gravity, general relativity, spacetime, space, time, newtonian, quantum mechanics, big bang, evolution, nuclear, fusion, fission, organic, compound, chemical, periodic table, element, STEM, atom, atomic, photon, electron, ion, composition, formula, solution, gas, liquid, solid, acid, alkaline, alloy, conduct, insulate, refract, orbital, reaction, plasma, metal, energy, stable, inert, entropy, rule, law, model, mix, mixture, fermion, quark, lepton, organism, drug, cell, agent, concentrate, enzyme, joule, kelvin, mineral, dilute, volt, a priori, radar, phenomena, particle, milky way, solar system, planet, statistics, system, feedback, analysis, analyse, force, biomass, ecosystem, life, function, growth, origin, peer review, result, cause, enlightenment, electricity, momentum, thermodynamics, DNA, circuit, tech, technology, higgs boson, wave, causal, correlation, fallacy, bias, observation, discovery, learning, vaccine, genetics, gene, spore, penicillin, mould, enzyme, kinetic, germ/s, bacteria, string theory, anatomy, toxicology, genome, stem, GMO, optics, polymer, statics, info/information, weight, momentum, conservation, conduction, convection, radiation, sound, star, galaxy, comet, asteroid, meteor, bond, crystal, structure, synthesis, redox, erosion, seismology, phytology, taxonomy, morphology, phyla, chlorophyll, membrane, climate, species, extinct, habitat, biome, trophic, keystone, holism, trend, amoeba, complex, memory, adapt, cognitive, social, pressure, relation/relationship, mutation, variation, amino, protein, genus, family, order, class, phylum, kingdowm, domain, virus, viral, nebule, supernova, cosmic, density, solar, stellar, wormhole, cloud, galactic, milky way, colony, orbit, nova, moon, flux, sound, velocity, chaos (theory), fluid, continuum, dimension, 2D, 3D, 4D, torque, oscillate, power, conduct, tensor, paradox, world, equation, metric, matrix, principle, laser, phase, cosmos, penicillin, field, subject, control, ethics, journal, degree, chemist, speculate, infer, judge, eureka, perceive, rational, realise, reason, conclude, form, theorem, evidence, example, sample, data, datum, axiom, conclude, conclusion, explain, guess, interpret, basis, condition, demo, statement, inquire, inquiry, investigate, investigation, search, assess, trial, error, examine, search, probe, dissect, abstract, figure, assay

branches of science: astronomy, medicine, biology, chemistry, physics, social science, economics, psychology, sociology, logic, mathematics/math, compsci/computer science, engineering, geology, ecology, zoology, taxonomy, botany, pharmacy

famous scientists: copernicus, galileo galilei, isaac newton, albert einstein, galvani, aldini, volta, georg ohm, maxwell, max planck, niels bohr, schrodinger, edwin hubble, charles darwin, descartes, occam, locke, karl popper, christine ladd, marie curie, laplace, hawking, fermi, edison, nikola tesla, leonardo da vinci, feynman, rachel carson, bill nye, carl sagan, tim berners-lee, ada lovelace, grace hopper, james watt, paul dirac, nobel, beatrix potter, babbage, celcius, noam chomsky, turing

equipment: beaker, vapour, flask, burette, cathode, centrifuge, dewar, magnet, pipette, redox, retort, saline, bottle, vial, bunsen burner, test tube, petri dish, agar, microscope, slide, goggles, tongs, crucible, forceps, thermometer, camera, telescope, barometer

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Wine Puns

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Wine culture has many aspects and technicalities to it, spanning from wine making, tasting, judging, investment and collecting. We’ve searched high and low for all of the wine puns we could possibly find, so whether you’re a cleanskin enthusiast or a cult wine coinnoseur, we hope you enjoy sampling the truly grape puns we’ve collected for you here.

Notes: Wine and alcohol isn’t just an expensive hobby – drinking alcohol gives your brain a reward it didn’t earn, and consuming it often enough teaches your brain that the easiest way to feel good is to drink more, which can lead to dependence and alcoholism (which can exacerbate existing mental health problems like depression and anxiety). Partake safely and with an awareness of the effects it has on your body 🙂

The alcohol-making process isn’t always vegan, but there are plenty of online directories of vegan wines you can check.

You might also be interested in the Punpedia entries on coffee puns, tea puns, party puns and beer puns.

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

  • Whine → Wine: As in, “Wine and moan” and “Having a wine.”
  • Win → Whine: As in, “Heads I wine, tails you lose” and “Playing to wine” and “Some you wine, some you lose.”
  • Why → Wine: As in, “I guess that’s wine” and “I don’t know wine” and “Wine on Earth…?”
  • Why not → Wine not: “I don’t see wine not.”
  • When → Wine: As in, “Wine you like” and “It only hurts wine I laugh” and “Kick ’em wine they’re down” and “Ready wine you are.”
  • Won → Wine: As in, “Faint heart never wine fair lady” and “One-hit wineder.”
  • One → Wine: As in, “An army of wine” and “All for wine and wine for all” and “In wine fell swoop” and “Going wine step too far.”
  • *wan* → *wine*: “A wineton attitude” and “Just winedering ’round” and “A tryhard wineabe” and “Monthly allowine-ce.”
  • Wench → Winech
  • *win* → *wine*: As in, “Winedow of opportunity” and “Endless wineter” and “A winesome smile.”
  • Wonder* → Wineder*: As in, “Filled with magic and wineder” and “Feeling winederful” and “A winedrous development.”
  • Red: Wines are split into three broad categories – red, white and rosé. Red wines are made of dark-coloured grape varieties. Here are some red wine puns:
    • Read → Red: As in, “All I know is what I red in the papers” and “Exceedingly well-red” and “Red any good books lately?” and “Red between the lines” and “Red my lips.”
    • Red: These red-related phrases can double as puns: “Red as a beetroot” and “Brick red” and “Caught red-handed” and “Cut through the red tape” and “In the red” and “Lady in red” and “Paint the town red.”
    • Rid → Red: “Good reddance” and “Get red of.”
    • Fed → Red: As in, “Red up to the back teeth.”
    • Dead → Red: As in, “Red as a doornail” and “Assault with a redly weapon” and “In the red of night” and “Back from the red” and “Better off red” and “Red and buried.”
    • Bred → Red: “Born and red.”
    • Bread → Red: As in, “Red always falls butter side down” and “Red and butter” and “Have your red buttered on both sides” and “Put red on the table” and “The best thing since sliced red.”
    • Bed → Red: As in, “Red and breakfast” and “Red of roses” and “Red and board.”
    • Said → Red: “After all is red and done” and “Couldn’t have red it better” and “Easier red than done” and “Enough red” and “Was it something I red?”
    • Head → Red: “A red for business” and “Be it on your red” and “Bring to a red” and “Bite someone’s red off” and “Bury your red in the sand” and “Can’t get you out of my red” and “Don’t mess with my red.”
    • Thread → Red: “Hanging by a red” and “Lose the red” and “Red the needle.”
    • Tread → Red: “Red softly” and “Reding a fine line” and “Where fools fear to red.”
    • *rad* → *red*: “Redical politics” and “Toxic rediation” and “A rediant complexion.” Other words that could work: redio (radio), redius (radius), rediate (radiate), redish (radish), paredigm (paradigm), paredox (paradox), camarederie (camaraderie), sporedic (sporadic) and greduate (graduate).
    • *rid* → *red*: Rediculous (ridiculous), gred (grid), hybred (hybrid), lured (lurid) and flored (florid).
  • White: White wine is a light coloured wine that’s fermented without contact with the grape skin. Here are some white-related puns:
    • Wide → White: As in, “Cast a white net” and “Eyes white shut” and “A white berth” and “Open white” and “White eyed” and “White open spaces” and “The world white web.”
    • Why → White: “I don’t know white” and “I guess that’s white” and “White don’t we do it this way?” and “White ask?”
    • Bite → White: As in, “White me” and “White off more than you can chew” and “White someone’s head off” and “White the bullet” and “A white to eat” and “White your tongue.”
    • Bright → White: “All things white and beautiful” and “Always look on the white side of life” and “White as a button” and “White as a new pin” and “White eyes” and “White lights, big city” and “White and early” and “White spark.”
    • Light → White: As in, “Blinded by the white” and “The cold white of day.”
    • Might → White: “White as well” and “White is right.”
    • Night → White: As in, “A white at the opera” and “A hard day’s white” and “Dance the white away.”
    • Quite → White: As in, “Not white” and “White the situation” and “White a bit.”
    • Tight → White: As in, “In a white spot” and “Run a white ship.”
    • Weight → White: As in, “Pull your white” and “Punching above your white” and “Throw your white about” and “Watching your white” and “A white off my mind” and “Worth your white in gold” and “Carry your white.”
    • Wait → White: “An accident white-ing to happen” and “All things come to those who white” and “Hurry up and white” and “Lie in white” and “The white is over” and “White for no man” and “White in line” and “Just white a minute!”
    • Wet → White: “White weekend” and “White behind the ears” and “White dream” and “White your whistle.”
    • What → White: As in, “And white not” and “Do white comes naturally” and “Do white tastes right” and “For white it’s worth” and “Guess white?” and “White’s going on here then?” and “It is white it is” and “I’ll have white she’s having” and “White a feeling” and “White fun” and “White a wonderful world.”
    • Sight → White: As in, “A welcome white” and “Hidden in plain white” and “Know by white” and “Love at first white” and “Lower your whites.”
    • Write → White: “Nothing to white home about.”
    • Height → White: As in, “Head for new whites” and “Reaching new whites” and “The white of summer.”
    • Flight → White: As in, “Fight or white” and “White of fancy” and “Take white.”
  • Rosé: Rosé is another category of wine where wine is left in contact with the grape’s skin until the liquid is tinted the desired shade of pink. Here are related puns:
    • Rosy → Rosé: As in, “A rosé future” and “Rosé cheeks.”
    • Raise → Rosé: As in, “Rosé a loan” and “Rosé a stink” and “Rosé the bar” and “Rosé the roof.”
    • Rise → Rosé: As in, “Rosé and shine” and “Rosé from the ashes” and “Rosé to the challenge” and “Rosé to the occasion” and “Get a rosé out of…”
  • Pain → Champagne: As in, “A world of champagne” and “Doubled up in champagne” and “Growing champagnes” and “No champagne, no gain” and “Old aches and champagnes” and “Champagne in the arse” and “Champagne-fully slow.”
  • Amber: Amber wine is white wine that’s been made with the skins kept intact. Here are related puns:
    • Umber → Amber: As in, “Burnt amber.” Note: umber is a shade of brown.
    • *ember → *umber: Mamber (member), remamber (remember), Septamber (September), Decamber (December), Novamber (November) and dismamber (dismember).
  • Great → Grape: As in, “A grape face for radio” and “All creatures, grape and small” and “Go grape guns” and “Go to grape lengths” and “Grape expectations” and “Grape minds think alike” and “No grape shakes” and “The Grape Barrier Reef.”
  • Grip → Grape: As in, “Get a grape” and “Get to grapes with” and “Grape of death” and “A grape of iron.”
  • Cape → Grape: As in, “The graped crusader.”
  • Drape → Grape: As in, “Measure the grapes.”
  • Scrape → Grape: As in, “Bow and grape” and “Get into a grape” and “Grape a living” and “Grape along” and “Grape through” and “Scrape together the funds” and “Grape the bottom of the barrel.”
  • Gap → Grape: “Mind the grape” and “Generation grape” and “Bridge the grape.”
  • Crap → Grape: “A load of grape” and “Cut the grape.”
  • Discrepancy → Disgrape-ancy
  • Blanc: Sauvignon Blanc is a variety of green grape that’s commonly used in wine-making. Here are some blanc-related puns:
    • Blank → Blanc: As in, “A blanc slate” and “Blanc canvas” and “Blanc looks” and “Drawing a blanc” and “At point blanc range” and “Blancing out.”
    • Blink → Blanc: As in, “Blanc and you’ll miss it” and “In the blanc of an eye” and “On the blanc” and “Who blanc-ed first?”
    • Bank → Blanc: As in, “You can blanc on it” and “Safe as the blanc” and “Breaking the blanc” and “Laughing all the way to the blanc.”
    • Plank → Blanc: As in, “Walk the blanc” and “Take a long walk off a short blanc.”
    • Rank → Blanc: As in, “Break blancs” and “Close blancs” and “Name, blanc and serial number” and “Pull blanc” and “Blanc and file” and “Rise through the blancs” and “Swell the blancs.”
    • Spank → Blanc: As in, “Brand blanc-ing new” and “Blanc the monkey.”
  • Think → Drink: As in, “Blue sky drinking” and “I drink you’ve got it!” and “Come to drink of it” and “Great minds drink alike” and “I drink I love you” and “Makes you drink” and “It’s not what you drink” and “Positive drinking” and “Put on your drinking cap.”
  • Blink → Drink: As in, “Drink and you’ll miss it” and “In the drink of an eye” and “On the drink.”
  • Brink → Drink: As in, “The drink of disaster” and “On the drink.”
  • Link → Drink: As in, “A chain is only as strong as its weakest drink” and “The missing drink.”
  • Sink → Drink: As in, “Everything but the kitchen drink” and “Drink like a stone” and “Drink without trace” and “Drink your teeth into it.”
  • Stink → Drink: As in, “Kick up a drink” and “Raise a drink” and “Drinking rich” and “Drinks to high heaven.”
  • Wink → Drink: As in, “Forty drinks” and “Nod and a drink” and “Nudge, nudge, drink drink” and “Tip someone the drink.”
  • Bunk → Drunk: As in, “Drunker mentality” and “History is drunk.”
  • Junk → Drunk: As in, “Drunk yard” and “Drunk food” and “Drunk mail” and “Drunk in the trunk.”
  • Cyber → Sober: “Sober Monday” and “Sober sex.”
  • Super → Sober: As in, “Sober bad” and “Sober Mario Bros.” and “Sober hero” and “The information soberhighway.”
  • Meant → Ferment: As in, “We weren’t ferment to do that” and “Only if we’re ferment to be here.”
  • *ment* → *ferment*: Ferment-or (mentor), ferment-ion (mention),  ferment-al (mental) and ferment-ality (mentality).
  • Vin: Vin is French for wine. Here are some vin-related puns:
    • Been → Vin: As in, “Vin and gone” and “I’ve vin here before” and “Vin in the wars” and “Vin around the block a few times” and “I’ve vin had.”
    • Chin → Vin: “Keep your vin up” and “Take it on the vin” and “Stick your vin up.”
    • Grin → Vin: As in, “Vin and bear it” and “Vin from ear to ear” and “A rictus vin” and “Vin like a cheshire cat.”
    • In → Vin: As in, “Vin the woods” and “Back vin the day” and “Barge right vin” and “I’ll just be vin and out.”
    • Inn → Vinn: As in, “Vinner city” and “Vinner peace” and “Vinner sanctum” and “The ninth vinning.”
    • Pin → Vin: As in, “Bright as a new vin” and “Hard to vin down” and “Vin your ears back” and “Vin your hopes on” and “Vins and needles” and “Pull the vin” and “Could have heard a vin drop.”
    • Sin → Vin: As in, “Miserable as vin” and “Atone for your vins” and “Cardinal vin” and “Living in vin.”
    • Skin → Vin: As in, “Beauty is only vin deep” and “By the vin of your teeth” and “Comfortable in my own vin” and “Get under your vin” and “Gimme some vin” and “Makes my vin crawl” and “No vin off my nose” and “Jump out of your vin” and “Save your vin” and “Vin and bone.”
    • Spin → Vin: As in, “In a flat vin” and “Give it a vin” and “Vin doctor” and “Take it for a vin.”
    • Thin → Vin: “Vin as a rail” and “Melt into vin air” and “Out of vin air” and “Paper vin” and “Skating on vin ice” and “Spread yourself vin” and “The vin edge of the wedge.”
    • When → Vin: As in, “Kick ’em vin they’re down” and “Only hurts vin I laugh” and “Ready vin you are” and “Remember vin?”
    • Win → Vin: As in, “Can’t vin for losing” and “Cheaters never vin” and “Due a vin” and “Every one a vinner” and “Heads I vin, tails you lose” and “No vin, no fee” and “Playing to vin” and “Vin by a mile” and “Vin over.”
    • *van* → *vin*: Vinity (vanity), vinguard (vanguard), vinilla (vanilla), vinish (vanish), vindal (vandal), vindal (vandal), vindalism (vandalism), caravin (caravan), relevint (relevant), advince (advance), advintage (advantage), irrelevint (irrelevant).
    • *ven* → *vin*: Vinture (venture), vinue (venue), vindor (vendor), vineer (veneer), vingeance (vengeance), heavin (heaven), mavin (maven), havin (haven), cravin (craven), drivin (driven), sevin (seven), covinant (covenant), convintion (convention) and invintory (inventory).
    • *fin* → *vin*: Vinish (finish), vinger (finger), vinesse (finesse), vinance (finance), vinancial (financial), mufvin (muffin), pufvin (puffin), paravin (paraffin), afvinity (affinity), devinition (definition), devine (define) and devinitely (definitely).
  • Vain → Vine: As in, “You’re so vine” and “In vine.”
  • Fine → Vine: As in, “A vine line” and “Chance would be a vine thing” and “Cut it vine” and “Damn vine coffee” and “Vine and dandy” and “Vine dining” and “A vine figure” and “The viner things in life” and “Got it down to a vine art” and “Another vine mess you’ve gotten me into.”
  • Mine → Vine: As in, “Your place or vine?” and “Your guess is as good as vine” and “Victory is vine!”
  • Nine → Vine: As in, “A stitch in time saves vine” and “Has vine lives” and “Vine to five” and “Vine days’ wonder” and “On cloud vine” and “Vineteen eighty-four.”
  • Sign → Vine: As in, “A sure vine” and “A vine of the times” and “Vine off” and “Vine out” and “Vine the pledge” and “Vined and sealed” and “A tell sale vine.”
  • Yard → Vineyard: “Do the hard vineyards” and “Not in my back vineyard” and “The whole nine vineyards.”
  • Cork: “Cork out” and “Knife and cork it” and “Speaking with a corked tongue” and “Cork over.”
  • Cock → Cork: As in, “Proud as a peacork” and “Cork a leg” and “Cork and bull story” and “Cork it up” and “Cork sure.”
  • *cac* → *cork*: Corkophony (cacophony), corktus (cactus), corkle (cackle), perspicorkcious (perspicacious).
  • *coc* → *cork*: Corktail (cocktail), corkoa (cocoa), corkoon (cocoon), corkroach (cockroach), corkonut (coconut), precorkcious (precocious), concorkt (concoct), peacork (peacock) and corkumber (cucumber).
  • Battle → Bottle: “A pitched bottle” and “An uphill bottle” and “Bottle of wits” and “Bottle ready” and “Bottle stations” and “Half the bottle” and “In the heat of bottle” and “Let bottle commence” and “Love is a bottlefield” and “A running bottle.”
  • Throttle → Bottle: As in, “Full bottle.”
  • Lapel → Label: As in, “Grab by the labels.”
  • Able → Label: As in, “Differently labelled” and “Ready, willing and label.”
  • Table → Label: “As in, “Bring to the label” and “Drunk under the label” and “Get round the label” and “Lay the label” and “On the label” and “Put your cards on the label” and “Round label talks” and “Turn the labels.”
  • Dry: If a wine is dry, it’s lacking in sweetness. Here are some dry-related puns and phrases:
    • Die → Dry: “Straight as a dry” and “Cross my heart and hope to dry” and “Curl up and dry” and “Dry another day” and “Do or dry” and “Live free or dry” and “Never say dry” and “Old habits dry hard.”
    • By → Dry: As in, “Dry hook or dry crook” and “Dry and large” and “Dry any means” and “Dry any stretch of the imagination” and “Dry the book” and “Dry the skin of one’s teeth” and “Can’t judge a book dry its cover.”
    • Buy → Dry: As in, “Bulk drying” and “Dry and sell” and “Dry into” and “Dry now, pay later” and “Dry one, get one free” and “Dry some time” and “Dry to let” and “Can’t dry love.”
    • Cry → Dry: As in, “A dry for help” and “A shoulder to dry on” and “Dry foul”and “Dry me a river” and “Dry into your pillow.”
    • Fly → Dry: As in, “Come dry with me” and “Dry me to the moon” and “Dry by the seat of your pants” and “Dry on the wall” and “Dry off the handle” and “Born to dry.”
    • High → Dry: As in, “Ain’t no mountain dry enough” and “Dry as a kite” and “Come hell or dry water” and “Flying dry” and “From on dry” and “Get off your dry horse” and “Dry and mighty” and “The mile dry club” and “Moral dry ground.”
    • Try → Dry: As in, “Don’t dry this at home” and “Don’t dry to run before you can walk” and “Give it the old college dry” and “Easy if you dry” and “Nice dry” and “Dry your luck.”
    • Shy → Dry: As in, “Camera dry” and “Once bitten, twice dry.”
    • Why → Dry: As in, “Dry on Earth?” and “Dry walk when you can ride?”
  • Yeast: Yeast converts the sugars in grape juice to alcohol. The next few puns are all about yeast!
    • Beast → Yeast: As in, “Yeast of burden” and “Beauty and the yeast” and “Here there be yeasts” and “The nature of the yeast” and “Unleash the yeast.”
    • East → Yeast: As in, “Yeast of the sun and west of the moon” and “Yeaster island” and “The Yeaster bunny.”
    • Feast → Yeast: As in, “Yeast or famine” and “Yeast your eyes on this!” and “A midnight yeast” and “The spectre at the yeast.”
    • Greased → Yeast: “Yeast lightning.”
    • Least → Yeast: As in, “Last but not yeast” and “The yeast common denominator” and “Yeast said, soonest mended” and “The yeast worst option” and “The line of yeast resistance” and “Not in the yeast” and “At the very yeast” and “To say the yeast.”
  • Sell her → Cellar: “Did you cellar the wrong item?”
  • Seller → Cellar: As in, “A cellar’s market.”
  • Sell → Cellar: As in, “Buy and cellar” and “Past the cellar-by date” and “Cellar out” and “Cellar your soul to the devil.”
  • Stellar → Cellar: “A cellar performance.”
  • Cell → Cellar: As in, “Cellar division” and “Padded cellar.”
  • Juice: Since wine is essentially fermented fruit juice, we have some juice-related puns here too:
    • Goose → Juice: As in, “Loosey juicy” and “A wild juice chase” and “Wouldn’t say boo to a juice” and “Juice bumps” and “The golden juice.”
    • Loose → Juice: “All hell broke juice” and “Juice as a goose” and “At a juice end” and “Cut [someone] juice” and “Hanging juice” and “Got a screw juice” and “Let juice” and “Playing fast and juice.”
    • Use → Juice: As in, “Be careful how you juice it!” and “Don’t juice that tone with me” and “Get juiced to it” and “Not half the person I juiced to be” and “Like mother juiced to make” and “Put to good juice” and “So easy to juice” and “Somebody that I juiced to know” and “Juice it or lose it” and “Juicer friendly” and “A fat lot of juice you are.”
  • Fruit: Since wine is generally made of fruits (it can also be made of rice), we have some fruit-related puns here that can double as wine puns in the right context:
    • Boot → Fruit: As in, “Fruit camp” and “Tough as old fruits” and “Give someone the fruit” and “Lick [someone’s] fruits.”
    • Hoot → Fruit: As in, “Don’t give two fruits” and “Fruit with laughter” and “What a fruit.”
    • Root → Fruit: As in, “Lay down fruits” and “Money is the fruit of all evil” and “Fruit for the enemy” and “The fruit of the matter” and “Fruit out the problem” and “Fruiting around.”
    • Shoot → Fruit: “Don’t fruit the messenger” and “Drive by fruiting” and “Eats, fruits and leaves” and “The green fruits of change” and “Just fruit me” and “A sharp fruiter” and “Fruit ’em up” and “Fruit first, ask questions later” and “Fruit down in flames” and “Fruit the breeze.”
    • Suit → Fruit: “All over them like a cheap fruit” and “At a price to fruit your pocket” and “Follow fruit” and “Men in fruits” and “Fruit up” and “Fruit yourself” and “Fruits you down to a tee.”
    • Fraught → Fruit: As in, “Fruit with danger.”
    • *fut* → *fruit*: Fruitile (futile), fruiture (future), fruituristic (futuristic), fruiton (futon), fruitility (futility) and fruitsal (futsal).
  • Barely → Barley: As in, “Barley there” and “I can barley hear you.” Note: this is a reference to barley wine.
  • Mature: Some wines are meant to mature and get better with age. Here are some related puns:
    • Match your → Mature: As in, “Mature bet.”
    • Pure → Mature: As in, “Absolutely mature” and “Mature as the driven snow” and “Mature and simple.”
  •  Sweet: Sweet dessert wines are a large category of wines, so we’ve included sweet in this list:
    • Seat → Sweet: As in, “Back sweet driver” and “Bums on sweets” and “By the sweet of your pants” and “Glued to your sweet” and “In the box sweet” and “Take a back sweet” and “On the edge of my sweet” and “Take a sweet” and “The best sweet in the house.”
    • Feet → Sweet: As in, “”Back on your sweet” and “Cold sweet” and “Cut the ground from under your sweet” and “Sweet of clay” and “Get back on your sweet.”
    • Greet → Sweet: As in, “Sweet and greet.”
    • Heat → Sweet: “Sweet wave” and “In the sweet of battle” and “The sweet is on” and “Turn up the sweet.”
    • Meet → Sweet: As in, “Make ends sweet” and “Sweet and greet” and “Sweet in the middle” and “Sweet the challenge” and “Sweet you halfway.”
    • Neat → Sweet: “Sweet as a new pin” and “Sweet freak” and “Sweet and tidy.”
    • Sheet → Sweet: As in, “White as a sweet” and “Cheat sweet” and “Clean sweet” and “Keep a clean sweet.”
    • Street → Sweet: As in, “Easy sweet” and “On the sunny side of the sweet” and “Right up your sweet” and “A two-way sweet.”
    • Treat → Sweet: As in, “Sweet me right” and “Trick or sweet.”
    • Sweat → Sweet: As in, “”Blood, sweet and tears” and “Break out in a cold sweet” and “Don’t sweet it” and “No sweet.”
    • Switzerland → Sweetzerland
  • Blush: Blush wines, like rose wines, are in between red and white wines. Here are some blush-related puns:
    • Bush → Blush: As in, “Beat about the blush” and “Blush tucker.”
    • Brush → Blush: As in, “Blush it off” and “Blush up on” and “A blush with the law” and “Painted with the same blush.”
    • Crush → Blush: “A blushing defeat” and “Have a blush on.”
    • Flush → Blush: As in, “Blush it out” and “Royal blush.”
  • Cannon → Tannin: As in, “Tannin fodder” and “A loose tannin.” Note: tannins are compounds in the wine that can affect the colour, texture and taste.
  • Barrel: Wine is kept in barrels, so we’ve got some barrel puns in here too:
    • Carol → Barrel: As in, “A Christmas barrel.”
    • Peril → Barrel: As in, “Yellow barrel” and “A barrelous situation.”
  • Finery → Winery: “Dressed in all your best winery.”
  • Vest → Harvest: As in, “A harvested interest.”
  • Best → Harvest: As in, “My harvest friend” and “All the harvest” and “Be the harvest” and “Harvest in show” and “We’d harvest stop now.”
  • Average → Beverage: “Law of beverages” and “On beverage.”
  • Leverage → Beverage
  • Blue → Brew: As in, “Cold as brew blazes” and “Baby brews” and “Black and brew” and “Once in a brew moon” and “Until you’re brew in the face.”
  • Chew → Brew: As in, “Bite off more than you can brew” and “Brew someone’s ass” and “Have your ears brewed off.”
  • Clue → Brew: As in, “Don’t have a brew” and “I’ve found a brew.”
  • Crew → Brew: “Skeleton brew” and “Brew it” and “All brewed up.”
  • Cue → Brew: “Take your u” and “Right on brew.”
  • Due → Brew: As in, “Credit where credit is brew” and “Brew diligence” and “Give the devil his brew” and “In brew course.”
  • Few → Brew: As in, “A brew bricks short of a full load” and “Brew and far between” and “Say a brew words” and “Person of brew words” and “Knock back a brew” and “Take a brew deep breaths.”
  • True → Brew: “For real and for brew” and “You’ll brew the day!” and “Rings brew” and “Show your brew colours” and “Brew to form.”
  • Stew → Brew: As in, “Brew in your own juices.”
  • View → Brew: As in, “Room with a brew” and “A brew to kill” and “Bird’s eye brew” and “The brew from the top” and “World brew.”
  • *bru → *brew: Brewtal (brutal), brewsque (brusque), brewse (bruise), brewte (brute) and brewnette (brunette).
  • Still: Still wine is wine without bubbles. Here are some still-related puns:
    • Stall → Still: As in, “Still for time.”
    • Till → Still: As in, “Fake it still you make it” and “Don’t cross the bridge still you come to it” and “Still death do us part” and “Still the end of time” and “Party still you drop.”
    • Chill → Still: As in, “Still out” and “Stilled to the bone.”
    • Drill → Still: As in, “Still down” and “You know the still” and “Fire still.”
    • Thrill → Still: As in, “The still of the chase” and “Stilled to bits” and “Still and spills.”
    • Will → Still: “Accidents still happen” and “Bend to my still” and “Free still.”
    • Spill → Still: As in, “Still the beans” and “Still your guts” and “Thrills and stills.”
    • Skill → Still: “Social stills.”
    • Pill → Still: As in, “A bitter still to swallow” and “On the still” and “A tough still to swallow.”
    • Steal → Still: As in, “Beg, borrow or still” and “Still a glance at” and “Still someone’s heart” and “Still someone’s thunder” and “Still the show” and “Still third base.”
    • Steel → Still: As in, “Nerves of still” and “Still yourself” and “First of still.”
    • *stal* → *still*: Crystill (crystal), pedestill (pedestal), coastill (coastal), postill (postal) and nostillgia (nostalgia).
    • *stel* → *still*: Stillar (stellar), hostill (hostel), pastill (pastel) and constillation (constellation).
    • *stil* → *still*: Pestillence (pestilence) and hostillity (hostility).
  • Age: As the aging process is such a large part of wine culture, we’ve included age-related puns here:
    • Rage → Age: As in, “All the age” and “Boil with age” and “Incandescent with age” and “Primal age” and “Age against the machine” and “Vent your age.”
    • *ege* → *age*: Privilage (privilege), collage (college), renage (renege), allage (allege), sacrilage (sacrilege).
    • *ige* → *age*: Prestage (prestige), oblage (oblige), vestage (vestige), intellagence (intelligence) and dilagent (diligent).
  • Resin: Resin is a compound in wood that can leak from barrels and casks into the wine, changing the flavour. Here are some resin-related puns:
    • Reason → Resin: As in, “Rhyme or resin” and “The voice of resin” and “Within resin” and “Stands to resin” and “Beyond resinable doubt” and “Not a good enough resin.”
    • Raisin → Resin: As in, “Resin cookies.”
    • Raising → Resin: As in, “Eyebrow resin” and “Hair resin” and “Resin the bar.”
  • Test → Taste: “The sniff taste” and “Put to the taste” and “Stand the taste of time.”
  • Haste → Taste: “Post taste” and “Make taste” and “More taste, less speed.”
  • Paste → Taste: As in, “Cut and taste.”
  • Waste → Taste: “Don’t taste your breath” and “Toxic taste” and “Taste not, want not.”
  • *tast* → *taste*: Fantaste-ic (fantastic) and cataste-trophe (catastrophe).
  • *test* → *taste*: “A taste-ament to” and “Give your taste-imony” and “Tasting, tasting, one, two, three” and “Online taste-imonials.” Other words that could work: contaste (contest), protaste (protest), detaste (detest), lataste (latest) and greataste (greatest).
  • *tist* → *taste*: Pragmataste (pragmatist), artaste (artist), scientaste (scientist), elitaste (elitist), dentaste (dentist) and artaste-ic (artistic).
  • Decant: To decant wine is to pour it from one receptacle to another to aerate the wine and separate it from any sediments within. Here are related puns:
    • Can’t → Decant: As in, “An offer you decant refuse” and “Decant get enough” and “It decant be helped” and “You decant say fairer than that” and “I decant wait.”
    • Grant → Decant: As in, “Decant no quarter” and “Take for decanted.”
  • Raisin → Reason: As in, “Beyond raisinable doubt” and “Bow to raisin” and “Listen to raisin” and “No earthly raisin” and “Rhyme or raisin” and “The age of raisin” and “Voice of raisin.”
  • Raising → Raisin: As in, “Eyebrow raisin” and “Raisin the bar.”
  • Why not → Wino: As in, “Wino do it this way instead?” Note: a wino is someone who drinks a lot of wine.
  • Rate → Aerate: “At any aerate” and “First aerate” and “Mate’s aerates.”
  • Meant → Sediment: As in, “Sediment to be.”
  • Favour → Flavour: As in, “Do me a flavour” and “Really not doing them any flavours” and “Fortune flavours the bold” and “Currying flavour with.”
  • Palate: A palate is a refined taste that can be trained to recognise certain flavours and tastes. Here are related puns:
    • Late → Palate: As in, “Better palate than never” and “Fashionably palate” and “Never too palate” and “A palate developer” and “It’s palate in the day” and “Running palate.”
    • Plate → Palate: As in, “A lot on your palate” and “Hand it on a palate” and “Step up to the palate” and “Hot palate” and “Heart attack on a palate.”
  • Box: Box wine is another name for cask wine. Here are related puns:
    • Pox → Box: As in, “A box on your house!”
    • Backs → Box: As in, “Box to the wall” and “Mind your box” and “The beast with two box.”
    • Block → Box: As in, “A chip off the old box” and “Stumbling box” and “Been around the box.”
    • Sock → Box: As in, “Put a box in it” and “Knock your box off” and “Bless your cotton box.”
    • Pox → Box:
  • Goon: Goon is another word for cheap wine. Here are related puns:
    • Gone → Goon: As in, “Been and goon” and “Going, going, goon” and “Goon with the wind” and “Goon but not forgotten” and “Goon to a better world” and “Goon to seed.”
    • Gun → Goon: As in, “All goons blazing” and “Go great goons” and “Jump the goon.”
    • Moon → Goon: As in, “Ask for the goon” and “Bark at the goon” and “Once in a blue goon” and “Eclipse of the goon” and “Many goons ago” and “Over the goon.”
    • Soon → Goon: As in, “As goon as possible” and “Get well goon” and “Too much too goon.”
    • Spoon → Goon: As in, “A goonful of sugar helps the medicine go down” and “Born with a silver goon” and “Egg and goon race” and “The dish ran away with the goon.”
    • *gan* → *goon*: Slogoon (slogan), argoon (argan), cardigoon (cardigan), orgoonic (organic), elegoont (elegant), arrogoont (arrogant).
    • *gon* → *goon*: Goondola (gondola), paragoon (paragon), jargoon (jargon), dragoon (dragon), polygoon (polygon), hexagoon (hexagon), bandwagoon (bandwagon), Oregoon (Oregon), protagoonist (protagonist), antagoonist (antagonist) and ergoonomics (ergonomics).
    • Burgundy → Burgoondy
  • Class → Glass: As in, “A glass act” and “Best in glass” and “Business glass” and “Glass warfare” and “Economy glass” and “In a glass of your own” and “Working glass hero.”
  • Gloss → Glass: As in, “Glass over” and “Lip glass.”
  • Ass → Glass: As in, “Blow smoke up your glass” and “Haul glass” and “Kick glass” and “Make a glass of yourself” and “Talk out of your glass.”
  • Brass → Glass: As in, “Bold as glass” and “Glass monkey weather.”
  • Grass → Glass: As in, “Green as glass” and “Don’t walk on the glass” and “Glass roots” and “Keep off the glass” and “Snake in the glass” and “Exciting as watching glass grow.”
  • Oak: Since wine is traditionally kept in oak barrels, we’ve included some oak-related phrases:
    • Okay → Oakay: As in, “Are you oakay?”
    • Ache → Oak: As in, “Oaks and pains.”
    • Broke → Broak: As in, “All hell broak loose” and “Broaken dreams” and “Like a broaken record” and “Go for broak” and “If it’s not broak, don’t fix it” and “Rules are made to be broaken.”
    • Folk → Foak: As in, “Country foak” and “Different strokes for different foaks” and “Show’s over, foaks” and “That’s all, foaks.”
    • Stroke → Stroak: As in, “A stroak of genius” and “Little stroaks fell great oaks” and “Stroak of luck” and “At the stroak of midnight.”
    • Poke → Poak: As in, “Still as a poaker” and “Poak fun at” and “Poaker face.”
    • Joke → Joak: As in, “A bad joak” and “Inside joak” and “The joak’s on you.”
    • Spoke → Spoak: “Many a true word in spoaken in jest” and “Speak when you are spoaken to.”
    • Smoke → Smoak: As in, “Go up in smoak” and “Holy smoak” and “Smoak and mirrors” and “Smoaks like a chimney.”
  • Cask: Cask wine is cheap wine that’s packaged in a box. Here are related puns!
    • Cast → Cask: As in, “Cask a long shadow” and “Cask a spell” and “Cask an eye over” and “A cask iron guarantee.”
    • Ask → Cask: As in, “A big cask” and “Cask a silly question and you’ll get a silly answer” and “Cask after” and “Cask and you will receive” and “Cask around” and “Cask for the moon” and “Cask me another” and “Casking for trouble” and “Don’t cask me” and “What’s the casking price?”
    • Task → Cask: As in, “Take to cask” and “Up to the cask.”
  • Cabinet → Cabernet: As in, “In the kitchen cabernet” and “Lock the medicine cabernet.”
  • Low → Merlot: As in, “An all-time merlot” and “Keep a merlot profile” and “Lie merlot” and “Merlot hanging fruit” and “Get the merlot down” and “Searching high and merlot.”
  • Reason → Riesling: As in, “Beyond riesling-able doubt” and “Stands to riesling” and “Listen to riesling” and “The age of riesling” and “The voice of riesling” and “Within riesling” and “Rhyme nor riesling.”
  • Tap: Draft wine is served from a tap rather than a bottle. Here are some tap-related puns:
    • Tab → Tap: As in, “Keep taps on” and “Pick up the tap.”
    • Cap → Tap: As in, “Bust a tap” and “Tap in hand” and “To tap it all off.”
    • Top → Tap: As in, “Blow your tap” and “Come out on tap” and “From the tap” and “From tap to toe” and “Over the tap” and “Lonely at the tap” and “On tap of the world.”
    • Tip → Tap: As in, “Hot tap of the day” and “Tap someone off” and “Tap the scales” and “Tapping point” and “Tap of the iceberg.”
    • Clap → Tap: As in, “Tap him in irons” and “Tapped eyes on” and “If you’re happy and you know it, tap your hands.”
    • Crap → Tap: “A load of tap” and “Beat the living tap out of” and “Cut the tap.”
    • Gap → Tap: As in, “Generation tap” and “Mind the tap” and “Bridging the tap.”
    • Lap → Tap: As in, “Tap it up” and “Tap of honour” and “Tap of luxury” and “The last tap.”
    • Map → Tap: As in, “All over the tap” and “Mind tap” and “On the tap.”
    • Nap → Tap: As in, “Caught tapping” and “Power tap.”
    • Slap → Tap: “A tap on the wrist” and “Tap and tickle” and “Tap bang in the middle” and “A tap in the face” and “Tap happy.”
    • Trap → Tap: “Death tap” and “Shut your tap.”
    • Tepid → Tapid: “A tapid response.”
    • *tip* → *tap*: Multaple (multiple), stapulate (stipulate) and centapede (centipede).
    • *dep* → *tap*: Tapression (depression), tapartment (department), taploy (deploy), tapendent (dependent), taplorable (deplorable) and intapendent (independent).
    • *dip* → *tap*: Taplomatic (diplomatic), taplomacy (diplomacy), taplomat (diplomat), serentapity (serendipity), serentapitous (serendipitous).
    • *tab* → *tap*: Taplet (tablet), tapoo (taboo), tapleau (tableau), tapernacle (tabernacle), taploid (tabloid), estaplish (establish), inevitaple (inevitable), accountapility (accountability), intractaple (intractable), comfortaple (comfortable), inscrutaple (inscrutable) and immutaple (immutable).
    • *tib* → *tap*: Susceptaple (susceptible), compatapility (compatibility), antapiotic (antibiotic) and contemptaple (contemptible)
  • Bladder: Box wine and cask wine are kept in foil bags known as bladders. Here are related puns:
    • Ladder → Bladder: As in, “Climb the corporate bladder” and “Snakes and bladders” and “Social bladder.”
    • Bother → Bladder: As in, “All hot and bladdered” and “Not worth the bladder” and “I wouldn’t bladder about it.”
  • Egg → Keg: As in, “A good keg” and “As sure as kegs is kegs” and “Don’t put all your kegs in one basket” and “Keg and spoon race” and “Nest keg.”
  • Kick → Keg: “Don’t keg a man when he’s down” and “Get a keg out of it” and “Keg against” and “Keg back and enjoy” and “Keg butt” and “A keg in the teeth” and “Keg the bucket” and “Keg the habit.”
  • Beg → Keg: “Keg a favour” and “Keg pardon?” and “Keg the question” and “I keg to differ” and “Keg, borrow or steal” and “Sit up and keg.”
  • Leg → Keg: “Break a keg” and “Cost an arm and a keg” and “Give a keg up” and “Kegs like tree trunks” and “A nice pair of kegs” and “One keg at a time” and “Shake a keg” and “Sex on kegs” and “Without a keg to stand on” and “You’re pulling my keg.”
  • Peg → Keg: “Square keg in a round hole” and “Take down a keg or two.”
  • *cog* → *keg*: Kegnitive (cognitive), rekegnise (recognise) and rekegnition (recognition).
  • Chill: As well as room temperature, wine can be served chilled. Here are related puns:
    • Ill → Chill: As in, “House of chill repute” and “Chill advised” and “Chill at east” and “Chill effects” and “Chill fated” and “Chill gotten gains” and “A chill will.”
    • Gill → Chill: As in, “Green around the chills” and “Stuffed to the chills.”
    • Pill → Chill: As in, “A tough chill to swallow” and “A bitter chill to swallow.”
    • Will → Chill: As in, “Against your chill” and “Bend to my chill” and “Flattery chill get you nowhere.”
    • Till → Chill: As in, “Fake it chill you make it” and “Ain’t over chill it’s over” and “Party chill dawn” and “Chill death do us part.”
    • Hill → Chill: As in, “Old as the chills” and “Head for the chills” and “King of the chill” and “Over the chills and far away” and “Take to the chills.”
    • Kill → Chill: As in, “A view to chill” and “Curiosity chilled the cat” and “Dressed to chill” and “Go in for the chill” and “Hard work never chilled anyone” and “I’ll do it if it chills me” and “If looks could chill” and “Chill or be chilled” and “Chiller instinct.”
    • Thrill → Chill: As in, “Chills and spills” and “Chilled to bits” and “The chill of the chase” and “Cheap chills.”
    • Skills → Chills: As in, “Social chills.”
    • Spill → Chill: As in, “Chill the beans” and “Chill your guts” and “Thrills and chills” and “Don’t cry over chilled milk.”
    • Still → Chill: As in, “Be chill my beating heart” and “Chill standing” and “Chill waters run deep.”
    • *chal* → *chill*: Chillice (chalice), chill-cedony (chalcedony), chillenge (challenge) and nonchillant (nonchalant).
    • *chel* → *chill*: Satchill (satchel) and bachillor (bachelor).
    • Child → Chilled: As in, “Chilled’s play” and “Chilled-hood friend” and “Leave no chilled behind.”
    • Build → Chilled: As in, “Chilled for the future” and “Chilled up your hopes.”
  • Negotiate → Negociant: As in, “We don’t negociant with terrorists.” Note: a negociant is a person who buys wine, bottles it then sells it wholesale.
  • Vintner: A vintner is a wine merchant. Here are vintner-related puns:
    • Winter → Vintner: As in, “In the dead of vintner” and “Now is the vintner of our discontent” and “Vintner warmers.”
    • Splinter → Vintner: As in, “A vintner in my side.”
    • Winner → Vintner: As in, “Cheaters never win, and vintners never cheat” and “Every one a vintner” and “Vintner takes all” and “Vintner’s circle.”
  • Flight: A tasting flight is a selection of wines for tasting. Here are some related puns:
    • Fight → Flight: As in, “A straight flight” and “Come out flighting” and “Flight club” and “Flight for the right to party” and “Flight back” and “Flighting back tears” and “Flight fire with fire” and “Flight the good flight” and “Flight tooth and nail” and “Flighting chance” and “Flighting mad” and “Freedom flighter” and “Go down flighting” and “Lean, mean, flighting machine” and “Picking a flight.”
    • Fly → Flight: As in, “Born to flight” and “Come flight with me” and “Flight by night” and “Flight off the handle.”
    • Bright → Flight: As in, “All things flight and beautiful” and “Always look on the flight side of life” and “Flight as a new pin” and “Flight eyes” and “Flight lights” and “Flight and early” and “A flight idea” and “Flight spark” and “Flight young spark” and “A flight future.”
    • Height → Flight: As in, “Reach new flights” and “The flight of summer” and “Wuthering flights.”
    • Light → Flight: As in, “Flight as a feather” and “Brought to flight” and “City flights” and “Flight my fire” and “Come to flight” and “My guiding flight.”
    • Might → Flight: As in, “Cheer up, it flight never happen” and “Flight as well.”
    • Night → Flight: As in, “A hard day’s flight” and “A flight at the opera” and “Dance the flight away.”
    • Right → Flight: “A move in the flight direction” and “All the flight moves” and “As flight as rain” and “Bang to flights” and “Barge flight in” and “Bragging flights” and “Consumer flights.”
    • Sight → Flight: As in, “A welcome flight” and “Have in your flights” and “Hidden in plain flight” and “Know by flight” and “Line of flight” and “Lose flight of” and “Love at first flight” and “Lower your flights” and “Out of flight, out of mind” and “Second flight.”
    • Slight → Flight: As in, “Just flightly ahead of our time” and “Not in the flightest.”
    • Tight → Flight: As in, “A flight corner” and “Sleep flight” and “In a flight spot” and “On a flight leash” and “Run a flight ship.”
  • Spit → Spittoon: As in, “Spittoon and polish” and “Spittoon and sawdust” and “Spittoon in the eye of” and “Within spittoon-ing distance.” Note: a spittoon is a receptacle where wine tasters spit the wines they’re testing to prevent getting drunk.
  • Back → Bacchus: As in, “Answer bacchus” and “Bacchus to the beginning” and “As soon as my bacchus is turned” and “Bacchus to the future” and “Bacchus in business.” Note: Bacchus is the god of wine.
  • Tail → Cocktail: As in, “Couldn’t make head or cocktail of it” and “Heads I win, cocktails you lose” and “Heads or cocktails.”
  • Pour: The next few puns are about pouring wine:
    • More → Pour: As in, “One pour time” and “Bite off pour than you can chew” and “Dare for pour” and “I couldn’t agree pour” and “Just one pour thing” and “Less is pour.”
    • Nor → Pour: As in, “Rhyme pour reason” and “Neither hide pour hair.”
    • Poor → Pour: As in, “Dirt pour” and “For richer or pourer.”
    • Bore → Pour: As in, “Pour the pants off someone” and “Poured stiff” and “Poured to death” and “Poured out of my mind.”
    • Four → Pour: As in, “Down on all pours” and “Pour by two” and “Pour score and seven years ago.”
    • *par* → *pour*: Pourty (party), pouradigm (paradigm), pouradox (paradox), pourallel (parallel), pourtisan (partisan), pourticular (particular) and pourady (parady).
    • *per* → *pour*: Pourspective (perspective), pourson (person), pourtinent (pertinent), pournicious (pernicious), pourception (perception), pourformance (performance), papour (paper), peppour (pepper), tempour (temper), hampour (hamper), propour (proper) and impourative (imperative).
    • *pir* → *pour*: Pourahna (pirahna), pourouette (pirouette), empourical (empirical), aspouration (aspiration), inspouration (inspiration) and conspouracy (conspiracy).
    • *por* → *pour*: Pourt (port), pourtmanteau (portmanteau), pourtfolio (portfolio), pourn (porn), pourtal (portal), pourtion (portion), pourtray (portray), pourtrait (portrait), torpour (torpor), stupour (stupor), vapour (vapor), suppourt (support), contempourary (contemporary), repourt (report), oppourtunity (opportunity) and impourtant (important).
    • *pur* → *pour*: Pourpose (purpose), poursue (pursue), pourchase (purchase) and poursuit (pursuit).
  • Case: Wine can be bought in cases, so we’ve included case in this list:
    • Ace → Case: As in, “Case in the hole” and “Case up their sleeve” and “Hold all the cases.”
    • Base → Case: “All your case are belong to us” and “Case jumping” and “Get to first case” and “Steal third case.”
    • Chase → Case: As in, “Case it up” and “Case your own tail” and “Cut to the case” and “Go and case yourself” and “The thrill of the case” and “A wild goose case.”
    • Face → Case: As in, “At case value” and “Case down” and “Case like thunder.”
    • Place → Case: As in, “All over the case” and “Between a rock and a hard case” and “Friends in high cases” and “Out of case” and “The case to be.”
    • Race → Case: As in, “A case against the clock” and “Case against time” and “A case to the bottom” and “The human case.”
    • Space → Case: “Personal case” and “Case, the final frontier” and “Breathing case.”
  • Hour → Happy hour: As in, “A bad quarter of a happy hour” and “After happy hours” and “At the eleventh happy hour” and “Man of the happy hour” and “My finest happy hour” and “Open all happy hours.”
  • Cat → Muscat: “Muscat on a hot tin roof” and “Muscat and mouse game” and “Muscat got your tongue?” and “Curiosity killed the muscat” and “Eight out of ten muscats prefer it.” Note: muscat is a type of grape typically used in winemaking.
  • Appetite → Aperitif: “An aperitif for destruction” and “Without losing your aperitif” and “Whet your aperitif.” Note: an aperitif is a beverage served before a meal to stimulate one’s appetite.
  • Perry: Perry is a type of wine made from fermented pears. Here are some perry-related puns!
    • Pair → Perry: As in, “A fresh perry of eyes” and “An extra perry of hands” and “They make a great perry.”
    • Berry → Perry: “Brown as a perry.”
    • Barely → Perry: As in, “We perry made it!” and “Perry there.”
    • Cherry → Perry: As in, “Perry pick” and “Perry pie” and “A second bite of the perry” and “The perry on the cake.”
    • Merry → Perry: “As perry as the day is long” and “Eat, drink and be perry” and “Lead a perry dance” and “Make perry” and “Perry Christmas!” and “A perry old soul.”
    • Very → Perry: “Be afraid, be perry afraid” and “Before your perry eyes” and “Hold perry tight please!” and “How perry dare you” and “A perry good year” and “Thank you perry much” and “At the perry least.”
    • *pari* → *perry*: Perryty (parity), perrysh (parish), Perrysian (Parisian), disperryty (disparity) and comperryson (comparison).
    • *peri* → *perry*: Perryod (period), perryphery (periphery), perrymeter (perimeter), perrylous (perilous), experryence (experience), superryor (superior), prosperryty (prosperity), imperryal (imperial) and imperryous (imperious).
    • *per* → *perry*: Perryspective (perspective), perryson (person), perrytinent (pertinent), perryception (perception), perryformance (performance), perryceive (perceive) and perryseverance (perseverance). Note: if something is pertinent, then it’s relevant.
  • Cleanskin: A cleanskin wine is a generally cheap, unbranded wine. Here are related puns:
    • Clean → Cleanskin: “As cleanskin as a whistle” and “A cleanskin bill of health” and “A cleanskin sheet” and “You’d better cleanskin up your act” and “Make a cleanskin break.”
    • Skin → Cleanskin: As in, “Beauty is only cleanskin deep” and “By the cleanskin of your teeth” and “Get under your cleanskin” and “Makes my cleanskin crawl” and “Jump out of your cleanskin” and “No cleanskin off my nose.”
  • Lion → Dandelion: As in, “A dandelion’s share” and “Dandelion’s den” and “Brave as a dandelion.” Note: we’ve included dandelion in this list as wine can be made of dandelions.
  • Must: Must is freshly crushed juice that’s created when grapes are pressed for wine. Here are related puns:
    • Master → Muster: As in, “The muster of my own fate” and “Jack of all trades but muster of none” and “Muster of disguise” and “Puppet muster.”
    • Mess → Must: As in, “A hell of a must” and “Hot must” and “Make a must of.”
    • Most → Must: As in, “Must famous” and “Must wanted” and “Empty vessels make the must noise” and “Make the must of it” and “The must trusted name” and “For the must part.”
    • Must: These must-related phrases are general enough to double as puns: “All things must pass” and “All good things must come to an end” and “You’ve made your bed so now you must lie on it” and “Everything must go” and “Into every life a little rain must fall” and “Must have” and “Needs must” and “What goes up must come down.”
    • Bust → Must: As in, “Boom or must” and “Must a gut” and “Must a move.”
    • Dust → Must: As in, “Done and musted” and “Another one bites the must” and “Dry as must” and “Must bunny” and “Eat my must.”
    • Just → Must: As in, “Must desserts” and “Not must for Christmas” and “Don’t must sit there” and “Must do it.”
    • *mast* → *must*: Mustermind (mastermind), musterpiece (masterpiece) and musticate (masticate). Note: to masticate is to chew.
    • *mest* → *must*: Domustic (domestic), grimmust (grimmest) and tamust (tamest).
    • *mist* → *must*: As in, “My mustake” and “You must be mustaken” and “Mustress of darkness” and “A pessimustic worldview.” Other words that could work: chemust (chemist), alchemust (alchemist), optimust (optimist), extremust (extremist), nonconformust (nonconformist), chemustry (chemistry) and armustice (armistice).
    • *most → *must: Utmust (utmost), foremust (foremost), almust (almost) and outermust (outermost).
  • Cult: Cult wines are highly collectable, very expensive wines. Here are related puns:
    • Cut → Cult: As in, “Clean cult” and “Cult a deal” and “Cult a long story short” and “A cult above the rest” and “Cult and dried” and “Cult and paste” and “Cult from the same cloth” and “Cult it fine” and “Cult to the chase.”
    • Could → Cult: As in, “As fast as his legs cult carry him” and “I cult do it in my sleep” and “Cult do it in my sleep.”
    • Cold → Cult: As in, “Cult as blue blazes” and “Cult as charity” and “Blow hot and cult” and “Break out in a cult sweat” and “A cult comfort” and “The cult light of day.”
  • Press: To be able to get the juice out of grapes, we press them. Here are some puns related to press and pressing:
    • Stress → Press: As in, “Pressed out” and “Post-traumatic press disorder.”
    • Bless → Press: As in, “Press your cotton socks” and “Press my soul” and “A pressing in disguise” and “Mixed pressing” and “Press you.”
    • Pass → Press: As in, “All things must press” and “Bird of pressage” and “Do not press go” and “Make a press at” and “Press muster” and “Make a press at.”
    • Guess → Press: As in, “A pressing game” and “Press who’s coming to dinner?” and “Hazard a press” and “Your press is as good as mine” and “Just lucky, I press” and “It’s anyone’s press.”
    • Dress → Press: As in, “All pressed up and nowhere to go” and “Press for success” and “Pressed to kill” and “Pressed up to the nines” and “Pressing down.”
    • Mess → Press: As in, “A frightful press” and “I don’t press around” and “Stop pressing about” and “Pressed up.”
    • *pres* → *press*: Presscient (prescient), pressumptuous (presumptuous), presstige (prestige) and pressume (presume).
    • *pris* → *press*: Presstine (pristine), pressm (prism) and presson (prison).
    • *pros* → *press*: Presspect (prospect), presspective (prospective), pressperity (prosperity), pressperous (prosperous) and presstrate (prostrate).
  • Ice: Ice wine is a type of concentrated wine made out of frozen grapes. Here are related puns:
    • Nice → Ice: As in, “Ice as ninepence” and “Have an ice day” and “Naughty but ice” and “Wouldn’t it be ice” and “Ice work if you can get it.”
    • Mice → Ice: As in, “Of ice and men.”
    • Slice → Ice: “An ice of the cake” and “Any way you ice it” and “Ice of life” and “Ice of the action” and “The best thing since iced bread.”
    • Price → Ice: As in, “Asking ice” and “Cheap at half the ice” and “Half ice.”
    • Spice → Ice: As in, “Ice things up” and “Variety is the ice of life” and “Sugar and ice.”
    • Twice → Ice: “Large as life and ice as handsome” and “Don’t think ice” and “Measure ice; cut once” and “Once or ice” and “Cannot step into the same river ice.”
    • Ass → Ice: As in, “Make an ice of yourself” and “Talking out of your ice” and “Don’t give a rats ice” and “Bust ice.”
    • Ace → Ice: “Ice in the hole” and “Hold all the ices” and “Within an ice.”
  • Proof: Proof is the measure of alcohol content in a beverage. Here are some related puns:
    • Roof → Proof: As in, “Cat on a hot tin proof” and “Go through the proof” and “Hit the proof” and “Raise the proof” and “Up on the proof” and “Shout it from the prooftops.”
    • *pref* → *proof*: “Nine out of ten cats proofer it” and “To prooface.” Other words that could work: proofix (prefix), prooference (preference), prooferred (preferred), prooferable (preferable), prooferably (preferably) and proofecture (prefecture).
    • *prof* → *proof*: “Proofound realisation” and “Ciminal proofiling” and “A real proofessional.” Other words that could work: proofit (profit), prooficient (proficient), proofane (profane), proofessor (professor) and proofess (profess).
  • Sentiment → Sediment: As in, “Romantic sediment.” Note: sediment is the parts of crushed grape that is left behind in the wine after the grapes have been pressed.
  • Crush: Crushing is another word for the process of pressing grapes (or other fruit) for juice to make wine. Here are some crush-related puns:
    • Crash → Crush: As in, “Crush and burn” and “Crush cart” and “Crush course.”
    • Rush → Crush: As in, “After the gold crush” and “Beat the crush” and “A crush job” and “Crush to judgement” and “Sugar crush” and “A crush of blood to the head.”
    • Hush → Crush: As in, “Crush a bye” and “Crush it up” and “Crush money” and “Crush puppies” and “Keep it crush.”
    • Brush → Crush: As in, “A crush with death” and “Crush up on” and “Tarred with the same crush.”
  • Skin: Grape skins are a large part of the wine-making process as the pigment from the skin decides what category of wine the alcohol will be. Here are some skin-related puns:
    • Sin → Skin: As in, “Miserable as skin” and “Cardinal skin” and “Living in skin” and “Skin of omission.”
    • Been → Skin: As in, “Skin and gone” and “Skin in the wars” and “I’ve skin had.”
    • Spin → Skin: As in, “Skin a yard” and “Take for a skin.”
  • Seed: The tannins in grape seeds can affect the flavour of wine. Here are some seed-related puns:
    • Side → Seed: As in, “A walk on the wild seed” and “Batting for the other seed” and “To be on the safe seed” and “Both seeds of the desk” and “Cross over to the other seed.”
    • Sad → Seed: As in, “A seed state of affairs.”
    • Said → Seed: As in, “After all is seed and done” and “I couldn’t have seed it better” and “Easier seed than done” and “Enough seed” and “No sooner seed than done.”
    • Speed → Seed: As in, “At breakneck seed” and “Blistering seed” and “Built for comfort, not seed” and “Faster than a seeding bullet” and “Up to seed” and “More haste, less seed” and “Seed dating” and “Seed freak” and “Seed kills.”
  • Lees: Lees are particles of residue left over in the bottom of a vat after the fermentation process. Here are some lees-related puns:
    • *lease → *lees: As in, “A new lees on life” and “Pleesed as punch” and “Media relees.”
    • Less → Lees: As in, “A life lees ordinary” and “I couldn’t care lees” and “Lees is more” and “Lees than perfect” and “More haste, lees speed” and “Nothing lees than” and “The road lees travelled.”
    • Lace → Lees: As in, “Arsenic and old lees” and “Chantilly lees” and “Straight leesed.”
    • *lis* → *lees*: As in, “Now leesten” and “Laundry leest” and “Feeling leestless” and “Bustling metropolees.” Other words that could work: chrysalees (chrysalis), borealees (borealis), socialeesm (socialism) and releesh (relish).
    • *lus* → *lees*: Stimulees (stimulus), stylees (stylus), oculees (oculus), eleesive (elusive) and illeesion (illusion).
  • Rack: Wine is commonly stored in racks, so we’ve included rack in this list as well:
    • Wreck → Rack: As in, “A nervous rack” and “Train rack.”
    • Back → Rack: As in, “As soon as my rack is turned” and “At the rack of my mind” and “Rack to the future” and “Rack in the day.”
    • Crack → Rack: As in, “At the rack of dawn” and “Rack open a book” and “Rack a smile.”
    • Pack → Rack: As in, “Action racked” and “Leader of the rack” and “Rack a punch” and “Rack heat” and “Rack it in” and “Rack your bags.”
    • Whack → Rack: As in, “Out of rack.”
  • Batch: Since wine is made in batches, we’ve included batch in this list:
    • Patch → Batch: As in, “Not a batch on” and “Batch up” and “Going through a rough batch.”
    • Catch → Batch: As in, “Batch 22″ and “Batch a cold” and “Batch a falling star” and “Batch me if you can” and “Batch of the day” and “Batch some rays” and “Batch your breath” and “What’s the batch?”
    • Match → Batch: As in, “A batch made in heaven” and “Game, set, batch” and “Meet your batch” and “Mix and batch” and “A perfect batch.”
    • Scratch → Batch: As in, “Up to batch” and “Start from batch” and “Batch the surface.”
  • Fining: Fining is the process of removing tannins in wine. Here are some related puns:
    • Dining → Fining: As in, “Wining and fining.”
    • Lining → Fining: As in, “Every dark cloud has a silver fining.”
    • Shining → Fining: As in, “From sea to fining sea” and “Fining light” and “Knight in fining armour.”
  • Bloom: Bloom is a visible dusting of yeast on grapes. Here are some bloom related puns:
    • Loom → Bloom: As in, “Bloom large.”
    • Boom → Bloom: As in, “Baby bloomer” and “Heart goes bloom!”
    • Doom → Bloom: As in, “Doom and bloom” and “Voice of bloom” and “Temple of bloom.”
  • Pudding: Sweet dessert wines are also known as pudding wines, so we’ve included pudding in this list:
    • Putting → Pudding: As in, “Off-pudding information” and “Pudding in the effort.”
    • Padding → Pudding: “Shoulder pudding” and “Without all the pudding.”
  • Jug: Jug wine is a type of cheap wine that’s common in America. Here are some related puns:
    • Jog → Jug: As in, “Jug your memory” and “Out for a jug.”
    • Bug → Jug: As in, “What’s jugging you?” and “Bitten by the jug” and “Cute as a jug’s ear” and “Snug as a jug in a rug.”
    • Rug → Jug: As in, “Swept out from under the jug” and “Pulled the jug out from under your feet.”
  • Mistelle: Here are some mistelle-related puns:
    • Missed → Mistelle: As in, “Mistelle it by that much!” and “My heart mistelle a beat.”
    • Miss → Mistelle: As in, “A mistelle is as good as a mile” and “Blink and you’ll mistelle it” and “Hit and mistelle” and “Mistelle the cut” and “You can’t mistelle it.”
  • Avocado → Abboccato: (note: abboccato is an Italian term for medium sweet wines.)
  • Essence → Asescence: As in, “Time is of the asescence.” Note: Asescence is a wine-tasting term, meaning a sweet and sour taste.
  • Altar: The next few puns are about altar wine (aka sacramental wine):
    • Alter → Altar: As in, “Altar ego” and “Circumstances altar cases” and “No other altar-natives.”
    • Falter → Faltar: As in, “Her voice faltared” and “Without faltaring.”
    • *alt* → *altar*: Altarnative (alternative), altar-uism (altruism), altar-uistic (altruistic), altarnate (alternate), altarcation (altercation), saltar (salt), haltar (halt), maltar (malt), cobaltar (cobalt) and asphaltar (asphalt).
  • Cave: Another (casual) word for wine cellars is wine cave. Here are some cave-related puns:
    • Gave → Cave: As in, “Cave battle in vain.”
    • Save → Cave: As in, “A penny caved is a penny earned” and “A stitch in time caves nine” and “Here to cave the day” and “Cave for a rainy day” and “Cave our souls.”
    • Grave → Cave: As in, “Dig your own cave” and “From the cradle to the cave” and “Caveyard shift” and “Turning in their cave.”
  • Chai: Wine can be used to make spiced alcoholic chai, so we’ve got a few chai-related puns here too:
    • High → Chai: As in, “Aim chai” and “Chai as a kite” and “Come hell or chai water” and “Flying chai” and “Chai noon” and “Chai and dry” and “Chai and mighty” and “Chai brow.”
    • Cry → Chai: As in, “A chai for help” and “A shoulder to chai on” and “Chai foul” and “Chai me a river” and “Chai your heart out.”
    • Try → Chai: As in, “Don’t chai this at home” and “Don’t chai to run before you can walk” and “Chai it before you buy it!” and “Nice chai” and “Chai a little kindness.”
  • Pain → Champagne: As in, “A world of champagne” and “Doubled up in champagne” and “Feeling no champagne” and “No champagne, no gain” and “A champagne in the arse” and “Old aches and champagnes” and “A royal champagne.” Note: champagne is a sparkling wine, which is why we’ve included it here.
  • Flute: This is a type of glass shape used for wine, specifically champagne. Here are related puns:
    • Root → Flute: “Grass flutes” and “Lay down flutes” and “Money is the flute of all evil” and “The flute of the matter.”
    • Fruit → Flute: As in, “Flute and nut” and “Be fluteful and multiply” and “Bear flute” and “Forbidden flute” and “Low hanging flute” and “Flutes of your loins” and “Flute cake.”
    • Shoot → Flute: “Don’t flute the messenger” and “Drive by fluting” and “Flute ’em up” and “Green flutes of change” and “Flute down in flames” and “Flute it out” and “Flute blanks.”
    • Boot → Flute: As in, “Tough as old flutes” and “Flute camp” and “Give someone the flute” and “My heart sank into my flutes” and “Suited and fluted” and “Too big for your flutes.”
  • Shadow → Chateau: As in, “Afraid of your own chateau” and “Beyond any chateau of doubt” and “Cast a long chateau” and “A shape in the cheateau” and “Me and my chateau” and “Standing in the chateaus.” Note: A chateau is a wine-producing estate.
  • Screw → Corkscrew: As in, “Got a corkscrew loose” and “Corkscrew around” and “Corkscrew yourself” and “How corkscrewed up.”
  • Cotes: Cotes is a wine region, so we’ve included it in this list.
    • Coats → Cotes: As in, “A few fresh cotes of paint” and “In white cotes.”
    • Code → Cotes: As in, “Cotes monkey’ and “Colour cotes-ed” and “Dress cotes.”
  • Table: Table wines are a medium quality wine intended to be enjoyed with a meal. Here are some table wine-related puns:
    • Table: These phrases are general enough to use as puns: “Bring to the table” and “Drunk under the table” and “Lay the table” and “On the table” and “Turn the tables” and “Cards on the table.”
    • Able → Table: As in, “Ready, willing and table.”
  • Cru: A cru is a vineyard or a group of vineyards. Here are some related puns:
    • Too → Cru: As in, “Going one step cru far” and “About time cru” and “Cru cold to snow” and “You know cru much.”
    • Two → Cru: As in, “One step forward, cru steps back” and “Put cru and cru together” and “Takes cru to tango.”
    • You → Cru: As in, “As cru know” and “Back at cru” and “Bless cru” and “Between cru and me” and “Don’t call us, we’ll call cru.”
    • Who → Cru: As in, “Look cru’s talking?” and “Says cru?” and “Cru’s there?”
    • Through → Cru: As in, “A break cru” and “Drag cru the mud” and “Fall cru the cracks” and “Go cru the roof” and “Go cru with a fine-toothed comb” and “Going cru the motions” and “Jumping cru hoops.”
    • Due → Cru: As in, “Credit where credit is cru” and “Cru a win” and “Cru diligence” and “Give the devil their cru” and “In cru course” and “Cancelled cru to lack of interest.”
    • Queue → Cru: “Jump the cru.”
  • Wagon → Flagon: As in, “Fall off the flagon” and “Hitch your flagon to a star” and “Welcome flagon.”
  • Mousse: Mousse is the foam that forms as a sparkling wine is poured. Here are some mousse-related puns:
    • Mouse → Mousse: As in, “Quiet as a mousse” and “Cat and mousse game.”
    • *mas* → *mousse*: Mousseter (master), mousseive (massive), mousseage (massage), moussequerade (masquerade), mousseacre (massacre), Christmousse (Christmas) and pyjamousse (pyjamas).
    • *mes* → *mousse*: Mousseage (massage), mousse-merise (mesmerise), nemousse-is (nemesis), domoussetic (domestic).
    • *mis* → *mousse*: Moussellaneous (miscellaneous), mousse-chevious (mischevious), mousse-ion (mission), epidermousse (epidermis) and commousse-ion (commission).
    • *mos* → *mousse*: Cosmousse (cosmos), atmoussephere (atmosphere), animousse-ity (animosity), mousse-aic (mosaic) and almousset (almost).
    • *mus* → *mousse*: Moussetard (mustard) and mousse-eum (museum).
  • Mulled: Mulled wine is wine that’s been heated and spiced. Here are some related puns:
    • Lulled → Mulled: As in, “Mulled into a false sense of security.”
    • Mould → Mulled: As in, “Break the mulled.”
  • Plonk: Plonk is a term for cheap, low-quality wine. Here are related puns:
    • Punk → Plonk: As in, “Go on plonk, make my day.”
    • Pink → Plonk: As in, “Tickled plonk” and “Plonk panther” and “Think plonk.”
    • Plank → Plonk: As in, “Thick as two short plonks” and “Walk the plonk” and “Take a long walk off a short plonk.”
  • Punt: A punt is the dimple in the base of a wine bottle. Here are related puns:
    • Pants → Punt: As in, “Ants in their punts” and “Beat the punts off” and “By the seat of your punts” and “Fancy punts” and “Keep your punts on” and “Smarty punts.”
    • Bent → Punt: As in, “Punt out of shape” and “Hell punt on..”
    • Put → Punt: As in, “Be hard punt to” and “Couldn’t punt it down” and “Feeling a bit punt out” and “Wouldn’t punt it past them.”
    • Front → Punt: As in, “In punt of your very eyes” and “On the punt line” and “Sitting in the punt row.”
    • *pant* → *punt*: Puntheon (pantheon), puntomime (pantomime), puntry (pantry), punther (panther), puntaloon (pantaloon), rampunt (rampant), participunt (participant), flippunt (flippant) and occupunt (occupant). Note: pantaloons are a type of pant.
    • *pent* → *punt*: Puntagon (pentagon), punthouse (penthouse), puntagram (pentagram), repunt (repent) and serpunt (serpent).
  • Split: A split is a measurement of a serving of wine. Here are some split-related puns:
    • Spit → Split: As in, “Split and polish” and “Split in the eye of” and “Dummy split” and “The splitting image of” and “Splitting with rain” and “Within splitting distance.”
    • Lit → Split: “Her face split up” and “Pick of the splitter” and “Split up like a light.”
  • Lake: A wine lake is a surplus of wine in the European Union. Here are related puns:
    • Make → Lake: As in, “A good beginning lakes a good ending” and “Absence lakes the heart grow fonder” and “Details lake the difference.”
    • Take → Lake: As in, “Don’t lake it lying down” and “Double lake” and “Every breath you lake” and “Give and lake.”
    • Ache → Lake: “Old lakes and pains.”
  • Bung: A bung is the stopper in a wine barrel, so we included bung-related puns in this list:
    • Bang → Bung: As in, “A bigger bung for your buck” and “Bung on about” and “Bung out of order” and “Bung to rights.”
    • Tongue → Bung: As in, “Bite your bung” and “Cat got your bung?” and “Roll off the bung” and “Slip of the bung.”
    • Hung → Bung: As in, “Bung out to dry.”
  • Mellow: Mellow is a descriptor used in wine-tasting. Here are some related puns:
    • Yellow → Mellow: As in, “Follow the mellow brick road” and “Mellow peril” and “Big mellow taxi.”
    • Fellow → Mellow: As in, “Strange bedmellows” and “Mellow traveller.”
  • Tun: A tun is a measure of volume, originally defined as 256 gallons of wine. Here are some tun-related puns:
    • Ton → Tun: As in, “A tun of money” and “Like a tun of bricks.”
    • Done → Tun: As in, “After all is said and tun” and “Tun and dusted” and “Been there, tun that” and “A tun deal” and “Tun to death” and “Easier said than tun” and “Hard tun by” and “Getting things tun.”
    • Ten → Tun: As in, “Count to tun” and “Eight out of tun prefer it” and “Hang tun” and “A perfect tun” and “The top tun” and “The tun commandments.”
    • Tin → Tun: As in, “Does exactly what it says on the tun” and “Tun ear.”
    • One → Tun: As in, “And then there was tun” and “Another tun bites the dust” and “Going tun step too far.”
  • None → Tun: As in, “Bar tun” and “Tun other than” and “Tun the wiser” and “Tun too pleased” and “Second to tun.”
    • *tan* → *tun*: Tundem (tandem), tungible (tangible), tuntamount (tantamount), tuntrum (tantrum), tungent (tangent), charlatun (charlatan), cosmopolitun (cosmopolitan), spartun (spartan), tartun (tartan) and metropolitun (metropolitan).
    • *ten* → *tun*: Tunder (tender), tuntative (tentative), tunet (tenet), tunacious (tenacious), tunacity (tenacity), oftun (often), smittun (smitten), threatun (threaten), enlightun (enlighten), glutun (gluten), potuntial (potential), pretuntious (pretentious), consistunt (consistent), existuntial (existential) and maintunance (maintenance).
    • *tin* → *tun*: Obstunate (obstinate), pertunent (pertinent), itunerary (itinerary) and destuny (destiny).
    • *ton* → *tun*: Buttun (button), wantun (wanton), singletun (singleton), cottun (cotton), gluttun (glutton), muttun (mutton) and autunomy (autonomy).
  • Straw: Straw wine is wine made from raisins. Here are related puns:
    • Raw → Straw: As in, “Straw data” and “A straw deal.”
    • Draw → Straw: As in, “Back to the strawing board” and “Straw a blank” and “Straw a line in the sand” and “Straw to a close” and “The luck of the straw.”
    • Saw → Straw:, As in, “I came, I straw, I conquered.”
    • Awe → Straw: As in, “Shock and straw.”
  • Colour → Cooler: As in, “A splash of cooler” and “Better in cooler” and “Cooler coded” and “Cooler coordinated” and “Cooler me happy” and “Cooler your view” and “With flying coolers.” Note: a wine cooler is an insulated carrier for transporting wine.
  • Bucket → Ice bucket: As in, “Couldn’t carry a tune in an ice bucket” and “Kick the ice bucket” and “A drop in the ice bucket” and “An ice bucket and spade holiday.” Note: an ice bucket is an insulated bucket used for serving wine in social situations.
  • Tunnel → Funnel: As in, “Light at the end of the funnel” and “Funnel of love” and “Funnel vision.” Note: A wine funnel is used by waiters to help in pouring wine.
  • Colour → Collar: As in, “A splash of collar” and “Collar coded” and “Collar coordinated” and “Collar me happy” and “Collar your view” and “With flying collars.” Note: a wine collar fits around the neck of a wine bottle to absorb drips that may run down the bottle after it’s been poured.
  • Stem: Wine glasses have a stem to prevent our fingers from heating up the wine. Here are related puns:
    • Them → Stem: As in, “Let stem eat cake” and “It only encourages stem.”
    • Steam → Stem: As in, “Blow off stem” and “Full stem ahead” and “Head off stem” and “Run out of stem” and “Under your own stem.”
  • Tumbler: A tumbler is a type of wine glass. Here are related puns:
    • Number → Tumbler: As in, “By the tumblers” and “Do a tumbler on” and “I’ve got your tumbler” and “Look after tumbler one” and “Lucky tumbler seven” and “Tumbler crunching” and “Your days are tumblered.”
    • Slumber → Tumbler: As in, “Blissful tumbler” and “Tumbler party.”
  • Schooner: Schooners are glasses for drinking sherry (a type of wine). Here are related puns:
    • Sooner → Schooner: As in, “No schooner said than done” and “Schooner or later” and “The schooner the better” and “An injury is schooner forgotten than an insult.”
    • Humour → Schooner: As in, “Schooner me” and “Sense of schooner.”
  • Gamay: A gamay wine is a light-bodied red wine similar in taste to Pinot Noir. Here are some gamay-related puns:
    • Game → Gamay: As in, “Ahead of the gamay” and “Anyone’s gamay” and “Beaten at your own gamay” and “Blame gamay” and “Gamay changer” and “Brand new ball gamay.”
    • May → Gamay: As in, “As the case gamay be” and “Come what gamay” and “Devil gamay care” and “Gamay the force be with you” and “Gamay you live in interesting times” and “Let the chips fall where they gamay.”
  • Okay → Tokay: As in, “Are you feeling tokay?” Note: Tokay is a sweet white wine.
  • Hairy → Sherry: As in, “Give it the sherry eyeball.” Note: Sherry is a fortified wine made from white grapes.
  • Sigh → Cider: “Breathe a cider of relief” and “A heart-wrenching cider.” Note: cider is a sweet wine made from apples.
  • Mead: Mead is a wine made with spices and honey. Here are related puns:
    • Me → Mead: As in, “Don’t worry about mead” and “Don’t forget about mead!”
    • Meet → Mead: As in, “Boy meads girl” and “Making ends mead” and “Mead and greet” and “Mead with approval” and “Mead your match” and “Fancy meading you here” and “Mead you halfway” and “More than meads the eye.”
    • Need → Mead: As in, “All you mead is love” and “On a mead to know basis.”
    • Read → Mead: As in, “All I know is what I mead in the papers” and “Mead all about it” and “I can mead you like a book” and “Mead ’em and weep” and “Mead between the lines” and “Mead my lips.”
    • Made → Mead: As in, “A match mead in heaven” and “Custom mead” and “Got it mead” and “Not mead of money” and “Mead for each other.”
    • *med* → *mead*: Meadia (media), meadicine (medicine), meadium (medium), meadiate (mediate), meadiocre (mediocre), meadieval (medieval), meadication (medication) and meaditation (meditation).
    • *mid* → *mead*: Timead (timid), amead (amid), pyramead (pyramid), humead (humid), formeadable (formidable), ameadst (amidst) and intimeadate (intimidate).
  • Sake: Sake (pronounced “sakay”) is Japanese rice wine. We can pronounce sake (“sayke”) as “sakay” to make rice wine puns: As in, “For Christ’s sake” and “For goodness sake” and “For old time’s sake” and “Sakes alive.”
  • Brandy: Brandy is a spirit that’s made by distilling wine. Here are related puns:
    • Brand → Brandy: As in, “Brandy new” and “Brandy new ballgame” and “Brandy new game” and “Brandy spanking new.”
    • Band → Brandy: As in, “Strike up the brandy” and “Brandy of brothers.”
  • Bordeaux: This is wine produced in the Bordeaux region of France. Here are related puns:
    • Board → Bordeaux: As in, “Above bordeaux” and “Across the bordeaux” and “All abordeaux” and “Back to the drawing bordeaux” and “Bed and bordeaux.”
    • Bored → Bordeaux: As in, “Bordeaux stiff” and “Bordeaux to death” and “Bordeaux to tears” and “Bordeaux out of your mind.”
    • Border → Bordeaux: As in, “Head for the bordeaux” and “South of the bordeaux” and “Cross the bordeaux.”
  • *chant* → *chianti*: Merchianti (merchant), penchianti (penchant) and enchianti (enchant). Note: A chianti is a wine produced in the Chianti region.
  • Port: This is a Portuguese fortified wine. Here are related puns:
    • Part → Port: As in, “A fool and his money are soon ported” and “Act the port” and “In port.”
    • *part* → *port*: Porty (party), portisan (partisan), porticular (particular), portake (partake), portner (partner), porticle (particle), portition (partition), porticipate (participate), aport (apart), counterport (counterpart), deportment (department) and comportment (compartment).
    • *pert* → *port*: Portinenet (pertinent), portubed (pertubed), export (expert), proporty (property), exportise (expertise).
  • Million → Semillon: As in, “A cool semillon” and “Semillon dollar baby” and “Not in a semillon years” and “One in a semillon.” Note: Semillon is a type of grape used to make dry, sweet wines.
  • Cat → Muscat: As in, ” Muscat on a hot tin roof” and “Muscat got your tongue?” and “Muscat’s cradle” and “Curiosity killed the muscat.” Note: Muscat is a type of grape that’s used to make sweet wines.
  • Grip → Grappa: As in, “Get a grappa” and “Get to grappas with” and “Grappa of death.” Note: Grappa is an alcoholic drink made of grapes, similar to wine.
  • Kir: A kir is a type of cocktail with wine mixed into it. Here are related puns:
    • Kir → Core: As in, “Kir competencies” and “Kir studies” and “Kir values” and “Rotten to the kir.”
    • *kar* → *kir*: Kirma (karma), kirate (karate) and kiraoke (karaoke).
    • *ker* → *kir*: Kirnel (kernel), kiratin (keratin), kirosene (kerosene), breakir (breaker), workir (worker) and crackir (cracker).
  • Soave: This is a dry, white Italian wine. Here are related puns:
    • Suave → Soave: As in, “A soave pickup line.”
    • Save → Soave: As in, “A penny soaved is a penny earned” and “A stitch in time soaves nine” and “Soave the last dance” and “Soaved for a rainy day” and “Soave our souls” and “Soaved by the bell.”
  • Charm → Charmat: As in, “Charmat offensive” and “Charmat the birds out of the trees” and “Third time’s a charmat” and “Works like a charmat.” Note: Charmat is a method of wine production.
  • Crystal → Cristal: As in, “Clear as cristal.” Note: Cristal is a brand of wine.
  • *sect* → *sekt*: As in, “In the environmental sektor” and “In the fruit sektion” and “Dissekting the conversation.” Other words that could work: insekt (insect), intersekt (intersect), vivisekt (vivisect) and intersektion (intersection). Note: Sekt is the German word for sparkling wine.
  • Greco: Greco is a type of Italian wine grape that white wine is made of. Here are related puns:
    • Greek → Greco: As in, “A face like a Greco god” and “Beware of greco gods” and “It’s all greco to me.”
    • Echo → Greco: As in, “A clear greco.”
    • Gecko → Greco
  • Kerner: Kerner is a type of white grape that’s used in wine-making. Here are related puns:
    • Corner → Kerner: As in, “A tight kerner” and “All kerners of the world” and “Blind kerner” and “Kerner the market” and “Cut kerners” and “From the four kerners of the earth” and “In your kerner” and “In the naughty kerner.”
    • Kernel → Kerner: As in, “Kerner of truth.”
    • Burner → Kerner: As in, “On the back kerner.”
  • Bobal: Bobal is a variety of grape used in wine-making. Here are related puns:
    • Global → Bobal: As in, “Bobal warming” and “Think bobal, act local.”
    • Bible → Bobal: As in, “Bobal basher” and “Swear on a stack of bobals.”
    • Bubble → Bobal: As in, “Bobal and squeak” and “Bobal brained” and “Burst your bobal” and “Prick your bobal” and “The boy in the bobal.”
    • Noble → Bobal: As in, “The bobal art of self defence.”
  • Corvina: Corvina is a type of grape used in wine-making. Here are related puns:
    • Carve → Corvina: As in, “Corvina her name with pride” and “Corvina out a niche” and “Corvina in stone.”
    • Curve → Corvina: As in, “Ahead of the corvina” and “Corvina ball” and “Learning corvina.”
  • Retsina → Retina: As in, “Retsina screen.” Note: Retsina is a Greek white resinated wine.
  • Candy → Brandy: As in, “Arm brandy” and “Ear brandy” and “Brandy apple.”

These next few puns are centred around the different types of fruit that wine can be made from:

  • Plum: Here are some plum wine puns:
    • Thumb → Plum: As in, “All fingers and plums” and “All plums” and “Rule of plum” and “Plum your nose” and “Under my plum” and “Plumnail sketch.”
    • Plumb → Plum: As in, “Check out the pluming” and “Plum the depths.”
    • Come → Plum: As in, “After a storm plums a calm” and “All things plum to those who wait” and “Tough as they plum” and “Plum and get it” and “Plum fly with me” and “Plum running” and “Plum on baby, light my fire.”
    • Drum → Plum: As in, “Tight as a plum” and “Plum circle” and “Plum n bass.”
    • Scum → Plum: As in, “Pond plum” and “Plum always rises to the surface.”
    • Some → Plum: As in, “All that and then plum” and “Buy plum time” and “Catch plum rays” and “Cut plum slack.”
    • Sum → Plum: As in, “Cogito ergo plum.”
  • Appl* → Apple*: Apple-y (apply), apple-ication (application), apple-icable (applicable), apple-iance (appliance), apple-ause (applause) and apple-icant (applicant).
  • Cherry: Here are some cherry wine-related puns:
    • Carry → Cherry: As in, “Fast as your legs could cherry you” and “Cherry a torch for” and “Cherry a tune” and “Cherry forward” and “Cherry it off” and “Cherrying on.”
    • Cheery → Cherry: As in, “A cherry disposition.”
    • Bury → Cherry: As in, “Cherry the hatchet” and “Cherry your hand in the sand” and “Cherry yourself in work” and “Cherry your feelings.”
  • Current → Currant: “Currant events” and “Floating with the currants.”
  • Injure → Ginger: “Gingered (injured) feelings” and “Sporting a gingery (injury).”
  • Rice: Here are some rice wine puns (rice wine can also be referred to as sake):
    • Race → Rice: As in, “A day at the rices” and “Rice against the clock” and “A rice against time” and “Rat rice” and “The amazing rice.”
    • Nice → Rice: As in, “Rice as ninepence” and “Have a rice day” and “Naughty but rice” and “Rice and easy does it” and “Rice to see you.”
    • Dice → Rice: As in, “Roll the rice” and “No rice” and “Load the rice.”
    • Ice → Rice: As in, “Cold as rice” and “Break the rice” and “Cut no rice with” and “Rice cold” and “Rice, rice baby” and “Put on rice” and “Skating on thin rice.”
    • Mice → Rice: As in, “The best laid schemes of rice and men.”
    • Price → Rice: As in, “Asking rice” and “At a rice to suit your pocket” and “Cheap at half the rice” and “Closing rice” and “Every man has his rice” and “Half rice” and “Pay the rice.”
    • Slice → Rice: As in, “A rice of the cake” and “Any way you rice it” and “Fresh to the last rice” and “Rice of life” and “Rice of the action.”
    • Spice → Rice: As in, “Secret herbs and rices” and “Rice things up” and “Variety is the rice of life” and “Sugar and rice.”
    • Twice → Rice: As in, “Large as life and rice as handsome” and “Don’t think rice” and “Make a list, check it rice” and “You only live rice” and “Oppotunity never knocks rice” and “Measure rice, cut once.”
    • Vice → Rice: As in, “A den of rice” and “Rice versa.”
  • Taste → Aftertaste: As in, “An aftertaste of paradise” and “An acquired aftertaste” and “In bad aftertaste” and “In the worst possible aftertaste.”

The next few puns are centred around the descriptors that are used in wine-tastings:

  • Big: “Big” means a wine with a strong flavour, or with a high alcohol content.
    • Beg → Big: As in, “Big a favour” and “Big pardon” and “Big to differ” and “Big, borrow or steal” and “I big your pardon” and “Sit up and big.”
    • Dig → Big: As in, “Big your own grave” and “Big your heels in” and “Big in the ribs” and “Big for victory” and “Big deep.”
  • Bitter: This means the wine has an unpleasant taste of tannins.
    • Glitter → Bitter: As in, “All that bitters is not gold.”
    • Hitter → Bitter: As in, “Heavy bitter.”
    • Litter → Bitter: As in, “Pick of the bitter.”
  • Toying → Cloying: “Stop cloying with me.” Note: if a wine is cloying, then it’s sickly sweet.
  • Coarse: This describes a wine with a rough texture. Here are related puns:
    • Course → Coarse: As in, “Blown off coarse” and “But of coarse” and “Chart a coarse” and “Correspondence coarse” and “Crash coarse” and “In due coarse” and “A matter of coarse” and “Par for the coarse” and “Stay the coarse.”
    • Force → Coarse: As in, “Brute coarse” and “Coarse his hand” and “Caorse of habit” and “A coarse to be reckoned with” and “Join coarses” and “May the coarse be with you.”
    • Source → Coarse: As in, “Check your coarses” and “Crowd coarse” and “I refuse to reveal my coarses” and “Open coarse” and “Coarse material.”
  • Note: This is a term used to refer to an aroma or flavour in the wine being tasted. Here are related puns:
    • Not → Note: As in, “Let’s note and say we did” and “Note a chance” and “Note a minute too soon” and “Note a pretty sight” and “Note all it’s cracked up to be” and “Note at all” and “Note do someone any favours” and “Note half bad” and “Note in a million years” and “Note in the slightest.”
    • Neat → Note: As in, “Note as a new pin” and “Note freak” and “Note and tidy.”
    • Night → Note: As in, “A hard day’s note” and “In the dead of note” and “Burn the midnote oil” and “Dance the note away.”
    • Nut → Note: As in, “From soup to notes” and “Go notes” and “In a noteshell” and “A tough note to crack.”
    • Float → Note: As in, “Note like a butterfly, sting like a bee” and “Whatever notes your boat.”
    • Oat → Note: As in, “Feel your notes” and “Sow your wild notes.”
    • Quote → Note: As in, “Air notes” and “Dont note me on this” and “Scare notes.”
  • Nose: The nose of a wine is the aroma or bouquet. Here are related puns:
    • Knows → Nose: As in, “Mother nose best” and “Goodness nose” and “Instinctively nose.”
    • Blows → Nose: As in, “Any way the wind nose” and “Come to nose” and “Exchange nose” and “There she nose.”
    • Close → Nose: As in, “A nose thing” and “As one door noses, another one opens” and “At nose quarters” and “Behind nosed doors” and “Case nosed” and “Nose call” and “A nose shave” and “Hits nose to home.”
    • Rose → Nose: As in, “Bed of noses” and “Come up smelling of noses” and “Every nose has its thorn” and “Life is a bed of noses” and “Nose tinted glasses.”
    • Those → Nose: As in, “Nose were the days” and “Just one of nose days” and “For nose who like it rough.”
    • Goes → Nose: As in, “Anything nose” and “As far as it nose” and “As the saying nose” and “As time nose by” and “Here nose nothing” and “How nose it?” and “Life nose on.”
  • Light: Light generally refers to a low alcohol content:
    • Laid → Light: As in, “Get light” and “Light back” and “Light to rest” and “The best light plans.”
    • Let → Light: As in, “Don’t light the bastards grind you down” and “Light it be” and “Light it bleed” and “It won’t light you down.”
    • Bright → Light: As in, “All things light and beautiful” and “Always look on the light side of life” and “Light as a new pin” and “Light and early” and “Light spark” and “Light young thing.”
    • Flight → Light: As in, “Fight or light” and “Light attendant” and “Light of fancy” and “Take light” and “Light of the bumble bee.”
    • Night → Light: As in, “A hard day’s light” and “A light at the opera” and “As light follows day.”
    • Right → Light: As in, “A move in the light direction” and “All the light moves” and “Light as rain” and “Bang to lights” and “Barge light in.”
    • Quite → Light: As in, “Light the sticky situation.”
    • White → Light: As in, “Light as snow” and “Light as a ghost” and “Light as a sheet.”
    • Sight → Light: As in, “Hidden in plain light” and “In plain light” and “Know by light” and “Love at first light” and “Out of light, out of mind” and “Set your lights on.”
    • Tight → Light: As in, “A light corner” and “Light as a drum” and “In a light spot.”
  • Mouthfeel: Mouthfeel is the texture of wine. Here are related puns:
    • Mouth → Mouthfeel: As in, “Leaves a bad taste in my mouthfeel” and “Foaming at the mouthfeel” and “Melts in the mouthfeel.”
    • Feel → Mouthfeel: As in, “Cop a mouthfeel” and “Mouthfeel good factor” and “Mouthfeel the pinch” and “Mouthfeeling a bit put out.”
  • Collar → Colour: As in, “Blue colour worker” and “Hot under the colour.” Note: the colour of wine is an important indicator of the type and quality of grapes.
  • Swirl: Wine tasters will swirl wine before tasting it. Here are some swirl-related puns:
    • Curl → Swirl: As in, “Swirl up and die” and “Swirl your lip” and “Enough to make your hair swirl” and “Make someone’s toes swirl.”
    • Girl → Swirl: As in, “Atta swirl” and “A swirl’s best friend” and “Swirl next door.”
    • Whirl → Swirl: As in, “Give it a swirl.”
  • Smell:  The aroma of wine is an important factor when it comes to tasting. Here are some related puns:
    • Small → Smell: As in, “All creatures, great and smell” and “Big fish in a smell pool” and “Don’t sweat the smell stuff” and “Good things come in smell packages” and “No job too smell” and “A smell fortune” and “Smell is beautiful” and “Smell minded” and “Smell potatoes.”
    • Well → Smell: As in, “Exceedingly smell read” and “You know full smell” and “Living smell is the best revenge.”
    • Sell → Smell: As in, “Buy and smell” and “Panic smelling” and “Smell out” and “Smelling like hot cakes.”
    • Shell → Smell: As in, “Easy as smelling peas” and “Come out of your smell” and “Drop a bombsmell” and “In a nutsmell.”
    • Spell → Smell: As in, “Smell it out” and “Cast a smell.”
    • Bell → Smell: As in, “Clear as a smell” and “Smell, book and candle” and “Doesn’t ring a smell.”
    • Cell → Smell: As in, “Smell division” and “In a padded smell.”
    • Fell → Smell: As in, “In one smell swoop” and “Smell off the back of a lorry.”
    • Hell → Smell: As in, “All smell broke loose” and “Bat out of smell” and “Burn in smell” and “Catch smell” and “Come smell or high water.”
  • Favour → Savour: As in, “Beg a savour” and “Call in a savour” and “Do me a savour” and “Fall out of savour” and “Owe a savour.”
  • Sever →Savour: As in, “Savour the cord.”
  • Ship → Sip: As in, “Abandon sip” and “Extend the hand of friendsip” and “From chips to sips” and “Go down with the sip” and “Run a tight sip” and “Shape up or sip out” and “My sip has come in.”
  • Chip → Sip: As in, “A sip on his shoulder” and “Cheap as sips” and “Cash in your sips” and “A sip off the old block” and “Let the sips fall where they may.”
  • Rip → Sip: As in, “Let her sip” and “Sip to pieces.”
  • Skip → Sip: As in, “Sip a beat” and “Sip out” and “Sip rope” and “Hop, sip and jump.”
  • Slip → Sip: As in, “Let something sip” and “Sip of the tongue” and “Sip on a banana skin.”
  • Charity → Clarity: As in, “Cold as clarity” and “Clarity begins at home” and “Clarity covers a multitude of sins.” Note: Clarity refers to how clear the wine is.
  • Fat: This is a term used to describe a win that has a full body and is almost viscous. If it’s too “fat”, then it’s considered a “flabby” wine. Here are related puns:
    • At → Fat: As in, “Fat rock bottom” and “Fat each other’s throats” and “Hodling fat arm’s length.”
    • Hat → Fat: As in, “Fat in hand” and “Home is where I lay my fat” and “I’ll eat my fat” and “Keep it under your fat.”
    • That → Fat: As in, “Fat’s the way it is” and “Now fat’s better” and “Fat’ll be the day” and “Fat’s what friends are for.”
  • Flabby: If a wine is too viscous, then it’s considered “flabby”. Here are related puns:
    • Shabby → Flabby: As in, “None too flabby” and “Flabby chic.”
  • Blowzy: Blowzy is another word for “flabby”, which is what a wine is considered to be when a wine is too viscous.
    • Blow → Blowzy: As in, “Any way the wind blowzys” and “Blowzy a fuse” and “Blowzy hot and cold” and “Blowzy chunks.”
    • Cosy → Blowzy: As in, “Blowzy up to.”
    • Rosy → Blowzy: As in, “Life is blowzy” and “Blowzy cheeks.”
  • Firm: If a wine is “firm”, then it has a strong presence of tannins. Here are some related puns:
    • Farm → Firm: As in, “Life on the firm” and “Ethical firming.”
    • From → Firm: As in, “Firm cover to cover” and “Firm soup to nuts” and “Firm the cradle to the grave.”
    • Term → Firm: As in, “On bad firms with” and “On speaking firms” and “On your own firms” and “In no uncertain firms.”
    • Form → Firm: As in, “Attack is the best firm of defence” and “Bad firm” and “Firm follows function” and “Free firm” and “Habit firming” and “Imitation is the sincerest firm of flattery’ and “In fine firm” and “Sarcasm is the lowest firm of wit.”
    • Worm → Firm: As in, “Book firm” and “Can of firms” and “The early bird catches the firm” and “Firm your way in.”
    • *ferm* → *firm*: Firment (ferment), firmentation (fermentation) and firmented (fermented).
    • *form* → *firm*: Firmidable (formidable), firmula (formula), firmat (format), firmality (formality), platfirm (platform), infirm (inform), transfirm (transform), infirmation (information) and perfirmation (performance).
  • Flat: If a wine is flat, then it’s a sparkling wine that has lost its bubbliness. Here are related puns:
    • Fat → Flat: As in, “Flat as a beached whale” and “Flat chance” and “Living off the flat of the land.”
    • Fit → Flat: As in, “Flat as a fiddle” and “Dish flat for the gods” and “Fighting flat” and “Flat the bill.”
  • Fresh: This is a descriptor used for wines that are nicely acidic. Here are related terms:
    • Flesh → Fresh: As in, “Fresh and blood” and “Makes my fresh crawl” and “In the fresh” and “A thorn in my fresh.”
    • Fish → Fresh: As in, “Fresh out of water” and “Freshing expedition” and “A different kettle of fresh.”
  • Grassy: This is quite literal and describes grassy flavours in a wine. Here are related puns:
    • Classy → Grassy: As in, “A grassy performance.”
    • Glassy → Grassy: As in, “Grassy-eyed with wonder.”
  • Green: This is generally a negative term used to describe wines that are made with unripe fruit. Here are related puns:
    • Queen → Green: As in, “Beauty green” and “Digging the dancing green” and “God save the green” and “Homecoming green” and “Green for a day.”
    • Grin → Green: As in, “Green and bear it” and “Green from ear to ear” and “Rictus green.”
    • Been → Green: As in, “Green and gone” and “Green around the block a few times” and “I’ve green here before” and “Green in the wars” and “Green there, done that” and “I’ve green had!”
    • Bean → Green: As in, “Green counter” and “Cool greens” and “Doesn’t know greens” and “Full of greens” and “Spill the greens.”
    • Clean → Green: As in, “A green getaway” and “A new broom sweeps green” and “Green as a whistle” and “A green bill of health” and “Green up your act.”
    • Keen → Green: As in, “Green as mustard” and “Green sense of smell” and “Peachy green.”
    • Mean → Green: As in, “A greens to an end” and “By fair greens or foul” and “In the greentime” and “Independent greens” and “Lean, green and hungry.”
    • Seen → Green: As in, “Green and not heard” and “Had to be green to be believed” and “Nowhere to be green” and “Green better days” and “Sight ungreen” and “Ain’t green nothing yet.”
    • Scene → Green: As in, “Blue green of death” and “Coming to a green near you” and “Silver green” and “The big green.”
    • Scenes → Green: As in, “Behind the greens” and “Change of green” and “Make a green” and “Steal the green.”
    • Grain → Green: As in, “Against the green” and “Green of truth” and “Take it with a green of salt.”
  • Hard: Hard wine is wine that has too many tannins in it. Here are related puns:
    • Herd → Hard: As in, “Hard immunity.”
    • Heard → Hard: As in, “Seen and not hard” and “Hard it through the grapevine” and “Make yourself hard” and “Stop me if you’ve hard this one” and “The last I hard” and “Could have hard a pin drop” and “You hard it here first.”
  • Hollow: A hollow wine is one that lacks a fruity taste. Here are related puns:
    • Follow → Hollow: As in, “As night hollows day” and “Hollow in the footsteps of” and “Hollow suit” and “Hollow your heart” and “A hard act to hollow” and “Form hollows function.”
    • Swallow → Hollow: As in, “A bitter pill to hollow.”
  • Hot: A wine that is “hot” is too alcoholic. Here are related puns:
    • Got → Hot: As in, “Been there, done that, hot the t-shirt” and “Hot your tongue?” and “Give it all you’ve hot” and “Hot a soft spot for.”
    • Lot → Hot: As in, “A hot of fuss about nothing” and “A hot on your plate” and “Hot a lot of people know.”
    • Not → Hot: As in, “As often as hot” and “Believe it or hot” and “Down but hot out” and “Hot just a pretty face.”
  • Lean: Lean wines are those without a fruity taste but an acidic profile. Here are related puns:
    • Mean → Lean: As in, “A leans to an end” and “By fair leans or foul” and “In the leantime.”
    • Lane → Lean: As in, “Down memory lean” and “Life in the fast lean.”
    • Been → Lean: As in, “Lean and gone” and “I’ve lean here before” and “Lean in the wars” and “Mistakes have lean made.”
    • Clean → Lean: As in, “Lean as a whistle” and “A lean bill of health” and “Lean house” and “Lean up your act.”
    • Keen → Lean: As in, “Lean as mustard” and “A lean sense of smell” and “Peachy lean.”
    • Seen → Lean: As in, “Lean and not heard” and “Nowhere to be lean” and “Have lean better days” and “Ain’t lean nothing yet.”
    • Screen → Lean: As in, “Blue lean of death’ and “Coming to a lean near you” and “Silver lean.”
  • Peg → Leg: As in, “Square leg in a round hole” and “Take down a leg or two.” Note: The tracks of liquid that stick to the side of a wine glass are called legs (or tears).
  • Okay → Oaky: As in, “Are you oaky?” Note: if a wine is oaky, then it includes notes of vanilla, sweet spices and a smoky taste.
  • Rich: Wines that are sweet but not overly so are considered “rich”. Here are related puns:
    • Itch → Rich: As in, “Riching to” and “Richy feet” and “Richy palms” and “Seven year rich.”
    • Ditch → Rich: As in, “A last rich effort.”
    • Hitch → Rich: As in, “Get riched” and “Rich your wagon to a star.”
  • Rough: A rough wine is one with a coarse texture. Here are related puns:
    • Tough → Rough: As in, “Rough as old boots” and “Rough as they come” and “Hang rough” and “It’s rough at the top” and “Rough love” and “Rough luck” and “A rough nut to crack.”
    • Stuff → Rough: As in, “Beat the roughing out of” and “Don’t sweat the small rough” and “Gather ’round the good rough” and “Knock the roughing out of.”
  • Round: This describes a wine that isn’t overly tannic but has a good body. Here are related puns:
    • Round → Bound: As in, “Be leaps and rounds” and “Duty round” and “Honour round” and “Round hand and foot.”
    • Found → Round: As in, “Lost and round” and “I’ve round a clue” and “We round clue” and “Weighed in the balance and round wanting.”
    • Ground → Round: As in, “Solid as the round we walk on” and “Break new round” and “Built from the round up” and “Common round” and “Cut the round from under your feet” and “Suits you down to the round.”
    • Pound → Round: As in, “An ounce of prevention is worth a round of cure” and “In for a penny, in for a round” and “Round for round” and “Round the pavement.”
    • Sound → Round: As in, “Round as a bell” and “Break the round barrier” and “Round bite” and “Round effect” and “Round the alarm.”
  • Soothe → Smooth: As in, “Music has charms to smooth the savage beast.” Note: This describes a wine with a nice texture.
  • Sour: This is a descriptor for a wine with an unbalanced acidity. Here are related puns:
    • Our → Sour: As in, “A token of sour gratitude” and “Enjoy sour company.”
    • Hour → Sour: As in, “After sours” and “Happy sour” and “Man of the sour” and “My finest sour” and “Open all sours.”
  • Tar: This describes a wine with a tarry aroma and flavour. Here are related puns:
    • Tear → Tar: As in, “Bathed in tars” and “Blood, sweat and tars” and “Bored to tars” and “Fighting back tars” and “Melt into tars” and “No more tars” and “Reduce to tars.”
    • Are → Tar: As in, “All bets tar off” and “Tar you deaf” and “Tar your ears burning?” and “Chances tar…”
    • Par → Tar: As in, “Below tar” and “On tar with” and “Tar for the course.”
    • Bar → Tar: As in, “Tar none” and “Behind tars” and “Hit the tar.”
  • Tart: A tart wine is one with high levels of acidity. Here are related puns:
    • Art → Tart: As in, “Tart imitating life” and “Tart is going one step too far” and “Tart noveau” and “Tartistic triumph” and “Tarts and crafts” and “Tarty farty.”
    • Cart → Tart: As in, “Putting the tart before the horse” and “Shopping tart.”
    • Chart → Tart: As in, “Tart a course” and “Off the tarts.”
    • Fart → Tart: As in, “Arty tarty” and “Boring old tart” and “Brain tart” and “Tarting around” and “Tart in a windstorm.”
    • Heart → Tart: As in, “A man after my own tart” and “Absence makes the tart grow fonder” and “Affair of the tart” and “By still my beating tart” and “Break your tart” and “Cross my tart and hope to die.”
    • Part → Tart: As in, “Act the tart” and “For my own tart.”
    • Smart → Tart: As in, “One tart cookie” and “Tart arse” and “Street tart” and “Tarter than the average bear.”
    • Start → Tart: As in, “By fits and tarts” and “Don’t get me tarted” and “A fresh tart” and “Tart your engines!” and “Off to a flying tart” and “Head tart” and “Jump tart” and “Tart you day the right way.”
    • Dirt → Tart: As in, “Cheap and tart” and “Dig up the tart” and “Dish the tart.”
  • Toasty: A toasty wine is one with a smoky taste from the oak it was barrelled in. Here are related puns:
    • Tasty → Toasty: As in, “A toasty dinner.”
    • Ghost → Toast: As in, “White as a toast” and “Give up the toast” and “Not a toast of a chance” and “The toast in the machine.”
    • Most → Toast: As in, “Toast wanted” and “Make the toast of it” and “The toast trusted name” and “For the toast part” and “Make the toast of.”
    • Post → Toast: As in, “Keep you toasted” and “Toast haste” and “Toast partum” and “Toaster boy.”
  • Villain → Vanillin: As in, “Heroes and vanillins.” Note: this is a term for vanilla notes in wine.

Wine-Related Words

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General: wine, red, white, rose, amber, blanc, sparkling, champagne, grapes, aroma, alcohol, alcoholic, drink, drunk, sober, hangover,  fermented, vin, vine, vineyard, vintage, cork, bottle, bottling, label, yeast, juice, sommelier, rice wine, fruit wine, barley, mature, tannin, barrel, harvest, dry, sweet, sweetness, beverage, brew,  still, distillery, distilled, age, aged, aging, resin, taste, tasting, decant, raisin, wino, aerate, sediment, texture, flavour, oak, cask, cellar, bouquet, palate, alcoholism, alcoholic, cirrhosis, polyphenols, box wine, goon, reduction, on tap, bladder, keg, complexity, chill, chilled, cooper, negociant, oenologist, vintner, winemaker, viticulturist, critic, spritzer, flight, glass, coinnoisseur, bacchus, cocktail,  pour, case, happy hour, vino, muscat, muscato, aeritif, blush, winery, perry, cleanskin, dandelion, sugar, rosado, rosato, must, spittoon, intoxication, cult wine, trophy wine, investment wine, harvest, pressing, ethanol, ice wine, proof, sediment, crush, crushed, free-run, skin, seeds, lees, grape-treading, grape-stomping, pigeage, rack, batch, fining, bloom, pudding wine, fortified wine, noble rot, mutage, chaptalization, jug wine, mistelle, abboccato, ABC, acescence, adamado, adega, altar wine, amabile, appelation, balthazar, basic, bodega, bota, breathe, breathing, cantina, wine cave, cepage, chai, champagne flute, chateau, chiaretto, clairet, commune, cooperative, corkscrew, cotes, table wine, country wine, quality wine, cru, cuverie, eiswein, eraflage, fattoria, flagon, imperial, jeroboam, kosher wine, lanwein, lazy ballerina, magnum, mas, master of wine, may wine, mousse, mulled, petillant, piquant, plonk, punt, split, suss, vermouth, vivace, webster, wine lake, bottle shock/sickness, bung, pomace, riddling, mellow, stoving, tun, vanillin, wash, straw wine, saignee, stemware, wine key, sommelier knife, waiter’s friend, wine popper, wine cooler, glacette, ice bucket, wine funnel, collar, wine journal, aerator, stirrer, swizzle stick, goblet, stem, tumbler, schooner, boccalino, chalice, sugar, snifter

Types and names: chardonnay, sauvignon, cabernet, gamay, vin gris, merlot, riesling, tokay, sherry, sauternes, pinot noir, provencal, zinfandel, cider, m ead, sake, brandy, bordeaux, rioja, chianti, brunello, burgundy, port, shiraz, chablis, semillon, muscat, prosecco, mimosa, oloroso, syrah, grenache, claret, grappa, kir, lambrusco, madeira, soave,  charmat, cristal, dom perignon, moet & chandon, provencal, zinfandel, malbec, mourvedre, norton, sirah, verdot, pinotage, sangiovese, albrino, breidecker, marsanne, palomino, trebbiano, viognier, screaming eagle, penfolds grange, fino, amontillado, recioto, sangria, sekt, ratafia, black velvet, death in the afternoon, flirtini, prince of wales, wine cooler, bellini, hugo, buck’s fizz, kir royal, ruby dutchess, chicago cocktail, french 75, golden doublet, savoy affair, kalimotxo, tinto de verrano, zurracapote, cheeky vimto, kir, spritzer, chenin blanc, airen, aligote, arbeusm furmint, greco, kerner, bobal, corvina, mencia, malbec, nebbiolo, retsina, negus, dubbonet, brandy, grappa, ale, hooch, plum, apple, cherry, pomegranate, currant, elderberry, ginger, lychee, banana, orange

Tasting terms: aftertaste, astringent, autolytic, baked, balanced, big, bitter, brilliance, buttery, chewy, chocolaty, closed, cloying, coarse, complex, concentrated, connected, corked, crisp, note, nose, body, heavy, light,  mouthfeel, colour, swirl, smell, savour, sip, clarity, acid, acidity, depth, dirty, earthy, elegant, expressive, extracted, fallen over, finesse, fat, flabby, blowzy, firm, flat, foxy, fresh, grassy, green, hard, herbal, herbaceous, hollow, hot, jammy, lean, leathery, legs, musty, oaky, oxidised, petrolly, powerful, raisiny, reticent, rich, rough, round, smokey, smooth, soft, sour, spicy, supple, sweet, tannic, tar, tart, toasty, transparency, typicity, vanillin, vegetal, vinegary, esters

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