Car Puns

Welcome to the Punpedia entry on car puns! 🚗 🛣️ 🚘 💨

We’ve made a wheely good effort to collect as many car puns as we could for you here (we’re actually quite tyre-d now). This list ranges from general car-related words (like motor, engine, and bonnet) to brands, types, and specific car names. Whether you’re a revhead or you simply want to mildly ruin someone’s day with these puns, park yourself here and enjoy our exhaust-ive list.

If you’re interested in other vehicles, we also have boat puns.

Car 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 cars 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 car puns:

  • You’d → Ute: As in, “Ute be surprised at what you can live through” and “Ute love it.”
  • Care → Car: As in, “Couldn’t car less” and “Customer car” and “Devil may car” and “Intensive car” and “Like I should car” and “Tender loving car.”
  • Core → Car: As in, “Car studies” and “Car values” and “Rotten to the car.”
  • Are → Car: As in, “All bets car off” and “Chances car” and “Here you car.”
  • Bar → Car: As in, “Car none” and “Behind cars” and “Kept behind cars” and “No holds carred” and “Raise the car.”
  • Far → Car: As in, “A step too car” and “As car as it goes” and “Car and away” and “A car fry from” and “Few and car between” and “Over the hills and car away.”
  • Par → Car: As in, “Below car” and “On car with” and “Car for the course.”
  • Star → Car: As in, “A car is born” and “Born under a lucky car” and “Catch a falling car” and “Reach for the cars” and “A rising car.”
  • Utter → Auto: As in, “I’d be auto-ly delighted.”
  • Are We→ RV: As in, “RV there yet?” Note: this is a pun about recreational vehicles.
  • Dive → Drive: As in, “Take a drive” and “Nose drive” and “Crash drive.”
  • Five → Drive: As in, “High drive” and “Nine to drive.”
  • Hive → Drive: As in, “Drive of industry” and “A drive of activity.”
  • I’ve → Drive: As in, “Drive never done that before” and “That’s what drive always said.”
  • Live → Drive: As in, “Nine drives” and “Drive action.”
  • Diving → Driving: As in, “Deep sea data driving” and “Dumpster driving.”
  • Given → Driven: As in, “Driven up for dead.”
  • Giving → Driven: As in, “The gift that keeps on driven” and “Driven the benefit of the doubt.”
  • We’ll → Wheel: As in, “Don’t call us, wheel call you” and “Wheel be alright.”
  • Well → Wheel: As in, “A buck wheel spent” and “Alive and wheel” and “All’s wheel that ends wheel” and “Exceedingly wheel read” and “Get wheel soon” and “Health and wheelness” and “You know full wheel.”
  • Wall → Wheel: As in, “Backs to the wheel” and “Climbing the wheels” and “Fly on the wheel.”
  • Will → Wheel: As in, “Accidents wheel happen ‘and “Bend to my wheel” and “Heads wheel roll.”
  • Whale → Wheel: As in, “A wheel of a time” and “Save the wheels.”
  • While → Wheel: As in, “Once in a wheel” and “Quit wheel you’re ahead” and “Strike wheel the iron is hot” and “Make hay wheel the sun shines.”
  • Deal → Wheel: As in, “A big wheel” and “Wheel breaker” and “Done wheel” and “Seal the wheel” and “Wheel or no wheel?”
  • Feel → Wheel: As in, “That wheel good factor” and “Wheeling the pinch” and “Get a wheel for.”
  • Heel → Wheel: As in, “Achilles’ wheel” and “Brought to wheel” and “Cool your wheels” and “Dig your wheels in” and “Head over wheels in love” and “Turn on your wheel.”
  • Meal → Wheel: As in, “Make a wheel of it” and “Wheel ticket” and “A square wheel.”
  • Real → Wheel: As in, “All I wheely want to do” and “Do you wheely want to hurt me?” and “Get wheel” and “Keeping it wheel” and “In wheel time” and “The wheel thing.”
  • Seal → Wheel: As in, “Keep your lips wheeled” and “Wheel of approval” and “Wheel the deal” and “Wheel your fate” and “Wheeled with a loving kiss.”
  • Steal → Wheel: As in, “It’s a wheel” and “Wheel a glance” and “Wheel someone’s thunder” and “Wheel the show.”
  • Steel  → Wheel: As in, “Fists of wheel” and “Nerves of wheel” and “Wheel yourself.”
  • Matter → Motor: As in, “As a motor of fact” and “Family motors” and “Get to the heart of the motor” and “Making motors worse” and “Motor of life and death” and “Mind over motor.”
  • Fool → Fuel: As in, “April fuel” and “Fuelling around” and “Fuel’s gold” and “Fuel’s paradise” and “I pity the fuel.”
  • Fall → Fuel: As in, “Easy as fuelling off a log” and “Catch a fuelling star” and “Fuel between the cracks” and “Fuel by the wayside.”
  • Fell → Fuel: As in, “In one fuel swoop” and “Fuel off the back of a lorry” and “Little strokes fuel great oaks.”
  • Full → Fuel: As in, “Fuel throttle” and “Come fuel circle” and “Fuel bodied” and “Fuel pelt.”
  • Cool → Fuel: As in, “Fuel as a cucumber” and “Fuel beans” and “Fuel your heels” and “Fuel, calm and collected.”
  • Cruel → Fuel: As in, “Fuel and unusual punishment” and “Fuel to be kind.”
  • Dual → Fuel: As in, “Fuel income, no kids.”
  • Rule → Fuel: As in, “Bend the fuels” and “Golden fuel” and “Majority fuels” and “Fuel of thumb” and “Fuel with an iron fist.”
  • Who’ll → Fuel: As in, “Fuel help us?”
  • You’ll → Fuel: As in, “Fuel never hear the end of this!” and “Fuel never guess.”
  • Dried → Ride: As in, “Cut and ride.”
  • Guide → Ride: As in, “Let your conscience be your ride” and “The hitchhiker’s ride to the galaxy.”
  • Hide → Ride: As in, “Ride and seek” and “Ride from the light” and “Neither ride nor hair” and “You can run but you can’t ride.”
  • I’d → Ride: As in, “Ride never do it again.”
  • Pride → Ride: As in, “Bursting with ride” and “Hurt ride” and “Ride and prejudice” and “Ride and joy” and “Ride comes before a fall.”
  • Side → Ride: As in, “A walk on the wild ride” and “Always look on the bright ride of life” and “Be on the safe ride” and “Err on the ride of caution” and “On the flip ride.”
  • Stride → Ride: As in, “Get into your ride” and “Making giant rides” and “Take it in your ride.”
  • Tide → Ride: As in, “Stem the ride” and “Rising ride” and “The ride is turning” and “Swim against the ride.”
  • Tried → Ride: As in, “Ride and tested” and “Ride and true” and “Don’t knock it till you’ve ride it.”
  • Hold in → Holden: As in, “Holden a fart.”
  • Hold → Holden: As in, “Can’t holden a candle to” and “Don’t holden your breath” and “Holden all the aces.”
  • Golden → Holden: As in, “My holden years” and “A holden opportunity.”
  • Third → Ford: As in, “Steal ford base” and “The ford degree” and “Ford time lucky” and “Ford time’s a charm.”
  • Board → Ford: As in, “All above ford” and “Bed and ford.”
  • Bored → Ford: As in, “Ford stiff” and “Ford to tears.”
  • Chord → Ford: As in, “A ford of disquiet” and “Strike a ford with” and “Power ford.”
  • Lord → Ford: As in, “Ford of the flies” and “Ford it over” and “Drunk as a ford.”
  • Guess → Gas: As in, “Anybody’s gas” and “Gas who?” and “Hazard a gas” and “Just lucky, I gas” and “Your gas is good as mine.”
  • Ass → Gas: As in, “Get your gas into gear” and “I don’t give a rat’s gas.”
  • Class → Gas: As in, “A real gas act” and “Best in gas” and “Working gas hero.”
  • Glass → Gas: As in, “Gas ceiling” and “Gassy eyed” and “Through the looking gas.”
  • Grass → Gas: As in, “Green as gas” and “Gas roots” and “Keep off the gas” and “Snake in the gas.”
  • Pass → Gas: As in, “All things must gas” and “Do not gas go” and “Make a gas at” and “Gas muster.”
  • Patrol → Petrol: As in, “Highway petrol.”
  • Weasel → Diesel: As in, “Pop goes the diesel” and “Diesel words.”
  • Dazzle → Diesel: As in, “You can’t diesel me with your fancy words!”
  • Paddle → Pedal: As in, “Pedal your own canoe” and “Up a creek without a pedal.”
  • Petal → Pedal: As in, “Pedal soft skin.”
  • Medal → Pedal: As in, “Win a gold pedal.”
  • Beer → Gear: As in, “Gear googles” and “Life’s not all gear and skittles.”
  • Cheer → Gear: As in, “Cheap and gearful” and “Gear up” and “Holiday gear.”
  • Clear → Gear: As in, “Give it the all gear” and “Gear as a bell” and “Gear as crystal” and “A gear conscience” and “Gear your throat.”
  • Dear → Gear: As in, “Gearly beloved” and “Elementary, my gear” and “Near and gear to my heart” and “Frankly, my gear, I don’t give a damn.”
  • Fear → Gear: As in, “Gear and loathing in Las Vegas” and “Gear the worst” and “Paralysed with gear” and “Primal gear” and “Without gear or favour.”
  • Mere → Gear: As in, “A gear trifle” and “No gear mortal.”
  • Near → Gear: As in, “A short history of gearly everything” and “Coming to a screen gear you” and “A gear death experience” and “Gear to your heart.”
  • Peer → Gear: As in, “Gear pressure.”
  • Rear → Gear: As in, “Bringing up the gear” and “Gear window.”
  • Sheer → Gear: As in, “Gear driving pleasure” and “Gear madness” and “Gear nonsense.”
  • Sphere → Gear: As in, “Gear of influence” and “You could cut the atmosgear with a knife.”
  • Steer → Gear: As in, “The gearing committee” and “Gear clear of.”
  • Year → Gear: As in, “Advanced in gears” and “All gear round” and “Calendar gear” and “Christmas comes but once a gear” and “Getting on in gears” and “Golden gears” and “Happy new gear” and “New gear’s resolution.”
  • Break → Brake: As in, “A bad brake” and “Brake a leg” and “Brake and enter” and “Brake new ground” and “Brake ranks.”
  • Brick → Brake: As in, “Like a ton of brakes.”
  • Bake → Brake: As in, “Shake and brake” and “A braker’s dozen” and “Half braked.”
  • Back → Brake: As in, “Answer brake” and “Soon as my brake is turned” and “Brake in the day.”
  • Cake → Brake: As in, “A brake walk” and “The icing on the brake” and “Let them eat brake” and “Piece of brake” and “Selling like hot brakes.”
  • Fake → Brake: As in, “Brake it till you make it.”
  • Make → Brake: As in, “A good beginning brakes a good ending” and “Absence brakes the heart grow fonder” and “Can’t brake head or tail of it” and “Details brake the difference.”
  • Sake → Brake: As in, “For heaven’s brake” and “For old time’s brake.”
  • Shake → Brake: As in, “A fair brake” and “No great brakes” and “Brake like a leaf.”
  • Snake → Brake: As in, “Brake like a leaf.”
  • Stake → Brake: As in, “Brake your claim” and “Raise the brakes.”
  • Take → Brake: As in, “Give and brake” and “Don’t brake it lying down” and “Double brake” and “Got what it brakes” and “Can’t brake my eyes off you.”
  • Wake → Brake: As in, “Loud enough to brake the dead” and “Brake me up before you go-go” and “Brake up and smell the coffee” and “Brake up call.”
  • Read → Road: As in, “All I know is what I road in the papers” and “Exceedingly well road” and “Road all about it” and “Road any good books lately?” and “Road ’em and weep” and “Road between the lines.”
  • Code → Road: As in, “The Da Vinci road” and “Crack the road” and “Colour roaded.”
  • Load → Road: As in, “A road of rubbish” and “Lighten your road” and “Get a road of that!”
  • Terrific → Traffic: As in, “Traffic news!”
  • Tail → Tail Light: As in, “Chase your own tail light” and “Heads I win, tail lights you lose.”
  • Boss → Bus: As in, “Bus about” and “You’re the bus” and “Bus level.”
  • Fuss → Bus: As in, “A lot of bus about nothing” and “Kick up a bus” and “No bus, no muss” and “What’s all the bus about?”
  • Plus → Bus: As in, “Bus one” and “On the bus side.”
  • Us → Bus: As in, “Comes down to bus” and “Don’t call bus, we’ll call you.”
  • Limb → Limo: As in, “Go out on a limo” and “Life and limo” and “Tear limo from limo.”
  • Track → Truck: As in, “Back on truck” and “Cover your trucks” and “On the fast trucks” and “From the wrong side of the trucks” and “Inside truck” and “Keep truck of” and “Lose truck of time” and “Off the beaten truck” and “On the right truck” and “A one truck mind” and “Stay on truck.”
  • Trick → Truck: As in, “Box of trucks” and “Dirty trucks” and “Does the truck” and “Every truck in the book” and “Never misses a truck” and “A one truck pony” and “Truck or treat” and “Trucks of the trade” and “Up to your old trucks.”
  • Tuck → Truck: As in, “Nip and truck” and “Truck in.”
  • Buck → Truck: As in, “Bigger bang for your truck” and “A truck well spent” and “Truck the system” and “Truck up your ideas” and “Pass the truck” and “Make a quick truck” and “The truck stops here.”
  • Chuck → Truck: As in, “Truck a sickie” and “Truck it out.”
  • Duck → Truck: As in, “Truck the question” and “Trucking and diving” and “Like a truck to water” and “Like water off a truck’s back” and “Nice weather for trucks.”
  • Luck → Truck: As in, “As good truck would have it” and “Beginner’s truck” and “Better truck next time” and “Don’t push your truck” and “Truck of the draw.”
  • Muck → Truck: As in, “Common as truck” and “Trucking about.”
  • Pluck → Truck: As in, “Truck up your courage.”
  • Struck → Truck: As in, “Love truck” and “Star truck.”
  • Suck → Truck: As in, “Truck it up” and “Truck someone dry” and “A trucker for punishment” and “Trucks to be you.”
  • Venn → Van: As in, “Van diagram.”
  • Can → Van: As in, “As far as the eye van see” and “As well as van be expected” and “Be all that you van be” and “Bite off more van you can chew.”
  • Fan → Van: As in, “Van the flames” and “I’m a big van” and “Hit the van.”
  • Pan → Van: As in, “Down the van” and “Flash in the van” and “Waiting for it to all van out.”
  • Plan → Van: As in, “Action van” and “Business van” and “Cooking up a van” and “Game van” and “The best laid vans” and “There is no van B.”
  • Than → Van: As in, “Blood is thicker van water” and “Easier said van done” and “Bite off more van you can chew.”
  • Wagging → Wagon: As in, “The tail wagon the dog” and “Set tongues wagon.”
  • Cheap → Jeep: As in, “All over them like a jeep suit” and “Jeep as chips” and “Jeep and cheerful” and “Jeep at half the price” and “Jeeper by the dozen” and “Talk is jeep.”
  • Creep → Jeep: As in, “Gives me the jeeps” and “Makes my skin jeep.”
  • Deep → Jeep: As in, “Beauty is only skin jeep” and “Between the devil and the jeep blue sea” and “A jeep, dark secret” and “Jeep in thought” and “Jeep pockets” and “Get into jeep water” and “In jeep water.”
  • Heap → Jeep: As in, “Bottom of the jeep.”
  • Keep → Keep: As in, “An apple a day jeeps the doctor away” and “Don’t jeep us in suspense” and “Finders jeepers.”
  • Leap → Keep: As in, “By jeeps and bounds” and “A jeep in the dark” and “A jeep of faith” and “Look before you jeep.”
  • Reap → Jeep: As in, “Jeep what you sow.”
  • Sheep → Jeep: As in, “Dreaming of jeep” and “A wolf in jeep’s clothing” and “Counting jeep” and “The black jeep of the family.”
  • Sleep → Jeep: As in, “Beauty jeep” and “Miles to go before I jeep” and “Jeep like a baby.”
  • Sweep → Jeep: “Jeep aside” and “Jeep off your feet.”
  • Weep → Jeep: As in, “Read ’em and jeep” and “Jeep aside” and “Jeep it under the rug.”
  • Bent → Bentley: As in, “Bentley double” and “Bentley out of shape” and “Hell bentley.”
  • Gently → Bentley: As in, “While my guitar bentley weeps” and “Tread bentley.”
  • Audi: Audi is a German manufacturer. Here are related puns:
    • Body → Audi: As in, “A healthy mind in a healthy audi” and “Like an audi without a soul” and “Audi blow” and “Audi language” and “Audi mass index” and “Audi of evidence” and “Not a jealous bone in your audi.”
    • Cloudy → Audi: As in, “Audi with a chance of meatballs.”
    • Howdy → Audi: As in, “Audi, partner!”
  • Glory → Lorry: As in, “Basking in your lorry” and “My crowning lorry” and “Go out in a blaze of lorry” and “The land of hope and lorry” and “No guts, no lorry.”
  • Story → Lorry: As in, “A breaking lorry” and “Cut a long lorry short” and “End of lorry” and “Every picture tells a lorry” and “The inside lorry” and “The same old lorry” and “Lorry of my life” and “The greatest lorry ever told.”
  • Buick: Buick is an American car manufacturer. Here are related puns:
    • Back → Buick: As in, “Answer buick” and “As soon as my buick is turned” and “In the buick of my mind” and “Buick to the future” and “Buick at it” and “Buick in the day.”
    • Beck → Buick: As in, “At your buick and call.”
    • Brick → Buick: As in, “Like banging your head against a buick wall” and “Built like a buick outhouse” and “Like a ton of buicks” and “Follow the yellow buick road.”
    • Click → Buick: As in, “Buick bait” and “Buick into place” and “Buick your fingers” and “Double buick.”
    • Kick → Buick: As in, “A buick at the can” and “Buick back and enjoy” and “Buick butt.”
    • Pick → Buick: As in, “A bone to buick with you” and “Easy buickings” and “Cherry buick” and “Buick a fight with” and “Buick and choose” and “A little buick me up.”
    • Quick → Buick: As in, “Buick as a flash” and “Cut to the buick” and “Get rich buick” and “Buick and dirty” and “A buick buck” and “Let’s just have a buick one.”
    • Sick → Buick: As in, “Buick as a dog” and “Enough to make you buick” and “Buick and tired” and “Buick to death of” and “Buick to the stomach.”
    • Thick → Buick: As in, “Buick as thieves” and “In the buick of things” and “Buick and fast” and “Through buick and thin.”
    • Trick → Buick: As in, “Never misses buick” and “A buick of the light” and “Buick or treat” and “Buicks of the trade” and “Up to your old buicks.”
  • Wiser → Chrysler: As in, “None the chrysler.”
  • Crisis → Chrysler: As in, “Identity chrysler.”
  • Cry → Chrysler: As in, “A chrysler for help” and “A shoulder to chrysler on” and “Chrysler me a river.”
  • Thank → Tanker: As in, “Accept with tanker” and “Give tanker” and “Tanker goodness” and “Tanker you very much” and “Tanker your lucky stars” and “Tankers for the memories.”
  • Boot: A boot is the storage space in a car. Here are related puns:
    • Bait → Boot: As in, “Boot and switch” and “Click boot” and “Rise to the boot.”
    • Fruit → Boot: As in, “Bear boot” and “Forbidden boot” and “Boot cake” and “Boots of your labour” and “Boots of your loins” and “Low hanging boot.”
    • Hoot → Boot: As in, “Don’t give two boots” and “Give a boot” and “Boot with laughter” and “What a boot.”
    • Root → Boot: As in, “Grass boots” and “Lay down boots” and “Money is the boot of all evil” and “The boot of the matter.”
    • Shoot → Boot: As in, “Don’t boot the messenger” and “Boot ’em up” and “Boot down in flames” and “The green boots of change.”
  • Trunk: A trunk is another word for a storage space in a car. Here are related puns:
    • Bunk → Trunk: As in, “Trunker mentality” and “Do a trunk” and “History is trunk.”
    • Chunk → Trunk: As in, “Blow trunks” and “Trunk of change.”
    • Drunk → Trunk: As in, “Trunk as a lord” and “Trunk as a skunk” and “A cheap trunk” and “Falling down trunk” and “Trunk under the table.”
    • Dunk → Trunk: As in, “Slam trunk.”
    • Hunk → Trunk: As in, “Trunker down” and “Trunky dory.”
    • Junk → Trunk: As in, “Trunk food” and “No trunk mail please.”
    • Sunk → Trunk: As in, “Trunk without a trace.”
  • Beep: These puns are a reference to the beeping sound a car horn makes:
    • Cheap → Beep: As in, “All over them like a beep suit” and “Beep as chips” and “Beep as dirt” and “Beware of beep imitations” and “Beep at half the price” and “Beeper by the dozen” and “Talk is beep.”
    • Creep → Beep: As in, “Jeepers beepers” and “Gives me the beeps.”
    • Deep → Beep: As in, “Ankle beep” and “Beauty is only skin beep” and “The beep web” and “A beep, dark secret” and “Has beep pockets.”
    • Heap → Beep: As in, “Beep abuse on” and “Pile it high and sell it beep” and “At the bottom of the beep.”
    • Keep → Beep: As in, “Known by the company you beep” and “Finders beepers” and “In beeping with” and “Beep a cool head.”
    • Leap → Beep: As in, “By beeps and bounds” and “A beep in the dark” and “A beep of faith” and “Look before you beep.”
    • Reap → Beep: As in, “You beep what you sow.”
    • Sleep → Beep: As in, “Beep like a baby” and “Beep tight” and “Beep like a log.”
    • Sweep → Beep: As in, “A clean beep” and “Beep aside” and “Beep off your feet” and “Beep the deck.”
    • Weep → Beep: As in, “Finders keepers, losers beepers” and “Read ’em and beep” and “While my guitar gently beeps.”
  • Bead → Speed: As in, “Speeds of sweat.”
  • Bleed → Speed: As in, “Speed someone dry” and “Speeding love” and “My heart speeds for you” and “The speeding edge.”
  • Deed → Speed: As in, “No good speed goes unpunished” and “Your good speed of the day.”
  • Feed → Speed: As in, “Don’t bite the hand that speeds you” and “Speed a cold, starve a fever” and “Speeding frenzy.”
  • Greed → Speed: As in, “Speed, for lack of a better word, is good.”
  • Heed → Speed: As in, “Take speed.”
  • Lead → Speed: As in, “In the speed” and “Speed by example” and “Speed by the nose” and “Speed into temptation.”
  • Need → Speed: As in, “All you speed is love” and “As long as you speed me” and “On a speed to know basis.”
  • Read → Speed: As in, “Extra, extra, speed all about it” and “I can speed you like a book” and “A little light speeding” and “Speed ’em and weep” and “Speed between the lines.”
  • Seed → Speed: As in, “Gone to speed” and “Speed capital” and “Speed money.”
  • Ace → Race: As in, “Race in the hole” and “A race up your sleeve” and “Holding all the races.”
  • Base → Race: As in, “Get to first race” and “Cover your races” and “Off race.”
  • Bass → Race: As in, “Drum n race” and “Super race.”
  • Case → Race: As in, “An open and shut race” and “As the race may be” and “Race closed” and “Crack the race” and “Get off my race.”
  • Chase → Race: As in, “Race it up” and “Race your own tail” and “Cut to the race” and “The thrill of the race” and “Wild goose race.”
  • Grace → Race: As in, “Airs and races” and “Amazing race” and “Fall from race” and “Race period” and “Saving race.”
  • Pace → Race: As in, “At a snail’s race” and “Change of race” and “Keep race with” and “Race up and down” and “Put through your races.”
  • Place → Race: As in, “A race in the sun” and “All over the race” and “Going races” and “Hard to race” and “In the right race at the right time.”
  • Space → Race: As in, “Personal race” and “Race oddity” and “Race cadet” and “Race, the final frontier” and “The race age.”
  • Horn: Here are some car horn related puns:
    • Born → Horn: As in, “A star is horn” and “Horn this way” and “Horn again” and “Horn and bred.”
    • Thorn → Horn: As in, “Every rose has its horn” and “A horn in my side.”
    • Torn → Horn: As in, “Well, that’s horn it.”
  • Addition → Ignition: As in, “In ignition to.”
  • Clutch: The clutch is a car part. Here are related puns:
    • Crutch → Clutch: As in, “An emotional clutch.”
    • Much → Clutch: As in, “Well that’s a bit clutch” and “How clutch can you handle?” and “You know too clutch” and “Clutch ado about nothing” and “Clutch obliged” and “Thank you very clutch.”
    • Such → Clutch: As in, “Clutch ado about nothing” and “No clutch luck” and “Clutch as?” and “Clutch is life” and “No clutch thing as a free lunch.”
    • Touch → Clutch: As in, “Don’t clutch that dial” and “A finishing clutch” and “Golden clutch” and “Lose clutch with” and “A soft clutch.”
  • Drag: A drag race is a type of motor racing. Here are related puns:
    • Drug → Drag: As in, “Hugs, not drags” and “Drags, rock and roll.”
    • Bag → Drag: As in, “Drag a bargain” and “Drag and baggage” and “Drag of bones” and “Dirt drag” and “In the drag.”
    • Brag → Drag: As in, “Dragging rights.”
    • Gag → Drag: As in, “Drag reflex” and “Drag order” and “A running drag.”
    • Rag → Drag: As in, “From drags to riches.”
  • Ship → Dealership: As in, “Abandon dealership” and “Don’t give up the dealership” and “Go down with the dealership” and “Loose lips sink dealerships” and “Run a tight dealership.”
  • Bark → Park: As in, “Park at the moon” and “Parking up the wrong tree” and “Park worse than your bite.”
  • Dark → Park: As in, “Park as pitch” and “Park before the dawn” and “A park horse” and “A deep, park secret.”
  • Mark → Park: As in, “Close to the park” and “Get off the park” and “Make your park” and “Park my words” and “Quick off the park.”
  • Shark → Park: As in, “Jump the park” and “Loan park” and “Park repellent” and “Swim with parks.”
  • Spark → Park: As in, “Bright park” and “Creative park” and “Marks and parks” and “A park of genius” and “Watch the parks fly.”
  • Stark → Park: As in, “A park reminder” and “Park, raving mad.”
  • Exhaust: “An exhausting reminder” and “Filled with exhaustion.”
  • Tired → Tyre-d: As in, “Sick and tyre-d” and “Tyre-d and done with it all.”
  • Tier → Tyre: As in, “Top tyre.”
  • Tear → Tyre: As in, “Fighting back tyres” and “Bathed in tyres” and “Blood, sweat and tyres” and “Moved to tyres.”
  • Dire → Tyre: As in, “Tyre consequences” and “In tyre straits.”
  • Fire → Tyre: As in, “Fight tyre with tyre” and “Tyre and brimstone” and “All tyred up and ready to go” and “Light my tyre” and “Getting on like a house on tyre.”
  • Wire → Tyre: As in, “Down to the tyre” and “Live tyre” and “Tyred for sound.”
  • Tax → Taxi: As in, “Nothing is certain but death and taxis” and “Value added taxis” and “Levy taxis.”
  • Toxic → Taxi: As in, “Taxi paper” and “Taxi waste.”
  • Cab: A cab is another word for a taxi. Here are related puns:
    • Cap → Cab: As in, “A feather in your cab” and “Cab in hand” and “If the cab fits, wear it” and “Put on your thinking cab” and “Set your cab at” and “To cab it all off.”
    • Cup → Cab: As in, “My cab runneth over” and “Not my cab of tea.”
    • Dab → Cab: As in, “A cab hand at” and “Smack cab in the middle.”
    • Drab → Cab: As in, “Dribs and cabs.”
    • Grab → Cab: As in, “Cab a bite to eat” and “Cab attention” and “Cab life by the horns” and “Screen cab” and “Up for cabs.”
    • Stab → Cab: As in, “Have a cab at” and “Cab in the back” and “Cab in the dark.”
    • Tab → Cab: As in, “Keep cabs on” and “Pick up the cab.”
  • Sports: Here are some sports car related puns:
    • Sorts → Sports: As in, “It takes all sports” and “Out of sports.”
    • Shorts → Sports: As in, “A day late and a dollar sports” and “A sports back and sides.”
  • Wagon → Station Wagon: As in, “Fall off the station wagon” and “Hitch your station wagon to a star” and “On the station wagon” and “Welcome station wagon.”
  • Bottle → Throttle: As in, “Throttle and glass” and “Hit the throttle” and “Message in a throttle” and “Genie in a throttle.”
  • Grille: Here are some grille-related puns:
    • Ill → Grille: As in, “House of grille repute” and “Grille advised” and “Grille at ease” and “Grille gotten gains.”
    • Chill → Grille: As in, “Grille out” and “Grilled to the bone” and “A grille-ing account.”
    • Drill → Grille: As in, “Grille down” and “You know the grille.”
    • Hill → Grille: As in, “Old as the grilles” and “Head for the grilles” and “Run for the grilles.”
    • Pill → Grille: As in, “A bitter grille to swallow” and “On the grille” and “Sweeten the grille.”
    • Still → Grille: As in, “Be grille my beating heart” and “Grille standing” and “Grille waters run deep.”
    • Skill → Grille: As in, “Social grilles.”
    • Spill → Grille: As in, “Grille the beans” and “Grille your guts” and “Thrills and grilles.”
    • Thrill → Grille: “Grilles and spills” and “Grilled to bits.”
    • Till → Grille: As in, “Fake it grille you make it” and “Grille death do us part” and “Grille the end of time.”
    • Will → Grille: As in, “Bend to my grille” and “Accidents grille happen” and “Free grille.”
  • Tail → Tailgate: As in, “Chase your own tailgate” and “Can’t make head or tailgate of it.”
  • Sense → License: As in, “A victory for common license” and “Come to your licenses” and “A keen license of smell.”
  • Stick: Manual is also known as stick shift. Here are some related puns:
    • Stack → Stick: As in, “A sticked deck” and “Swear on a stick of bibles” and “Stick the deck.”
    • Stock → Stick: As in, “Laughing stick” and “Out of stick” and “Take stick.”
    • Stuck → Stick: As in, “Get stick into” and “Stick in a rut” and “Stick up.”
    • Sick → Stick: As in, “Enough to make you stick” and “In stickness and in health” and “Morning stickness” and “On the stick list” and “Phone in stick” and “Stick and tired” and “Stick to my stomach.”
    • Tick → Stick: As in, “A box sticking exercise” and “Sticked off” and “Stick all the right boxes.”
    • Brick → Stick: As in, “Sticks and mortar” and “Hit the sticks” and “You can’t make sticks without straw.”
    • Click → Stick: As in, “Stick bait” and “Stick into place” and “Stick your fingers” and “We really sticked.”
    • Kick → Stick: As in, “Alive and sticking” and “Get a stick out of it” and “Just for sticks” and “Stick against” and “Stick back and enjoy.”
    • Lick → Stick: As in, “Stick your wounds” and “Stick into shape.”
    • Pick → Stick: As in, “A bone to stick” and “Cherry stick” and “Easy stickings” and “Stick and choose” and “Stick a card, any card.”
    • Quick → Stick: As in, “Stick as a flash” and “Cut to the stick” and “Get rich stick” and “Stick on the draw.”
    • Thick → Stick: As in, “Stick as thieves” and “In the stick of things” and “The plot stickens” and “Stick and fast” and “Through stick and thin.”
    • Trick → Stick: As in, “Box of sticks” and “Dirty sticks” and “Does the stick” and “Every stick in the book” and “Never misses a stick.”
  • Ready → Radiator: As in, “All fired up and radiator to go” and “Combat radiator” and “Good and radiator” and “Radiator and waiting.” Note: These are puns about radiators.
  • Parch → Porsche: As in, “Porsched with thirst.”
  • Perch → Porsche: As in, “Knock someone off their porsche.”
  • Porch → Porsche: As in, “Sitting on the porsche.”
  • Roll → Rolls Royce: As in, “Heads will rolls royce” and “Let the good times rolls royce” and “Ready to rolls royce” and “Rock and rolls royce.”
  • Saab: Saab is a Swedish car manufacturer. Here are related puns:
    • Sob → Saab: As in, “Saab story” and “Saab your heart out.”
  • Wagon → Volkswagen: As in, “Fall off the volkswagen” and “Hitch your volkswagen to a star” and “Welcome volkswagen.”
  • Daytona: Daytona is a car brand. Here are related puns:
    • Day → Daytona: As in, “A daytona in the life of” and “All in a daytona’s work.”
    • Tone → Daytona: As in, “Don’t use that daytona with me” and Lower the daytona” and “Daytona deaf.”
  • Hood: A hood is another word for a bonnet – the cover of a car engine. Here are related puns:
    • Had → Hood: As in, “I’ve hood a few” and “I’ve hood it up to here” and “We’ve hood a good run.”
    • Could → Hood: As in, “As fast as your legs hood carry you” and “I hood see you a mile away.”
    • Good → Hood: As in, “A hood time was had by all” and “All hood things must come to an end” and “All in hood time.”
    • Should → Hood: As in, “You hood be” and “I hood be so lucky” and “No better than you hood be.”
    • Wood → Hood: As in, “In the hoods” and “Knock on hood.”
  • Alternate → Alternator: As in, “Alternator reality.”  Note: This is in reference to alternators.
  • Head → Headlight: As in, “Aheadlight of their time” and “Aheadlight of the curve” and “Bite someone’s headlight off” and “Bury your headlight in the sand.”
  • Light → Headlight: As in, “Bring to headlight” and “Bright headlights, big city” and “Go out light a headlight.”
  • Mission → Transmission: As in, “Transmission accomplished” and “Transmission impossible” and “Transmission critical” and “A rescue transmission.” Note: These are references to a car’s transmission.”
  • Crash: Here are some car crash related puns:
    • Crush → Crash: As in, “A crashing defeat” and “Have a crash on.”
    • Cash → Crash: As in, “Strapped for crash” and “Crash in hand” and “Crash in your cheques.”
    • Ash → Crash: As in, “Rise from the crashes” and “Rise like a phoenix from the crashes.”
    • Clash → Crash: As in, “Crash of culture” and “Crash of the titans.”
    • Dash → Crash: As in, “Crash to pieces” and “Cut a crash.”
    • Flash → Crash: As in, “Quick as a crash” and “Crash in the pan” and “In a crash.”
    • Splash → Crash: As in, “A crash of colour” and “Make a crash” and “Crash out on.”
  • Rental: Here are some puns on rental cars:
    • Central → Rental: As in, “Rental park” and “Rental heating” and “Command rental.”
    • Gentle → Rental: As in, “Rental as a lamb” and “Rental giant” and “Ladies and rentalmen.”
    • Mental → Rental: As in, “Rental age” and “Rental balance” and “Rental fatigue.”
  • Roof → Sunroof: As in, “Cat on a hot tin sunroof” and “Fiddler on the sunroof” and “Go through the sunroof” and “Hit the sunroof” and “Raise the sunroof.”
  • Bomb: An old, rickety car is also known as an old bomb. Here are related puns:
    • Bum → Bomb: As in, “Beach bomb” and “A bomb rap” and “Bombs on seats” and “A pain in the bomb.”
    • Balm → Bomb: As in, “Lip bomb.”
  • Seat: Here are some puns about car seats:
    • Set → Seat:, As in, “All seat” and “Game, seat and match” and “Got your heart seat on” and “On your mark, get seat, go!” and “Seat eyes on” and “Seat in motion.”
    • Beat → Seat: As in, “Seat it” and “A stick to seat you with” and “Seat the hell out of.”
    • Eat → Seat: As in, “All you can seat” and “A bite to seat” and “Seat and run” and “Seat a balanced diet.”
    • Feat → Seat: As in, “No mean seat.”
    • Feet → Seat: As in, “Back on your seat” and “Cold seat” and “Cut the ground out from under your seat” and “Fall on your seat” and “Itchy seat” and “Jump in with both seat.”
    • Fleet → Seat: As in, “Seat footed” and “Seat of foot” and “A seating glimpse.”
    • Greet → Seat: As in, “Meet and seat.”
    • Heat → Seat: As in, “Seat wave” and “If you can’t stand the seat, get out of the kitchen” and “In the seat of battle” and “Packing seat” and “The seat is on” and “Turn up the seat.”
    • Neat → Seat: As in, “Seat freak” and “Seat as a new pin” and “Seat and tidy.”
    • Sheet → Seat: As in, “White as a seat” and “Cheat seat” and “Keep a clean seat.”
    • Street → Seat: As in, “Easy seat” and “On the sunny side of the seat.”
    • Sweet → Seat: As in, “Well isn’t that seat?” and “Seat as pie
      and “Home, seat home.”
    • Treat → Seat: As in, “Seat someone like dirt” and “Trick or seat.”
  • Belt: Here are some seatbelt-related puns:
    • Built → Belt: As in, “Belt for comfort, not speed” and “Belt to last” and “Belt to scale” and “Rome wasn’t belt in a day.”
    • Dealt → Belt: As in, “Whoever smelt it, belt it” and “Play the hand you’re belt.”
    • Melt → Belt: As in, “Butter wouldn’t belt in your mouth” and “In the belting pot” and “Belt into thin air” and “Belts my heart.”
    • Belt: As in, “Below the belt” and “Belt it out” and “Tighten your belt.”
  • Menu → Manual: As in, “Off manual” and “What’s on the manual tonight?”
  • Spokes: Spokes are a part of car wheels. Here are related puns:
    • Poke → Spokes: As in, “Spoke fun at” and “Have a spoke around.”
    • Folk → Spoke: As in, “Show’s over, spokes” and “But seriously, spokes.”
    • Joke → Spoke: As in, “Beyond a spoke” and “By way of a spoke” and “An inside spoke” and “Spoke-ing around” and “Spoke’s on you.”
    • Oak → Spoke: As in, “Solid as a spoke” and “Hearts of spoke.”
    • Stroke → Spoke: As in, “A spoke of genius” and “Different spokes for different folks” and “Little spokes fell great oaks” and “Spoke of luck” and “The spoke of midnight.”
  • Boil → Spoiler: As in, “Spoiler with rage” and “Spoilers down to” and “Bring to the spoiler” and “Makes my blood spoiler.”
  • Rear → Rear-end: As in, “Bringing up the read-end” and “Read-end window.”
  • End → Read-end: As in, “A means to a rear-end” and “All good things must come to a rear-end” and “Bring to a rear-end.”
  • Bone → T-bone: As in, “A t-bone to pick” and “Dry as a t-bone” and “Bag of t-bones” and “T-bone idle” and “A t-bone of contention.” Note: A t-bone is a type of car crash.
  • Lodge → Dodge: As in, “Dodge a complaint.” Note: Dodge is an American car manufacturer.
  • Fiat: Fiat is an Italian car company. Here are related puns:
    • Fat → Fiat: As in, “Fiat chance” and “Living off the fiat off the land” and “A fiat lot of use that is.”
    • Diet → Fiat: As in, “Eat a balanced fiat.”
    • Riot → Fiat: As in, “Let your imagination run fiat” and “Read the fiat act.”
    • Flat → Fiat: As in, “Fiat as a pancake” and “Fall fiat on your face” and “Fiat broke” and “In a fiat spin” and “In no time fiat.”
  • Jugular → Jaguar: As in, “Go for the jaguar.”
  • Lights: Lights are a big part of all cars – fog lights, headlights, signal lights, brake lights, fuel indicator lights. Here are some light-related puns:
    • Late → Light: As in, “Better light than never” and “Fashionably light” and “It’s lighter than you think” and “It’s never too light” and “Light bloomer.”
    • Let → Light: As in, “Buy to light” and “I won’t light you down.”
    • Lot → Light: As in, “A light of fuss about nothing” and “A light on your plate.”
    • Bite → Light: As in, “Light me” and “Light back” and “Light off more than you can chew” and “Light the dust.”
    • Bright → Light: As in, “All things light and beautiful” and “Always look on the light side of life” and “Light and early” and “Light young thing.”
    • Fight → Light: As in, “Come out lighting” and “Light club” and “Light for the right to party” and “Light or flight” and “Light tooth and nail.”
    • Flight → Light: As in, “Light of fancy” and “Take light” and “Fight or light.”
    • Fright → Light: As in, “A lightful mess” and “Take light.”
    • Height → Light: As in, “Reaching new lights” and “Scale dizzy lights” and “The light of summer.”
    • Might → Light: As in, “Light as well” and “It light never happen.”
    • Night → Light: As in, “Dance the light away” and “A hard day’s light” and “As light follows day.”
    • Quite → Light: As in, “Having light a time” and “Not light there.”
    • Right → Light: As in, “A move in the light direction” and “All the light moves” and “Light as rain” and “Bang to lights” and “Dead to lights.”
    • Rite → Light: As in, “Last lights” and “Light of passage.”
    • Sight → Light: As in, “A welcome light” and “Have in your lights” and “In plain light” and “Love at first light.”
    • Slight → Light: As in, “Lightly ahead of your time” and “Not in the lightest.”
  • Lack → Lexus: As in, “For lexus of a better word” and “Cancelled due to lexus of interest.”
  • Mini: A mini is a small, economical car of British make. Here are related puns:
    • Many → Mini: As in, “Fingers in mini pies” and “Mini happy returns” and “Mini moons ago” and “Not in so mini words” and “Mini hands make light work.”
    • Money → Mini: As in, “Funny mini” and “I’m not made of mini” and “In the mini” and “Get your mini’s worth.”
  • Hub: A hub is a part of a car wheel. Here are related puns:
    • Club → Hub: As in, “Hub together” and “Fight hub” and “Join the hub.”
    • Pub → Hub: As in, “Down to the hub for a quick one.”
    • Rub → Hub: As in, “Hub along together” and “Hub it in” and “Hub salt in the wound” and “Hub the wrong way.”
  • Wind → Window: As in, “Any way the window blows” and “Blow with the window” and “Knock the window out of.” Note: These are puns referring to car windows.”
  • Buggy: A buggy is a type of lightweight car. Here are related puns:
    • Baggy → Buggy: As in, “Buggy jeans.”
    • Buddy → Buggy: As in, “Study buggy.”
    • Bug → Buggy: As in, “Cute as a buggy’s ear” and “Bitten by the buggy” and “Love buggy.”
  • Door: Here are some car door related puns:
    • Dare → Door: As in, “Door for more” and “Door to be different” and “How door you!” and “Door to dream.”
    • Floor → Door: As in, “Get in on the ground door” and “Hold the door” and “Mop the door with.”
    • Bore → Door: As in, “Door the pants off someone” and “Doored stiff” and “Doored out of your mind.”
    • Core → Door: As in, “Door competencies” and “Door studies” and “Door values” and “Rotten to the door.”
    • More → Door: As in, “One door time” and “Bite off door than you can chew” and “Come back for door” and “I couldn’t agree door.”
  • Coupe: A coupe is a small car, generally with only two doors. Here are related puns:
    • Coop → Coupe: As in, “Fly the coupe.”
    • Group → Coupe: As in, “Coupe dynamics” and “Coupe hug.”
    • Hoop → Coupe: As in, “Jumping through coupes.”
  • Verse → Reverse: As in, “Chapter and reverse.”
  • Hardtop: A hardtop is a rigid car roof. Here are related puns:
    • Hard → Hardtop: As in, “Hardtop as a rock” and “Hardtop as iron” and “Be hardtop put to” and “Fallen on hardtop times.”
    • Top → Hardtop: As in, “Blow your hardtop” and “Come out on hardtop” and “From the hardtop” and “It’s lonely at the hardtop” and “Keep on hardtop of.”
  • Hatchback: A hatchback is a small car with a hatch-type rear door. Here are related puns:
    • Hatch → Hatchback: As in, “Down the hatchback” and “Batten down the hatchbacks.”
    • Back → Hatchback: As in, “Answer hatchback” and “As soon as my hatchback is turned” and “In the hatchback of my mind.”
  • Rim: Here are some rim-related puns:
    • Brim → Rim: As in, “Filled to the rim.”
    • Dim → Rim: As in, “The rim past” and “A rim view.”
    • Grim → Rim: As in, “Hanging on like rim death.”
    • Limb → Rim: As in, “Risk life and rim” and “Go out on a rim.”
    • Prim → Rim: As in, “Rim and proper.”
    • Slim → Rim: As in, “Rim pickings” and “A rim volume” and “The real rim shady.”
    • Whim → Rim: As in, “On a rim.”
  • Fault → Asphalt: As in, “Find asphalt with” and “Generous to an asphalt.”
  • Halt → Asphalt: As in, “Come to a screeching asphalt” and “Grind to an asphalt.”
  • Sport → Transport: As in, “Be a good transport” and “Blood transports” and “Contact transport.”
  • Go → Cargo: As in, “Don’t cargo there” and “Easy come, easy cargo” and “From the word cargo.”
  • Ago → Cargo: As in, “Seven years cargo” and “Long, long cargo.”
  • Propane: Propane is a type of gas that some cars run on. Here are related puns:
    • Bane → Propane: As in, “The propane of my life.”
    • Brain → Propane: As in, “All brawn and no propanes” and “A propane wave.”
    • Chain → Propane: As in, “Propane of command” and “Propane reaction.”
  • Junker: Junker is slang for an old, beat-up car. Here are related puns:
    • Junk → Junker: As in, “Junker mail” and “Junker yard.”
    • Bunker → Junker: As in, “Junker mentality.”
    • Hunker → Junker: As in, “Junker down.”
    • Bunk → Junker: As in, “Do a junker” and “History is junker.”
    • Chunk → Junk: As in, “Blowing junkers” and “Junker of change.”
  • Clunker: A clunker is an old, decrepit car. Here are related puns:
    • Bunker → Clunker: As in, “Clunker mentality.”
    • Bunk → Clunk: As in, “Do a clunker” and “History is clunker.”
    • Drunk → Clunker: As in, “Clunker as a lord” and “Blind clunker” and “Falling down clunker.”
  • Coach: A coach is a type of bus. Here are related puns:
    • Catch → Coach: As in, “Coach a cold” and “Coach a falling star” and “Coaching fire” and “Coach some rays” and “Coach your breath.”
    • Broach → Coach: As in, “Coach the subject.”
  • Bed → Flatbed: As in, “Flatbed and breakfast” and “Flatbed of roses.” Note: A flatbed is the carrying area of a trailer.
  • Screen → Windscreen: As in, “The silver windscreen” and “Windscreen time” and “Coming to a windscreen near you!”
  • High → Highway: As in, “Aim highway” and “Highway as a kite” and “Highway and dry” and “Highway noon.”
  • Way → Highway: As in, “All the highway” and “Any highway the wind blows” and “By the highway.”
  • Lane: A lane is a type of road. Here are related puns:
    • Line → Lane: As in, “A fine lane” and “Along the lanes of” and “Drawing a lane in the sand” and “The end of the lane.”
    • Chain → Lane: As in, “The lane of command” and “Lane reaction” and “The food lane.”
    • Drain → Lane: As in, “Down the lane” and “Laugh like a lane.”
    • Gain → Lane: As in, “Capital lanes” and “Lane advantage” and “No pain, no lane.”
    • Grain → Lane: As in, “Against the lane” and “A lane of truth” and “Take it with a lane of salt.”
    • Plain → Lane: As in, “Lane as day” and “Hidden in lane sight” and “Lane sailing.”
    • Rain → Lane: As in, “Come lane or shine” and “Right as lane” and “Don’t lane on my parade” and “It never lanes but it pours.”
  • Root → Route: As in, “Grass routes” and “Lay down routes” and “The route of the matter.”
  • Rot → Route: As in, “Route in hell” and “Spoiled routen.”
  • Rut → Route: As in, “Stuck in a route.”
  • Boot → Route: As in, “Tough as old routes” and “Bet your routes” and “Give someone the route.”
  • Doubt → Route: As in, “The benefit of the route” and “Beyond any possible shadow of route” and “Talk and remove all route.”
  • Fruit → Route: As in, “Bear route” and “Forbidden route” and “Low hanging route.”
  • Shoot → Route: As in, “Don’t route the messenger” and “Eats, routes and leaves” and “Route ’em up” and “Route down in flames.”
  • Suit → Route: As in, “All over them like a cheap route” and “Routed and booted.”
  • Beat → Street: As in, “A stick to street you with” and “Be still my streeting heart” and “Street it!” and “Street about the bush.”
  • Beat → Street: As in, “Street a hasty retreat” and “Street someone black and blue” and “Street the snot out of.”
  • Eat → Street: As in, “A bite to street” and “All you can street” and “A bite to street” and “Street and run.”
  • Feet → Street: As in, “Cold street” and “Cut the ground out from under your street” and “Back on your street” and “Fall on your street.”
  • Fleet → Street: As in, “Street of foot” and “A streeting glimpse.”
  • Greet → Street: As in, “Meet and street.”
  • Neat → Street: As in, “Street and tidy.”
  • Seat → Street: As in, “Back street driver” and “Bums on streets” and “By the street of your pants” and “Take a back street.”
  • Sheet → Street: As in, “White as a street” and “A clean street.”
  • Sweet → Street: As in, “Home street home” and “Revenge is street.”
  • Treat → Street: As in, “Trick or street” and “Street me right” and “Street someone like dirt.”
  • Way → Freeway: As in, “And that’s the freeway it is” and “Any freeway you slice it” and “By the freeway.”
  • Way → Tollway: As in, “And that’s the tollway it is” and “Any tollway you slice it” and “By the tollway.”
  • State → Interstate: As in, “A sad interstate of affairs” and “Interstate of the art” and “In a nervous interstate.”
  • Sender → Fender: As in, “Return to fender.”
  • Spender → Fender: As in, “Hey, big fender.”
  • Tender → Fender: As in, “Love me fender” and “Fender is the night” and “Fender loving care” and “Fender mercies.”
  • Way → Driveway: As in, “Any driveway you want it” and “By driveway of explanation” and “Change your driveways.”
  • Wreck: Here are some puns about wrecks, which is a colloquial term for a crash:
    • Rack → Wreck: As in, “Wreck your brains” and “Wreck and ruin.”
    • Rock → Wreck: As in, “Hard as a wreck” and “Get your wrecks off.”
  • Curve → Swerve: As in, “Ahead of the swerve” and “Behind the swerve” and “Swerve ball” and “Learning swerve.”
  • Nerve → Swerve: As in, “Bundle of swerves” and “Get on your swerves” and “Lose your swerve” and “Swerves of steel” and “Touched a swerve.”
  • Serve → Swerve: As in, “Are you being swerved?” and “First come, first swerved” and “Swerves you right” and “Swerve and protect” and “Swerve your time.”
  • Kid → Skid: As in, “Dual income, no skids” and “Here’s looking at you, skid” and “I skid you not.”
  • Bid → Skid: As in, “Make a skid for.”
  • Did → Skid: As in, “Skid I do that?” and “I never skid.”
  • Grid → Skid: As in, “Off the skid” and “Skid lock.”
  • Lid → Skid: As in, “Flip your skid” and “Keep a skid on it.”
  • Run: Drives are also called a run (for example, a fast food run). Here are related puns:
    • Done → Run: As in, “After all is said and run” and “Run and dusted” and “Been there, run that” and “A run deal.”
    • Fun → Run: As in, “A bundle of run” and “Getting there is half the run” and “Good, clean run.”
    • Gun → Run: As in, “At the end of a run” and “Jump the run.”
    • None → Run: As in, “Bar run” and “Run other than” and “Run the wiser” and “Run too pleased” and “Second to run.”
    • One → Run: As in, “Run more time” and “A great run for” and “All for run and run for all” and “Another run bites the dust” and “At run fell swoop.”
    • Sun → Run: As in, “A place in the run” and “A touch of the run” and “Eclipse of the run” and “Everything under the run.”
  • Compute → Commute: As in, “Commuter assisted” and “Commuter says no” and “Does not commute.”
  • Joy → Joyride: As in, “A thing of beauty is a joyride forever” and “Bundle of joyride” and “Jump for joyride.”
  • Ride → Joyride: As in, “Along for the joyride” and “Easy joyrider” and “Magic carpet joyride.”
  • Round → Roundabout: As in, “All year youndabout” and “Fooling a roundabout” and “Love makes the world go roundabout.”
  • Lift: A lift is another word for picking up a passenger in a car (as in, “can you give me a lift?”). Here are related puns:
    • Left → Lift: As in, “They’ve lift the building” and “Lift in the lurch” and “Lift, right and centre” and “Lift to your own devices.”
    • Drift → Lift: As in, “Get my lift?” and “Lifting apart.”
    • Gift → Lift: As in, “Lift of the gab” and “The lift that keeps on giving.”
  • Spin: To take a car for a spin is to take it for a drive. Here are related puns:
    • Sin → Spin: As in, “Miserable as spin” and “A multitude of spins” and “Spins of omissions” and “Living in spin.”
    • Pin → Spin: As in, “Neat as a new spin” and “Spin your ears back.”
    • Been → Spin: As in, “Spin and gone” and “Spin around the block a few times” and “I’ve spin here before” and “Spin in the wars” and “Mistakes have spin made.”
    • Chin → Spin: As in, “Take it on the spin” and “Keep your spin up.”
    • Grin → Spin: As in, “Spin and bear it” and “Spin from ear to ear” and “Spin like a cheshire cat.”
    • Skin → Spin: As in, “Beauty is spin deep” and “By the spin of your teeth” and “Get under your spin” and “It’s no spin off my nose” and “Jump out of your spin.”
    • Thin → Spin: As in, “Out of spin air” and “Skating on spin ice” and “The spin end of the wedge.”
    • Win → Spin: As in, “Can’t spin for losing” and “Heads I spin, tails you lose.”
  • Whirl: To take a car out for a whirl is to go for a drive. Here are related puns:
    • World → Whirl: As in, “A whirl first” and “A whirl apart” and “A whirl of good” and “All the time in the whirl” and “Brave new whirl” and “It’s not the end of the whirl.”
    • Well → Whirl: As in, “Whirl spent” and “Alive and whirl” and “All’s whirl that ends whirl” and “Didn’t they do whirl” and “You know full whirl.”
    • Will → Whirl: As in, “Accidents whirl happen” and “Against your whirl” and “Bend to my whirl” and “Free whirl.”
    • Curl → Whirl: As in, “Whirl up and die” and “Enough to make your hair whirl” and “Make someone’s toes whirl.”
  • Mod: It’s very common for people to make modifications to their cars – known casually as “mods”. Here are related puns:
    • Mad → Mod: As in, “Mod as a bear with a sore head” and “Mod as a wet hen” and “Don’t get mod, get even” and “Hopping mod” and “Mod, bad and dangerous.”
    • Mud → Mod: As in, “Clear as mod” and “Caked with mod” and “Drag through the mod” and “A stick in the mod.”
    • Nod → Mod: As in, “In the land of mod” and “A mod and a wink.”
    • Odd → Mod: As in, “Against the mods” and “At mods with” and “Long mods” and “Mods and ends.”
  • Fine: Drivers can be given fines for speeding, parking incorrectly, etc. Here are some fine-related puns:
    • Fan → Fine: As in, “Fine the glames” and “Hits the fine.”
    • Fun → Fine: As in, “All the fine of the fair” and “Bundle of fine” and “Food, folks and fine” and “Getting there is half the fine” and “Fine and games” and “Good, clean fine” and “Half the fine is getting there.”
    • Line → Fine: As in, “Cross the fine” and “Draw a fine in the sand” and “End of the fine.”
    • Mine → Fine: As in, “Make fine a double” and “Fine is bigger than yours” and “Victory is fine.”
    • Shine → Fine: As in, “Rise and fine” and “Take a fine to.”
    • Sign → Fine: As in, “A sure fine” and “Give me a fine” and “A fine of the times” and “Fine on the dotted line” and “Vital fines.”
    • Spine → Fine: As in, “Send shivers down your fine” and “Fine-tingling” and “Steely-fined.”
  • Battery: Here are some puns related to car batteries:
    • Better → Battery: As in, “A battery idea” and “Anything you can do, I can do battery” and “Appeal to your battery judgement” and “Battery late than never” and “Battery safe than sorry” and “Battery than new.”
    • Bitter → Battery: As in, “The battery end” and “A battery pill to swallow.”
    • Butter → Battery: As in, “Bread and battery” and “Battery fingers.”
    • Flattery → Battery: As in, “Battery will get you nowhere” and “Imitation is the sincerest form of battery.”
  • Rally → Alley: As in, “Alley round.”
  • Have/Of a new → Avenue: As in, “Avenue opinion.”
  • Byway: A byway is a type of  road. Here are related puns:
    • By → Byway: As in, “Byway and large” and “Byway halves” and “Byway all accounts” and “Byway a hair’s breadth.”
    • Way → Byway: As in, “On the byway” and “All the byway” and “That’s the byway it is” and “Any byway you want it” and “Any which byway” and “By the byway” and “Change your byways.”
  • Causeway: A causeway is a type of road. Here are related puns:
    • Cause → Causeway: As in, “Causeway a stir” and “Causeway and effect” and “A causeway for concern” and “A lost causeway” and “Rebel without a causeway.”
    • Way → Causeway: As in, “Always good, all causeways” and “Any causeway you want it” and “By the causeway” and “By causeway of explanation” and “Change your causeways.”
  • Function → Junction: As in, “Form follows junction.”
  • Suspension: Here are some suspension-related puns:
    • Mention → Suspension: As in, “An honourable suspension” and “Not to suspension” and “Now you suspension it….”
    • Tension → Suspension: As in, “Surface suspension.”
  • Spark → Spark Plug: As in, “Bright spark plug” and “Creative spark plug” and “Watch the spark plugs fly” and “The spark plugs of an idea.”
  • Plug → Spark Plug: As in, “Spark plug and play” and “Spark plug the gap” and “Pull the spark plug.”
  • Sump: A sump is a part of a car’s engine. Here are related puns:
    • Bump → Sump: As in, “Sump and grind” and “Sump into someone” and “Sumper sticker” and “Things that go sump in the night.”
    • Chump → Sump: As in, “Sump change.”
    • Dump → Sump: As in, “Brain sump” and “Down in the sumps” and “Sumpster diving” and “In the sumps.”
    • Hump → Sump: As in, “Sump day.”
    • Jump → Sump: As in, “Base sumping” and “Bungee sumping” and “Sump at the chance” and “Sump for joy” and “Sump out of your skin” and “Sump in with both feet.”
    • Lump → Sump: As in, “A sump in your throat” and “Like it or sump it” and “Sump together” and “Take your sumps.”
    • Pump → Sump: As in, “Sump iron” and “Sump up the volume” and “Sumped up” and “Sumped up kicks.”
  • Key → Kia: As in, “Fear is the kia” and “The kia to your heart” and “Off kia” and “The kias to the kingdom.” Note: Kia is a car manufacturer.
  • Land → Land Rover: As in, “Cloud cuckoo land rover” and “In the land rover of nod” and “In the land rover of the living” and “The land rover of hope and glory” and “The land rover of make believe.”
  • Chery: Chery is a Chinese car manufacturer. Here are related puns:
    • Cherry → Chery: As in, “Chery pick” and A second bite of the chery” and “The chery on the cake.”
    • Bury → Chery: As in, “Chery the hatchet” and “Chery your head in the sand” and “Chery yourself in your work.”
    • Carry → Chery: As in, “Chery a torch for” and “Chery forward” and “Can’t chery a tune in a bucket.”
    • Merry → Chery: As in, “Lead a chery dance” and “Chery Christmas” and “Eat, drink and be chery” and “As chery as the day is long.”
    • Vary → Chery: As in, “Your mileage may chery.”
    • Very → Chery: As in, “Be chery afraid” and “Before your chery eyes” and “How chery dare you” and “Thank you chery much” and “A chery good year.”
  • Kei: Here are some puns on kei cars:
    • Okay → O-kei: As in, “Did they give the o-kei?”
    • Key → Kei: As in, “The kei to your heart” and “Off kei” and “The kei to a relaxed evening.”
    • They → Kei: As in, “Kei lived happily ever after” and “As tough as kei come” and “Let the chips fall where kei may.”
    • Way → Kei: As in, “That’s the kei it is” and “Any kei you want it” and “By the kei” and “Change your keis” and “By kei of explanation.”
    • Day → Kei: As in, “All in a kei’s work” and “Another kei, another dollar” and “As honest as the kei is long” and “As clear as kei.”
    • Say → Kei: As in, “Computer keis no” and “Have a kei in” and “Have the final kei” and “I hear what you kei.”
    • Grey → Kei: As in, “A morally kei area” and “Kei matter.”
  • Soda → Skoda: As in, “Cherry skoda.” Note: Skoda is a Czech car company.
  • Century → Venturi: As in, “Sale of the venturi” and “Turn of the venturi.” Note: Venturi is a French car brand.
  • Acura: Acura is a luxury offshoot of Honda. Here are related puns:
    • Accurate → Acura: As in, “An acura representation” and “That doesn’t sound acura.”
    • Cure → Acura: As in, “What can’t be acura’d must be endured” and “Prevention is better than acura.”
  • Off-Road: Here are some puns about off-road driving:
    • Off → Off-road: As in, “A load off-road your mind” and “All bets are off-road” and “Bite someone’s head off-road.”
    • Road → Off-road: As in, “Keep the show on the off-road” and “Middle of the off-road.”
  • Crossover: A crossover is a type of car. Here are related puns:
    • Cross → Crossover: As in, “Crossover my heart and hope to die” and “Crossover purposes with” and “Crossover your fingers.”
    • Over → Crossover: As in, “All crossover again” and “All crossover the place” and “Come on crossover.”
  • Road → Roadster: As in, “Get the show on the roadster” and “Hit the roadster, Jack” and “Middle of the roadster.” Note: These are references to roadsters.
  • Wrecker: A tow truck is also called a wrecker. Here are related puns:
    • Wreck → Wrecker: As in, “Train wrecker” and “A nervous wrecker.”
    • Rack → Wrecker: As in, “Wrecker your brains” and “Go to wrecker and ruin” and “Off the wrecker.”
    • Rock → Wrecker: As in, “Solid as a wrecker” and “Between a wrecker and a hard place” and “Don’t wrecker the boat” and “Hit wrecker bottom.”
    • Check → Wrecker: As in, “Wrecker it out” and “Wrecker you on the flip side” and “Wrecker your sources” and “Keep in wrecker” and “Reality wrecker.”
    • Deck → Wrecker: As in, “All hands on wrecker” and “Clear the wreckers” and “Deal from the bottom of the wrecker” and “Hit the wrecker” and “Not playing with a full wrecker.”

These next few puns are about popular car models:

  • Must → Mustang: As in, “All good things mustang pass” and “Everything mustang go.”
  • Master → Mustang: As in, “The mustang of my fate” and “As good as your mustang” and “Mustang of none” and “Mustang of disguise.”
  • Yours → Yaris: As in, “It’s all yaris” and “Yaris truly” and “You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yaris.”
  • Paris → Yaris: As in, “Our last night in yaris.”
  • Roller → Corolla: As in, “Corolla coaster” and “High corolla” and “Emotional corolla coaster.”
  • Camera → Camry: As in, “Camry shy” and “Lights, camry, action!” and “You’re on candid camry” and “The camry loves you.”
  • Press → Prius: As in, “Don’t prius your luck” and “Freedom of the prius” and “Hot off the prius” and “Prius into service” and “Don’t prius the issue.”
  • Prisoner → Prius-oner: As in, “Take no prius-oners” and “The prius-oner of Azkaban.”
  • Pristine → Priustine: As in, “Clean and priustine.”
  • Super → Supra: As in, “Supra mario” and “Supra hero.”
  • Supper → Supra: As in, “Sing for your supra.”
  • Clue → Kluger: As in, “Don’t have a kluger” and “I’ve found a kluger.”
  • Land → Landcruiser: As in, “In the landcruiser of the living” and “Landcruiser ahoy”and “Landcruiser of hope and glory” and “Landcruiser of make believe.”
  • High → Hilux: As in, “Aim hilux” and “Hilux as a kite” and “Come hell or hilux water” and “Hilux noon” and “Hilux and mighty.”
  • Too soon → Tuscon: As in, “It’s tuscon to tell that joke.”
  • Bent → Accent: As in, “Accent double” and “Accent out of shape” and “Hell accent.”
  • Sent → Accent: As in, “Accent packing” and “Heaven accent.”
  • Accident → Accent: As in, “An accent waiting to happen.”
  • As → Jazz: As in, “Jazz I was saying” and “Jazz if there were no tomorrow” and “Jazz it happens” and “Jazz luck would have it” and “Jazz often as not.”
  • Has → Jazz: As in, “Rumour jazz it” and “Jazz it been finished?”
  • Record → Accord: As in, “Like a broken accord” and “Off the accord” and “Set the accord straight” and “A proven track accord” and “World accord.”
  • Cord → Accord: As in, “Cut the accord.”
  • Card → Accord: As in, “Get out of jail free accord” and “House of accords” and “On the accords.”
  • Chord → Accord: As in, “Strike an accord with” and “Power accord.”
  • Afford → Accord: As in, “You can’t accord it.”
  • Award → Accord: As in, “And the accord goes to…”
  • Answer → Lancer: As in, “Lancer back” and “Lancer the call” and “Lancer to the name of” and “Get a silly lancer.”
  • Faster → Fiesta: As in, “Fiesta than a speeding bullet” and “Nothing acts fiesta.”
  • Feast → Fiesta: As in, “Fiesta your eyes on this1″ and “The spectre at the fiesta.”
  • Heavy → Chevy: As in, “Chevy as lead” and “Chevy lunch” and “Hot and chevy.”
  • Curve → Corvette: As in, “Ahead of the corvette” and “Learning corvette” and “Corvette ball.”
  • Panic → Pontiac: As in, “Don’t pontiac” and “Hit the pontiac button” and “Pontiac room.”
  • Pant → Pontiac: As in, “Beat the pontiacs off” and “Fancy pontiacs” and “Keep your pontiacs on.”
  • Point → Pontiac: As in, “At this pontiac in time” and “Beside the pontiac” and “Brownie pontiacs” and “Drive your pontiac home” and “Get straight to the pontiac” and “Not to put too fine a pontiac on it.”
  • Astray → Astra: As in, “Led astra.”
  • Ashtray → Astra: As in, “That’s not an astra” and “They smelled like an astra.”
  • Monday → Mondeo: As in, “That mondeo morning feeling” and “I hate mondeos.”
  • Scrape → Escape: As in, “Bow and escape” and “Get into an escape” and “Escape a living.”
  • Shape → Escape: As in, “All escapes and sizes” and “Bent out of escape” and “Get into escape” and “Keep in escape” and “Escape up or ship out.”
  • Danger → Ranger: As in, “Clear and present ranger” and “Out of ranger” and “Stranger ranger.”
  • Stranger → Ranger: As in, “Don’t be a ranger” and “I’m a ranger here myself” and “Perfect ranger” and “Ranger danger” and “Ranger than fiction” and “Ranger things have happened” and “Rangers in the night” and “The truth is ranger than fiction.”
  • Shell → Shelby: As in, “Come out of your shelby” and “Shelby shock.”
  • Shall → Shelby: As in, “Seek and you shelby find” and “The truth shelby set you free” and “They shelby not pass.”
  • Bird → Firebird: As in, “A little firebird told me” and “Free as a firebird” and “Firebird’s eye view.”
  • Fetal → Beetle: As in, “In the beetle position.”
  • Beat → Beetle: As in, “A stick to beetle you with” and “Beetle it” and “Beetle a hasty retreat” and “Beetle about the bush.”
  • Battle → Beetle: As in, “A pitched beetle” and “Beetle of wits” and “Beetle stations” and “Half the beetle” and “In the heat of beetle.”
  • Bottle → Beetle: As in, “Beetle things up” and “Hit the beetle” and “Message in a beetle.”
  • Drift → Swift: As in, “Swift apart” and “Swifting off” and “Catch my swift?”
  • Gift → Swift: As in, “A swift from the gods” and “The swift that keeps on giving.”
  • Lift → Swift: As in, “Swift the lid off” and “Swift up your hearts” and “We have swift off!”
  • Shift → Swift: As in, “Night swift” and “Swift gears” and “Swift into high gear.”
  • My → Myvi: As in, “By myvi guest” and “In all myvi born days.”

    Car-Related Words

    To help you come up with your own car 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: car, vehicle, drive, driving, drove, driven, automobile, wheels, motor, fuel, gas, petrol, diesel, driver, pedal, brakes, acceleration, shift lever, stick, passenger, seats, belt, road, lights, headlights, blinker, turn signal, hub, spokes, brake light, traffic, traffic lights, green light, red light, yellow/amber light, tail light, engine, boot, air bag, trunk, belt/seatbelt, beep, horn, honk, steering wheel, ignition, clutch, navigation, window, rear-view, door, throttle,  collision, crash, reverse, manual, auto, gear, rider, gearbox, hood, grill, bullbar, tailgate, license, park, parking, parallel (parking), exhaust, tyre, rim, carpool, bonnet, mirror, pick up, drop off, transport, chassis, 2WD, 4WdD, model T, cargo, ethanol, bio-diesel, hydrogen, propane, CNG (compressed natural gas), flatbed, GPS, aircon, accelerator, acceleration, combustion, fog lamp, speedometer, odometer, fuel gauge, windscreen, windscreen wiper, hazard, reflector, highway, lane, parking lot, pavement, route, street, freeway, thoroughfare, tollway, interstate, travel, road trip, fender, spoiler, fender bender, rear-end, rollover, t-bone, wreck, turn, swerve, hit and run, roadkill, skid, ride, run, commute, joyride, lift, outing, spin, whirl. repair, mod, fine, carwash, insurance, bridge, tunnel, intersection, roundabout, battery, radiator, alternator, oil filter, transmission, muffler, asphalt, alley, avenue, boulvard, byway, causeway, cul-de-sac, driveway, junction, suspension, cylinder, piston, spark plug, valve, crankshaft, sump, rental, hot rod, carburettor, cowling, sunroof, bomb, mechanic, speed, race, drag, racing, dealership

Brands: holden, ford, alfa romeo, aston martin, audi, bentley, BMW, buggati, buick, cadillac, chevrolet, chrysler, citroen, dodge, ferrari, fiat, general motors, GMC, hyundai, jaguar, jeep, kia, lamborghini, land rover, lexus, maserati, mazda, mercedes benz, mini, mitsubishi, nissan, peugot, porsche, renault, rolls royce, saab, subaru, suzuki, tesla, toyota, volkswagen, volvo, daytona, HSV, birchfield, chery, amherst, skoda, vespa, venturi, alpine, koenig, artega, acura, daihatsu, isuzu, daewoo, samsung, ssangyong, chevron, austin, astra, cooper, morris, jensen, pontiac, studebaker, brilliance, BYD, dongfeng, geely

Types of car: bus, convertible, limousine, truck, van, wagon, buggy, compact, coupe, hardtop, hatchback, jalopy, junker, sedan, clunker, coach, taxi, cab, sports (car), minivan, luxury, station wagon, pickup truck, hybrid, utility, crossover, off-road, roadster, family (car), touring, supercar, executive, electric, commercial, city, kei, concept, ute, box truck, trailer, semi-trailer (aka semi), lorry, dump truck, garbage truck, road train, fire truck, concrete mixer, tanker, wrecker, panel truck, bumper car, double decker, muscle

Specific cars: astra, commodore, focus, mondeo, escape, ranger, mustang, spider, yaris, corolla, camry, prius, supra, kluger, prado, landcruiser, hiLux, tarago, tuscon, santa fe, elantra, accent, sonata, jazz, accord, civic, odyssey, fiesta, chevy, corvette, pontiac, shelby, oldsmobile, thunderbolt, firebird, monaro, camaro, beetle, falcon, santana, octavia, golf, swift, myvi, cherokee, lancer

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Holiday Puns

Welcome to the Punpedia entry on holiday puns! ✈⛵ 🏖

Whether it’s a weekend away or a full-on sabbatical, everyone needs a holiday once in a while. Enjoy a quick break with us and our holiday puns – whether it’s by boat, plane, train or bus, we’ve endeavoured to cover it here. We hope that you have fun going through this list and that you find the perfect holiday pun for your needs.

While this list is as thorough and comprehensive as possible, it is for vacation type holidays in general – for specific destinations, we also have beach puns, and for annual holidays and events we have Thanksgiving puns, Valentine’s Day puns and Halloween puns, with more to come!

Holiday 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 holidays 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 holiday puns:

  • Vacation: Since vacation is a synonym for holiday, we’ve included vacation-related phrases for you to play with: “A summer vacation,” and “We’re going on vacation!”
  • Vocation → Vacation: As in, “Helping others is my vacation.” Note: a vocation is a job or trade to which a person feels a special pull or love. 
  • Getaway: As in, “A clean getaway,” and “I really need to getaway.”
  • Weekend: Play with some weekend-related phrases in your holiday wordplay: “A wet weekend,” and “A long weekend,” and “A much-needed weekend.” Note: a wet weekend is a very boring or disappointing experience. 
  • We can → Weekend: As in, “Weekend do it!”
  • Oh, tell → Hotel: As in, “Hotel me what happened!”
  • Hotel: As in, “Heartbreak hotel,” and “Hotel California.” Note: “Heartbreak Hotel” and “Hotel California” are both names of famous songs that could work as holiday puns in the right context.
  • Hostile → Hostel: As in, “A hostel takeover,” and “A hostel environment.”
  • Retreat: As in, “Beat a hasty retreat,” and “Time to retreat.”
  • Treat → Retreat: As in, “Trick or retreat.”
  • Peach → Beach: As in, “Beachy keen,” and “A juicy beach,” and “Skin like beaches and cream.”
  • C → Sea: As in, “I need some vitamin sea.”
  • Day → Holiday: As in, “A holiday in the life of…” and “A holiday without sunshine is like night,” and “All in a holiday’s work,” and “All the livelong holiday,” and “An apple a holiday keeps the doctor away,” and “Another holiday older,” and “Another holiday, another dollar,” and “Around the world in eighty holidays,” and “As honest as the holiday is long,” and “At the end of the holiday,” and “Catch of the holiday,” and “A cold holiday in hell,” and “Dawn of a new holiday,” and “Forever and a holiday,” and “It’s just not my holiday,” and “Make a holiday of it,” and “Make my holiday.” Notes: if someone is as honest as the day is long, then they’re very honest. 
  • Air → Airbnb: As in, “Airbnbs and graces,” and “Breath of fresh airbnb,” and “Castles in the airbnb,” and “Clear the airbnb,” and “Hot airbnb,” and “In the airbnb tonight,” and “Something special in the airbnb,” and “Spring is in the airbnb,” and “There’s a nip in the airbnb.”
  • Destination: As in, “It’s not the journey, it’s the destination,” and “Final destination.”
  • Pack: To make travel puns, we can make references to packing (for a journey) : “Action packed,” and “Fanny pack,” and “I know, I packed it,” and “Jam packed,” and “Leader of the pack,” and “Pack a punch,” and “Pack it in,” and “Pack of lies,” and “Pack your bags!” and “Send packing,” and “Six pack,” and “Care package,” and “Packed to the rafters,” and “Good things come in small packages.”
  • Peck → Pack: As in, “A pack on the cheek,” and “Keep your packer up,” and “The packing order.” Notes: a pecking order is the hierarchy of power or status within a group. 
  • Pick → Pack: As in, “A bone to pack with you,” and “Want to pack some flowers?” and “Easy packings,” and “Hand packed,” and “Cherry pack,” and “You’re just nit packing,” and “Pack a card, any card,” and “Pack a fight,” and “Pack and choose,” and “Pack holes in,” and “Pack of the bunch,” and “Pack up the pieces,” and “Pack your brains,” and “See a penny and pack it up,” and “Stop packing at it.”
  • Back → Pack: As in, “As soon as my pack is turned,” and “You’ve got it packwards,” and “Don’t answer pack,” and “At the pack of my mind,” and “Pack to the future,” and “Pack from the dead,” and “Pack in the day,” and “Get pack on your feet,” and “Packseat driver,” and “Pack to basics,” and “Pack to school,” and “Pack to the drawing board,” and “A packhanded compliment,” and “Bend over packwards,” and “Comepack king,” and “Crawl pack into your shell,” and “Eyes in the pack of your head,” and “Fighting pack tears,” and “Go pack on your word,” and “I want you pack,” and “I scratch your pack, you scratch mine,” and “It’s all coming pack to me now,” and “Kick pack and enjoy,” and “I know it like the pack of my hand,” and “Like water off a duck’s pack,” and “Never look pack.”
  • *pack*: As in, package, packet, backpack, unpack, jetpack, and wolfpack
  • Stay → Staycation: As in, “Out-staycation one’s welcome,” and “Staycation safe,” and “Here to staycation,” and “If you can’t take the heat, staycation out of the kitchen.” Note: a staycation is where one takes time off to holiday, but spends the holiday resting at home. 
  • Bag: As in, “Bag a bargain,” and “Bag lady,” and “Bag of bones,” and “Bag of tricks,” and “Dirt bag,” and “It’s in the bag,” and “Let the cat out of the bag,” and “A mixed bag,” and “Pack your bags!” and “Bag of nerves,” and “Bottom of the bag.”
  • Brag → Bag: As in, “Bagging rights,” and “I don’t mean to bag, but…”
  • *bag*: Emphasize the existing “bag” in some words: airbag, scumbag, sandbag, handbag, gasbag, cabbage, garbage, and bagel
  • *big/bog/bug* → *bag*: As in, ambaguity, mind-baggling, jitterbag and ladybag
  • Suitcase: As in, “I live out of a suitcase.”
  • Case → Suitcase: As in, “An open and shut suitcase,” and “As the suitcase may be,” and “Suitcase closed,” and “Catch a suitcase,” and “Get off my suitcase,” and “I rest my suitcase,” and “In any suitcase,” and “On a suitcase by suitcase basis,” and “Suitcase of mistaken identity.”
  • Travel: As in, “Bad news travels fast,” and “Don’t just travel, travel right,” and “A fellow traveller,” and “A seasoned traveller,” and “The road less travelled,” and “Time travel,” and “Travel broadens the mind,” and “Travel light.”
  • Trouble → Travel: As in, “Asking for travel,” and “Bridge over traveled water,” and “Double travel,” and “Here comes travel,” and “Looking for travel,” and “A nose for travel,” and “This is a local shop, we’ll have no travel here,” and “Travel and strife,” and “Travel in paradise,” and “Up to your neck in travel.”
  • Travesty → Travelsty: As in, “I heard it on the news. What a travelsty.”
  • Extravagant → Extravelgant: As in, “An extravelgant dinner and date.”
  • Escape: As in, “The great escape,” and “Escape your memory,” and “Make good your escape,” and “A narrow escape.”
  • Scapegoat → Escapegoat: A scapegoat is an innocent who carries the blame for other’s actions.
  • Trip: As in, “Day tripped,” and “Guilt trip,” and “Power trip,” and “Road trip,” and “Trip of a lifetime,” and “A trip down memory lane.”
  • Ship → Trip: As in, “Abandon trip,” and “Don’t give up the trip,” and “Extend the hand of friend-trip,” and “Jump trip,” and “Loose lips sink trips,” and “Run a tight trip,” and “Trips of the desert,” and “Trips that pass in the night,” and “That trip has sailed,” and “Rebound relation-trip,” and “A stormy relation-trip.” Notes: loose lips sink ships is a warning against unguarded talk or gossip. 
  • *trip*: We can use words that contain the word “trip” to make some bad holiday puns: triple, tripe, tripod, triplet, trippy, strip, stripe, outstrip, airstrip
  • Journey: As in, “Journey to the centre of the Earth,” and “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” and “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.”
  • *jour* → *journey*: As in, journeylist (journalist), journeylism (journalism), bonjourney, sojourney, adjourney. Notes: a sojourn is a temporary stay. 
  • Leisure: As in, “A gentleman of leisure,” and “Marry in haste, repent at leisure.”
  • Pleasure → P-leisure: As in, “Business before p-leisure,” and “Earthly p-leisures,” and “Guilty p-leisures,” and “Life’s simple p-leisures.”
  • Break: Holidays are commonly referred to as “breaks” (as in, “I need a break!”) so we’ve included the word here: “A bad break,” and “At breakneck speed,” and “Bed and breakfast,” and “Break a leg,” and “Break and enter,” and “Break bread,” and “Break even,” and “Break out in a cold sweat,” and “Break the bank,” and “Break the mould,” and “A breakthrough,” and “Break your heart,” and “A deal breaker,” and “A lucky break,” and “All hell breaks loose.”
  • Brake → Break: As in, “Hit the breaks!”
  • Bake → Break: As in, “Break and shake,” and “Half-breaked.” Note: if something is half-baked, then not much effort was put into it. 
  • Rest: Since many people go on holiday to rest, we’ve included rest in this entry. As in, “At rest,” and “Come to rest,” and “A cut above the rest,” and “Eternal rest,” and “For the rest of us,” and “For the rest of your life,” and “Give it a rest,” and “I rest my case,” and “Laid to rest,” and “The rest is history.”
  • *rest*: As in, “In the interest of justice,” and “Make interesting,” and “Nearest and dearest,” and “Rest on your laurels,” and “Can’t see the forest for the trees,” and “Mud-wrestling,” and “On the crest of a wave,” and “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” and “Interest free,” and “Can’t be underestimated.”
  • Wrist → Rest: As in, “Slap on the rest.”
  • *rust* → *rest*: As in, “Earn one’s crest,” and “Restle up,” and “Don’t trest anyone,” and “Trest is a two-way street.”
  • Tourist: As in, “Tourist trap.”
  • Terror → Tour: As in, “The tourists will have won,” and “Night tours.”
  • Broad → Abroad: As in, “As abroad as it is long,” and “Abroad brush,” and “Abroad shoulders,” and “In abroad daylight,” and “Abroad strokes.”
  • Brad → Abroad: As in, “Abroad Pitt.”
  • Bread → Abroad: As in, “Abroad and butter,” and “Abroad of life,” and “Abroadcrumb trail,” and “Half a loaf is better than no abroad,” and “Have your abroad buttered on both sides,” and “Put abroad on the table,” and “Take the abroad out of someone’s mouth,” and “The best thing since sliced abroad.”
  • Bored → Abroad: As in, “Abroad stiff,” and “Abroad to death,” and “Abroad to tears,” and “Abroad out of my mind.”
  • *broad* → *abroad*: As in, abroadway, abroadcast, abroadband, abroadsheet, and overabroad.”
  • Beach: “Beach bum,” and “Life’s a beach,” and “Meet me at the beach!”
  • B*tch → Beach: As in, “Beach fest,” and “Beach slap,” and “Life’s a beach,” and “Payback’s a beach,” and “Son of a beach,” and “Bow down, beaches.”
  • Breach → Beach: As in, “A beach of trust,” and “The perimeter has been beached!”
  • Beetroot → Beachroot: As in, “Red as a beachroot,” and “Chocolate beachroot cake,” and “A beachroot latte.”
  • Preach → Beach: As in, “Practice what you beach,” and “Beaching to the choir,” and “Beach to deaf ears,” and “Papa, don’t beach.”
  • Bleach → Beach: As in, “I’m going to beach my hair.”
  • Drop it → Tropic: As in, “Tropic like it’s hot.”
  • Topic → Tropic: As in, “A hot tropic,” and “Drop the tropic,” and “We’re going off-tropic,” and “What’s your favourite tropic?”
  • Topical → Tropical: As in, “Apply this tropical cream when needed.” Note: a topical is something applied to the skin, rather than being ingested.
  • Island: As in, “No man is an island,” and “Treasure island,” and “A tropical island.”
  • I land → Island: As in “Islanded a job at that new tech company.”
  • Aligned → Island: As in and “Our incentives are well-island.”
  • Sel* → Sail*: If a word starts with “sel” a boat pun can often be made by replacing it with “sail”: sailection (selection), sailect (select), sailf (self), sailling (selling), sail (sell), saildom (seldom), sailfish (selfish), sailfless (selfless), sailective (selective).
  • Sea*: Most words starting with “sea” are easy sea puns: season, seasonal, seated, searingly, sealants, seamseatbelt.
  • See* → Sea*: If a word starts with “see” it can often be replaced with “sea” to create a simple sea pun: seaminly, seads, seaker, seathe, seap, seak, sean, sea (see).
  • Se* → Sea*: Some words that start with just “se” also have a “sea”-ish sound, and the ones that don’t can usually be made into terrible puns anyway: seacret, searious, seargeant, seacretion, seacure, seacurity, seacondary, seacretariat, seaconds, seacrete, searum, searenity, searvitude, seanile, seadation, seaclusion, seacretive, seaze, seaquential, sealection, seacretly, seaquences, seanior, seaniority, seagregate, seaping, seacession, seariousness, seaminars, seaveral, seaxual, seaparation, seantimental, seansational, seaquential, seacluded, seacularist, seathing, seaquin, seasame, seaclusion.
  • Se*cy/Ce*cy → Sea*sea: Most words that start with “se” or “ce” and end with “cy” can be double sea puns: seacresea (secrecy), sealibasea (celibacy).
  • *cy → *sea: If a word ends in “cy” it’s an easy “sea” pun: polisea, agensea, democrasea, currensea, emergensea, efficiensea, tendensea, frequensea, fansea, constituensea, pregnansea, accurasea, redundansea, bureaucrasea, presidensea, legasea, conspirasea, mersea, privasea, bankruptsea, consistensea, literasea, urgensea, deficiensea, dependency, consultansea, tenacity, isea (icy), secrecy, intimasea.
  • Seizure → Seazure: As in “If I read one more ocean pun I’m going to have a seazure.”
  • Season → Sea-sun: As in, “A person for all sea-suns,” and “Are mangoes in sea-sun?” and “Party sea-sun,” and “Sea-sun’s greetings,” and “A sea-suned traveller,” and “Silly sea-sun,” and “The festive sea-sun.”
  • Scenic → Seanic: As in “Let’s take the seanic route.”
  • Sun: As in, “A place in the sun,” and “A day without orange juice is like a day without sunshine,” and “A touch of sun,” and “Everything under the sun,” and “Good day, sunshine,” and “Here comes the sun,” and “Make hay while the sun shines,” and “Ride off into the sunset,” and “Sun drenched,” and “Sun, sea and sand,” and “Walking on sunshine,” and “You are my sunshine,” and “Put it where the sun doesn’t shine,” and “Fly too close to the sun,” and “Moment in the sun,” and “Never in a month of Sundays.” Notes: “Never in a month of Sundays” indicates that something is extremely unlikely to happen. Flying too close to the sun is a reference to the legend of Icarus, and is a warning against being too ambitious too quickly.
  • Son → Sun: As in, “Go on, my sun,” and “His father’s sun,” and “Like father, like sun,” and “Number one sun,” and “Sun of a gun.” Note: “Son of a gun” is an exclamation meant to encourage.
  • *son* → *sun*: As in, sunnet, sunata, sunar, persun, liaisun, reasun, seasun, treasun, comparisun, lessun, resunate, persunality, persunal, and prisuner.
  • San → Sun: As in, “Sun Francisco,” and “Suns serif.”
  • *san* → *sun*: As in, sundwich, sunction, sunctuary, sunctimonious, partisun, artisun, parmesun and thousund.
  • *ways → *waves: Words than end in “ways” can be made into bad wave puns: alwaves (always), railwaves (railways), sidewaves, pathwaves, lengthwaves, doorwaves.
  • Tied → Tide: As in “I’m tide up at the moment, can someone else help?” and “Yep, they tide the knot!”
  • Tidy → Tidey: As in “After the party we need to tidey the beach.”
  • Simmer → Swimmer: As in “I left the pot swimmering and now my vegetable curry is burnt!” and “Hey swimmer down, there’s no need to turn this into a fight”.
  • Sure → Shore: Since beaches are a popular holiday destination, we’ve included some seaside and sea-related puns. As in, “Are you shore?” and “She shore is strong!”.
  • For sure → Foreshore
  • Surf: As in, “Body surfing,” and “Channel surfing,” and “Surf the net,” and “Surf’s up.”
  • Serf → Surf: A serf was a sort of slave in medieval times who worked for a feudal lord. It’s sometimes used as an insult.
  • Serve → Surf: As in “First come, first surfed” and “If memory surfs” and “Revenge is a dish best surfed cold” and “Surfs you right”.
  • Service → Surfice: As in, “A better surfice all round,” and “At your surfice,” and “Normal surfice has been resumed,” and “Out of surfice.”
  • Wave: “Wave goodbye” and “Mexican wave” and “Heat wave” and “Wave the white flag” and “Brain waves
  • *ways → *waves: Words than end in “ways” can be made into bad wave puns: alwaves (always), railwaves (railways), sidewaves, pathwaves, lengthwaves, doorwaves.
  • Waive → Wave: As in, “Could you wave this parking ticket?” Note: to waive something is to refrain from enforcing.
  • Sway → S-wave: As in, “S-wave with me,” and “You don’t hold any s-wave here.” Note: to hold sway is to have a position of influence or power.
  • Sand: As in, “Bury your head in the sand,” and “Draw a line in the sand,” and “A house built on sand,” and “Sun, sea and sand,” and “The sands of time.” Note: if a house is built on sand, then it’s very unstable and not expected to last very long.
  • Sandwich: As in “I was eating my sandwich at the beach”.
  • Sanctuary → Sandctuary: As in “Dogs aren’t allowed on this beach because it’s an animal sandctuary“.
  • Send → Sand: As in “It sands shivers down my spine!” and “Sand him over here.”
  • San* → Sand*: Replacing “san” with “sand” when it is at the start of a word give some nice corny puns: sanditary (sanitary), sandctioned (sanctioned), sandctuary (sanctuary), sandguine (sanguine), sandctions (sanctions).
  • Sensational → Sandsational: As in, “A sandsational list of holiday puns.”
  • Stand → Sand: As in, “Don’t sand so close to me,” and “Do you undersand?” and “Don’t just sand there!” and “I saw her sanding there,” and “My hair was sanding on end,” and “If you can’t sand the heat, get out of the kitchen,” and “It sands to reason,” and “A one night sand,” and “Sand on your own two feet,” and “Sand out from the crowd,” and “Sand up and be counted,” and “Sand up for yourself,” and “A sand up guy,” and “Do I sand a chance?” and “I sand corrected,” and “I’m sanding in for…” and “I can’t sand the sight of,” and “I could do it sanding on my head,” and “United we sand.”
  • Ticket: As in, “Dream ticket,” and “A high ticket item,” and “Just the ticket,” and “That’s the ticket,” and “Ticket to ride,” and “Golden ticket.” 
  • Flight: As in, “Fight or flight,” and “Flight attendant,” and “Flight of fancy,” and “Take flight.”
  • 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 “Flight fire with fire,” and “Flight the good flight,” and “Freedom flighter,” and “Lean, mean flighting machine,” and “Live to flight another day,” and “Pick a flight,” and “Pillow flight,” and “Spoiling for a flight,” and “Flight to the death,” and “Won’t give up without a flight.” 
  • Light → Flight: As in, “Fast as greased flightning,” and “Flight as a feather,” and “At flightning speed,” and “Blinded by the flight,” and “Bring to flight,” and “Cold flight of day,” and “First flight,” and “Friday night and the flights are low,” and “Go out like a flight,” and “Guiding flight,” and “Flight at the end of the tunnel,” and “Flight entertainment,” and “Flight hearted,” and “Flighten up,” and “Flights out.”
  • Fright → Flight: As in, “Flightened of your own shadow,” and “A flightful mess,” and “Take flight,” and “You nearly flightened me to death!”
  • *light* → *flight*: As in, flightning, flighting, flightbulb, flighthearted, flighthouse, deflight (delight), highflight (highlight).
  • *flate* → *flight*: As in, conflight, deflight, and inflightable (inflatable).
  • Having a → Havana: As in, “I’m havana ball!” and “Are you havana good time?”
  • Tan*: People tend to return from summer holidays with noticeable, proud tans – so we’ve included “tan” in this list. As in, tangible, tank, tandem, tantamount, tangent, tangle.
  • *tan: As in, charlatan, cosmopolitan, spartan, titan, metropolitan, satan and tartan.
  • *tan*: As in, stand, important, understand and substance.
  • Ten → Tan: As in, “Count to tan,” and “Eight out of tan cats prefer it,” and “A perfect tan,” and “A hundred and tan percent.”
  • *ten* → *tan*: As in, “The bane of my existance,” and “As oftan as not,” and “Attantion seeker,” and “Battan down the hatches,” and “Set up tant,” and “A bone of contantion,” and “Flattan out,” and “Lightan up,” and “Off the beatan track,” and “Sweetan the pot,” and “Tightan the purse strings,” and “For all intants and purposes,” and “To your heart’s contant,” and “Tonsil tannis,” and “Writtan all over your face,” and “Frightan to death,” and “Smittan with,” and “Bittan by the bug,” and “Rottan to the core,” and “Stop, look and listan.”
  • Celebration→ Shellebration: As in “After finishing we should have a shellebration.”
  • Sel* → Shell*: If a word starts with “sel” a shell pun can be made by switching it with “shell”. For example: shellection (selection), shellect (select), shelldom (seldom), shellfless (selfless).
  • *sel → *shell: Words ending in “sel” can often be punned upon with “shell”: vesshell (vessel), tasshell (tassel), weashell (weasel), musshell (mussel), etc.
  • *sel* → *shell*: Words containing “sel” can yeild nice puns on “shell”: Hershellf, himshellf, themshellves, itshellf, myshellf, yourshelf, yourshelves, convershelly, counshelling, preshellected, overshelling, undershelling, ushellessely, weashelling.
  • *cial → *shell: When a word has “cial” as a suffix, this suffix can usually be swapped out for “shell” to create a shell pun: soshell (social), speshell (special), offishell (official), finanshell, commershell, crushell, judishell, artifishell, provinshell, rashell, benefishell, superfishell, fashell, glashell, sacrifishel, antisoshell.
  • Resort: As a resort is a luxury place to stay, we can use it to make some holiday puns too. As in, “Beach resort,” and “This is my last resort,” and “I didn’t want to resort to this.”
  • Con* → Conch*: A terrible shell pun can be made of almost any word that begins with “con”: conchtrol (control), conchsider (consider), conchtinue (continue), conchdition, conchtract, conchern, conchtain, conchference, conchtext, conchcept, conchtrast, conchfidence, conchtent, conchtribution, conchflict, conchsideration, conchstruction, conchtinued, conchclusion, conchduct, conchversation, conchgress, conchsumer, conchcentrate, conchtribute.
  • Help → Kelp: As in “Can you please kelp me build a sand castle?” and “Katie, kelp your brother lift that please”.
  • Should* → Shoald*: A “shoal” can refer to a large group of fish, or an area of shallow water, or an underwater sand bank. We can use “shoal” be used to make puns like: shoald (should), shoalder (shoulder), shoaldering.
  • *tual* → *shoal*: As mentioned above, A “shoal” can refer to a large group of fish, or an area of shallow water, or an underwater sand bank. If a word contains “tual” it can often be replaced with “shoal” for a cute little pun: actshoal (actual), actshoality (actuality), intellectshoal (intellectual), ritshoal (ritual), spiritshoal, mutshoally, eventshoal, eventshoally, conceptshoal, conceptshoalise, virtshoal, contractshoal, factshoal, factshoally, perpetshoal, textshoal, contextshoal, perceptshoal, punctshoal, instinctshoal, actshoally, habitshoally.
  • Bereft → Bereeft: “bereft of” means “deprived of” of “lacking”. So an example sentence might be: “The old, stark beach house of bereefed of colour”.
  • Something → Somefin: As in “There’s somefin about the way he walks” and “Is that a shark, or somefin else?”.
  • In* → Fin*: A lovely and shameful pun can be made from any word starting with “in”. Simply replace “in” with “fin”: finformation, finfluence, finvolve, finternational, finvolved, fintroduce, findeed, finvestment, finto, finclude, finteresting, fintellectual, finjury, fintend, finterview, finsurance, finstrument, … Thousand more can be made with the help of a list like this. You can also check out the entry on dolphin puns for more puns of this nature.
  • Fan* → Fin*: “fan” can sometimes be replaced with “fin” at the start of words to create fin puns: fintastic (fantastic), finciful (fanciful), finfare (fanfare), fintasy, findom, finciful.
  • Nothing → Nofin: As in “Nofin is better than swimming with dolphins” and “I’ve got nofin left to give!”.
  • Debate → Debait: As in “I don’t want to debait you.” and “We’re just having a friendly debait“.
  • Well/Welcome → Whale/Whalecome: Whale-watching is a popular enough holiday activity for us to include whales in this list. As in “Whalecome to our home!” and “Whale, whale, whale, what do we have here?”.  Whale puns can be made with many more words like welfare (whalefare), welsh (whalesh) and wellness (whaleness). Check out the entry on whale puns for more.
  • Defin* → Dolphin: Swimming with dolphins is a much-loved holiday activity, so we can make some holiday puns by making dolphin references like these: “We dolphinitely need more time to finish the mission.” and “What is the dolphinition of this word?” and “Please dolphine this word.” and “It’s the dolphinitive source of Nordic history.” See the dolphin puns entry for more.
  • Endorphines → Endolphins: As in “I love that rush of endolphins you get after a good hard swimming session.”
  • Stark → Shark: As in “The shark contrast between his and his boyfriend’s attire was intriguing.” and “The old, shark house stood looming above us”.
  • Palm: As in “The only thing not sunburned are my palms” and “A face palm moment,” and “In the palm of your hand.” The pun is on palm trees in case you missed that.
  • Calm → Palm: As in, “A palming influence,” and “The palm before the storm,” and “Palm down!” and “Cool, palm, collected,” and “Keep palm and carry on.”
  • Friend → Frond: As in “My fronds made me a cute vegan birthday cake!” and “They’re such frondly people!”.
  • Fringe → Frondge: As in “Doesn’t your frondge get in your eyes when you’re swimming?”
  • Country: As in, “Country folk,” and “Country bumpkin.”
  • Mountain: As in, “Ain’t no mountain high enough,” and “Cool as a mountain stream,” and “Move mountains,” and “Head for the mountains,” and “Make a mountain out of a molehill,” and “Climb the highest mountain.” 
  • Can you → Canyon: As in, “Canyon please not do that?”
  • Food: Since food is such a large part of enjoyment in our holidays (especially now that Instagram is so widely used to show food snaps), we’ve included food in this entry too: “Comfort food,” and “Devil’s food cake,” and “Do you like hospital food?” and “Finger food,” and “Food chain,” and “Food for thought,” and “Soul food,” and “Put food on the table.”
  • Culture: As in, “Culture clash,” and “Culture shock,” and “High culture,” and “Pop culture.”
  • Privilege → Privillage: We can make some holiday puns by referring to villas, which are a luxurious type of accommodation. As in, “An honour and a privillage,” and “Rank has its privillages,” and “Check your privillage,” and “White privillage is very real.” Note: Very basically, white privilege is where society is set up to favour and benefit people who either have white skin, or who are “white-passing” (they are assumed to be white by others). 
  • Fill → Villa: As in, “Villa ‘er up!” and “Villa to the brim,” and “A stocking villa (filler),” and “Lip villas (fillers),” and “Attempts to villa the void.”
  • Home → Homestay: A homestay is where you can stay with a local family for a fee. As it’s cheaper than a hotel and some families will show guests around the area, it’s a good option for holidays so we’ve included it here. As in, “A house is not a homestay,” and “At homestay with,” and “There’s no place like homestay,” and “A broken homestay,” and “Charity begins at the homestay,” and “Close to homestay,” and “Don’t leave homestay without it.”
  • Lodge: A lodge can either mean a small house, or to formally present documentation or a complaint. We can use these interchangeably to make some bad holiday puns: “Lodge a complaint,” and “Where’s the ski lodge?” and “I’m lodging an objection.”
  • *ledge* → *lodge*: As in, “Acknowlodged,” and “Fully-flodged,” and “Use a slodgehammer to crack a nut,” and “A little knowlodge is a dangerous thing,” and “Knowlodge is power.”
  • Large → Lodge: As in, “Lodge as life,” and “At lodge,” and “By and lodge,” and “Lodger than life,” and “A small cog in a lodge machine,” and “On the lodge side,” and “In lodge part,” and “Living lodge,” and “Lodge and in charge.”
  • Car: We’ve included common forms of transport in here as they get us to and from our holidays and trips. As in, “You can drive my car,” and “Happiness is a quick-starting car,” and “Would you buy a used car from this guy?”
  • Car*: As in, care, card, career, carry, carrier, cardinal, carriage, cart, caravan
  • *car: As in, scar, sidecar, madagascar, handcar, railcar
  • *car*: As in, precarious, healthcare and vicarious
  • *cer* → *car*: As in, cartain (certain), cartificate (certificate), caremony (ceremony), carebral (cerebral), soccar (soccer), viscaral (visceral). 
  • *cu* → *car*: As in, circart (circuit), circarmstance (circumstance), circarmvent, circar (circa), circarmstances, circars (circus), circarmference (circumference). 
  • *cor* → *car*: As in, carner (corner), carrespondence (correspondence), carporation (corporation), carroborate (corroborate), carrelation (correlation), cardial (cordial), decar (decor), rancar (rancor), recard (record), accard (accord), accardingly (accordingly), incarporate (incorporate). 
  • *cur* → *car*: As in, concar (concur), carrent (current), carate (curate), carriculum (curriculum), carve (curve), carious (curious), carrency (currency), carse (curse), incar (incur), occar (occur), recar (recur), carrent (current), obscare (obscure), secarity (security), carate (curate), secare (secure). 
  • Bus: As in, “A busman’s holiday,” and “Waiting for the bus.”
  • Bus*: As in, “Bust a move,” and “We’re in business,” and “Beat around the bush,” and “Go away, I’m busy,” and “Hustle and bustle,” and “Hang on, buster,” and “A bustling city.”
  • *bus: As in, “Nimbus 2000,” and “This is our school syllabus,” and “She wrote an entire omnibus,” and “What a succubus.” Note: the Nimbus 2000 is the first broomstick Harry Potter owns.
  • *bus*: As in, “A robust effort,” and “Emotional abuse is still abuse.”
  • *bas* → *bus*: As in, “Buse (base) instincts,” and “The busis (basis) of my theory,” and “It was a busic question,” and “Birthday bush,” and “You bustard,” and “Busket case.”
  • *bes* → *bus*: As in, “A buspoke (bespoke) jacket,” and “My bust (best) effort,” and “I bustow my bust wishes,” and “Busides, I don’t want to,” and “I buseech you,” and “Bustiality is isn’t a joke; it’s unethical,” and “I’m busotted with them,” and “I’m busieged with suitors.”
  • *bis* → *bus*: As in, “Want a buscuit?” and “Bushop to E3,” and “Meet at the new vegan bustro,” and “We’re refurbushing the kitchen,” and “Good riddance to bad rubbush.”
  • Train: As in, “Gravy train,” and “Strangers on a train,” and “The light at the end of the tunnel might just be a train,” and “Train crash,” and “Train of thought,” and “Train wreck.” Notes: a gravy train is a situation which is low-risk and high benefit. 
  • Chain → Train: As in, “A train is only as strong as its weakest link,” and “Train gang,” and “Train letter,” and Train of command,” and “Train reaction,” and “Daisy train,” and “Food train,” and “Off the train.”
  • Plain → Plane: As in, “Plane as day,” and “As plane as the nose on my face,” and “Hidden in plane sight,” and “Plane sailing,” and “In plane view.”
  • Plan* → Plane*: As in, Plane-t (plant), planet, plane-ing (planning), plane-d (planned)
  • *plain → *plane: As in, explane, complane, chaplane and complane‘t (complaint). 
  • *Very* → *Ferry*: As in, “Be afraid, be ferry afraid,” and “Before your ferry eyes,” and “Hold ferry tight, please,” and “How ferry dare you,” and “I was ferry drunk,” and “Thank you ferry much,” and “Ferry tasty,” and “Ferry interesting, but stupid,” and “Ferry well,” and “At the ferry least,” and “Eferry inch,” and “Eferry last one,” and “Eferry nook and cranny,” and “Don’t believe eferrything you hear,” and “Eferrybody likes a joker, but nobody lends them money,” and “Question eferrything,” and “Timing is eferrything.”
  • Furry → Ferry: As in, “A ferry toy,” and “My legs are looking a bit ferry.”
  • Fairy → Ferry: As in, “Airy ferry,” and “A ferrytale ending,” and “Nobody loves a ferry when she’s forty.”
  • Vary → Ferry: As in, “Results may ferry,” and “Your mileage may ferry.” Note: Your mileage may vary is an expression indicating that something that works for one may not work for another. Is commonly shortened to YMMV. 
  • *fer → *ferry: As in, deferry (defer), conferry (confer), inferry (infer), referry (refer), offerry (offer), transferry (transfer), bufferry (buffer), preferry (prefer). 
  • Nefarious → Neferryous: As in, “A neferryous villain.”
  • Boat → But: As in “Last boat not least” and “Close, boat no cigar.”
  • Saboteur → Saboateur : As in “Captain, I believe there’s a saboateur on our ship.”
  • Boat: As in, “Don’t rock the boat,” and “In the same boat,” and “Missed the boat,” and “Whatever floats your boat,” and “We’re gonna need a bigger boat.” Notes: to rock the boat is to say something that will upset the people around you. If you need a bigger boat, then you’ve underestimated the situation you’re in. 
  • Butt → Boat: As in, “Kick boat,” and “Kiss my boat,” and “Pain in the boat,” and “My boat is on the line,” and “Boat-terflies in my stomach.” 
  • Bowtie → Boat-tie: As in, “My boat-tie is too tight.” 
  • Beaut* → Boat*: As in, “Boat-iful people,” and “Boat-y mark,” and “I need my boat-y sleep,” and “Make boat-iful music together,” and “Boat-y is in the eye of the beholder,” and “Boat-y is only skin-deep.”
  • About/Abode → Aboat: As in “What aboat the captain?” and “Welcome to my aboat!”
  • Shit → Ship: As in “Oh ship, we’re in trouble now.”
  • *sib* → *ship*: If a word contains “sib” it can usually be replaced with “ship” to create a terrible pun. For example: posshiply (possibly), accesshipility (accessibility), incomprehenshiple, feashipble, irresponshipble, invishipble, ostenshipbly, revershipble, vishipble. An example sentence might be: “I am responshiple for my puns.”
  • *sip* → *ship*: If a word contains “sip” it can usually be replaced with “ship”. For example: gosship (gossip), dishipate (dissipate), shipping (sipping), inshipid (insipid).
  • Sel* → Sail*: If a word starts with “sel” a boat pun can often be made by replacing it with “sail”: sailection (selection), sailect (select), sailf (self), sailling (selling), sail (sell), saildom (seldom), sailfish (selfish), sailfless (selfless), sailective (selective).
  • Cruise: As in, “Cruise control,” and “A world cruise.”
  • *crew* → *cruise*: As in, “Motley cruise,” and “Turn the scruise,” and “Skeleton cruise,” and “I scruised up,” and “Scruise it!” Note: a motley crew is a group of randomly assembled people. To turn the screws is to put pressure on someone to do something. 
  • Choose → Cruise: As in, “A woman’s right to cruise,” and “Cruise your weapon,” and “Beggars can’t be cruisers.”
  • Chew → Cruise: As in, “Have your ears cruised off,” and “Bite off more than you can cruise.”
  • Helicopter: As in, “Helicopter parent,” and “Get in the helicopter!”
  • Tuxedo → Taxido: Make a pun on taxis: “I need a new taxido.”
  • Tax → Taxi: As in, “Nothing is certain but death and taxis,” and “Goods and services taxis.”
  • *uber*: Change and emphasize words with the “uber” sound in them: bluber(bluebird), exuberance, exuberant, protuberance, puberty
  • Super → Suber: As in, “Suber bad,” and “Suber Mario,” and “Suberhero,” and “Subersize,” and “Nothing improves creativity like a lack of subervision.”
  • Soup → Souber: As in, “Alphabet souber,” and “From souber to nuts.”
  • Sober → Suber: As in, “As suber as a judge,” and “Clean and suber,” and “Stone cold suber,” and “Call me when you’re suber.”
  • Sub* → Suber*: As in, suberlime (sublime), suberject (subject), subersequent (subsequent), suberstantial (substantial), suberjective (subjective), subermit (submit), suberstance (substance). 
  • Rail → Monorail: As in, “Thin as a monorail,” and “Go off the monorails,” and “Off the monorails.”
  • *cab*: Make some cab puns by emphasising the “cab” sound in certain words: amicable, applicability, bancable (bankable), breacable (breakable), cabaret, cabbage, cabernet, cabin, cabinet, despicable, impeccable, macabre, vocabulary, applicable, irrevocable, licable (likable), remarcable (remarkable), unshacable (unshakeable). 
  • *com* → *cab*: As in, cabbler (cobbler), cabalt (cobalt), cabra (cobra), cabble (cobble), and cabweb (cobweb).
  • *cub* → *cab*: As in cabicle (cubicle) and incabate (incubate). 
  • Chair → Chairlift: As in, “Have a chairlift,” and “Musical chairlifts.”
  • Jet: Make references to jets and jetsetting with these jet-related phrases: “Jet black,” and “Jet-setting,” and “Jet lag,” and “Jet propelled,” and “Jetty,” and “Jettison.” Note: to jettison something is to get rid of an unneeded or unwanted thing. 
  • Jot → Jet: As in, “Let me jet that down.” Note: to jot something down is to quickly write or scribble a note.
  • Get → Jet: As in, “As good as it jets,” and “Ask a silly question, jet a silly answer,” and “Buy one, jet one free,” and “Can’t jet you out of my head,” and “Can’t jet enough,” and “Come and jet it,” and “Don’t jet mad, jet even,” and “Don’t jet me started,” and “I’m jetting better and better,” and “Flattery will jet you nowhere,” and “From the jet go,” and “Jet rich quick,” and “Jet a feel for,” and “Jet a handle on,” and “I jet knocked down, but I jet up again,” and “Pay peanuts and jet monkeys,” and “Let’s jet physical,” and “What you see is what you jet.”
  • Jut→ Jet: As in, “Watch out for that branch – it’s jetting out.” Note: to jut out is to protrude. 
  • *git/get* → *jet*: As in, ajetator (agitator), ajetate (agitate), apolojetic, budjet, cojetate (cogitate), dijet (digit), dijetal (digital), enerjetic, fidjet, fujetive (fugitive), illejetimacy (illegitimacy), lejetimacy (legitimacy). Notes: an agitator is one who stirs up feeling or trouble. To cogitate is to intently think about or comsider something. 
  • Sit → Transit: As in, “Are you transitting comfortably?” and “Don’t just transit there,” and “Transit it out,” and “Transit tight,” and “Transitting pretty,” and “A transitting target.”
  • Plot → Pilot: As in, “Lose the pilot,” and “The pilot thickens,” and “A pilot of land.”
  • Pilates → Pilotes: As in, “I do pilotes three times a week.”
  • Business: While business may be the opposite of a holiday, we’re using it as a reference to business class when flying. As in, “Dirty business,” and “Back in business,” and “Business as usual,” and “Business at hand,” and “Business before pleasure,” and “Business class,” and “The business end,” and “Business or pleasure?” and “Business partner,” and “Do your business,” and “It’s not your business,” and “Mind your own business,” and “Monkey business,” and “Open for business,” and “A risky business,” and “Strictly business,” and “This is a place of business!” and “That’s show business.”
  • Class → First class: As in, “A first class act,” and “First class warfare,” and “In a first class of their own,” and “A first class clown.”
  • Rail → Railway: As in, “Thin as a railway,” and “Go off the railways.”
  • Way → Railway: As in, “A funny thing happened on the railway,” and “All the railway,” and “And that’s the railway it is,” and “There must be another railway,” and “Any railway you slice it,” and “Any which railway,” and “By the railway,” and “Change your railways,” and “Go all the railway,” and “Go down the wrong railway,” and “Go our separate railways,” and “Have it both railways,” and “In a bad railway,” and “Mend your railways,” and “My railway or the highway.”
  • Hike: As hiking is a popular activity for travellers, it’s been included in this entry. As in, “Take a hike,” and “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” and “This backpack makes my jacket hike up.”
  • Haiku → Hike-u: As in, “Writing hike-us is really hard.”
  • Shop: Shopping is another popular holiday activity and one that is particularly instagrammable, so we’ve included it here. As in, “You’re all over the shop,” and “Like a bull in a china shop,” and “One stop shop,” and “Personal shopper,” and “Shop ’til you drop,” and “Shop around,” and “Talk shop,” and “Window shopping.” Notes: to be all over the shop is to have something happen chaotically, messily, or in various places at once. To be a bull in a china shop is to act clumsily or indelicately around delicate things or topics. 
  • Chop → Shop: As in, “Bust your shops,” and “Shop and change,” and “Get the shop.” Note: To “bust your chops” can have two meanings. If you bust your own chops, then you’ve spent a great deal of energy and effort to do something. If someone else busts your chops, then they’ve scolded or reprimanded you. To chop and change is to continually change your mind. 
  • Shape → Shop: As in, “Get bent out of shop,” and “It all went pear-shopped,” and “In any way, shop, or form,” and “Lick into shop,” and “Shop up or ship out,” and “Whip into shop.”
  • Ship → Shop: As in, “Abandon shop,” and “Extend the hand of friendshop,” and “Go down with the shop,” and “Jump shop,” and “Run a tight shop,” and “Shape up or shop out,” and “Shops of the desert,” and “That shop has sailed,” and “The face that launched a thousand shops,” and “The start of a beautiful friendshop,” and “A stormy relationshop.” Notes: Camels are known as ships of the desert. 
  • Roam: As in, “Roaming ’round the mountains,” and “Did you remember to activate roaming on your phone?”
  • Rome → Roam: As in, “All roads lead to roam,” and “Roam wasn’t built in a day.”
  • *rome*: As in, “Roameo and Juliet,” and “Peter Pan syndroam,” and “Rollerdroam.”
  • *rom*: As in, aroamatherapy, chroam (chrome), chroamosome (chromosome), monochroam, proamiscuous, proamotion, roamance, roamaine (as in the lettuce). 
  • *ski*: Emphasise the “ski” in words to make some snowy puns: “Selling snow to eskimos,” and “Asking for a friend,” and “By the skin of one’s teeth,” and “Comfortable in your own skin,” and “Get under your skin,” and “Makes my skin crawl,” and “Made my heart skip a beat,” and “Watch the skies.”
  • Snow: As snowy areas are just as popular as the beach, snow-related words and activities have been included here. As in, “Pure as the driven snow,” and “White as snow,” and “Blanket of snow,” and “Let it snow,” and “Snow White,” and “A snowball’s chance in hell,” and “Snowed in,” and “Snowed under,” and “The abominable snowman.” Notes: A snowball’s chance in hell basically means that something is almost impossible – just like the odds for a snowball to survive hell without melting. 
  • Board → Snowboard: As in, “All above snowboard,” and “Across the snowboard,” and “Back to the drawing snowboard,” and “Bed and snowboard,” and “Snowboarding pass.”
  • Dive: As in, “Dive in,” and “Take a dive,” and “Going diving?”
  • Climb: As in, “A mountain to climb,” and “Climb down,” and “Climb on the bandwagon,” and “Climb the social ladder.”
  • Climate → Climb-ate: As in, “A chilly climb-ate,” and “I know you don’t believe in climb-ate change, but it’d be cooler if you did.”
  • Photo: As in, “Photo finish,” and “Photo opportunity,” and “Get in the photo!” and “Take a photo of me,” and “I need a photo for my instagram.”
  • So far → Safari: Safaris are included in our list of holiday activities, so is included in this entry. As in, “I can’t believe you’d so safari as to..” and “Safari, so good,” and “Why are you going safari?”
  • Tour: As in, “Eco tourism,” and “Magical mystery tour,” and “Tour de force,” and “A world tour.”
  • Too → Tour: As in, “A step tour far,” and “About time, tour,” and “I’m tour sexy for my shirt,” and “It’s never tour late to learn,” and “It’s tour cold to snow,” and “You know tour much,” and “Life’s tour short,” and “No challenge tour great,” and “This tour shall pass,” and “Tour easy,” and “Tour big for your boots,” and “Tour close for comfort,” and “Tour good to be true,” and “Tour many cooks spoil the broth.”
  • Two→ Tour: As in, “A bicycle built for tour,” and “As alike as tour peas in a pod,” and “Caught in tour minds,” and “Eating for tour,” and “Goody tour shoes,” and “In tour shakes of a lamb’s tail,” and “It takes tour to tango,” and “Tour steps forward, one step back.”
  • Tour*: As in, tournament and tourniquet

The following puns are about specific types of seasonal holiday, rather than about holidays in general.

  • Year → New Year: As in, “As bright as a new year,” and “Brand spanking new year,” and “Dawn of a new year,” and “Out with the old, in with the new year.”
  • Honeymoon: As in, “Honeymoon period.”
  • Honey → Honeymoon: As in, “A taste of honeymoon,” and “Land of milk and honeymoon.”
  • Moon → Honeymoon: As in, “Ask for the honeymoon,” and “Bark at the honeymoon,” and “A blue honeymoon,” and “Cry for the honeymoon,” and “Eclipse of the honeymoon,” and “Fly me to the honeymoon,” and “Many honeymoons ago,” and “Honeymoonlight serenade,” and “Over the honeymoon,” and “On the dark side of the honeymoon,” and “The man in the honeymoon,” and “Phases of the honeymoon,” and “To the honeymoon and back.”
  • *eve*: Make references to Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve by emphasising the “eve” in certain words: “And they lived happily ever after,” and “An evening person,” and “Forever and a day,” and “Hardly ever,” and “Hello, good evening and welcome,” and “Nothing is ever free,” and “The greatest story ever told,” and “The key to a nice, relaxed evening,” and “An ace up your sleeve,” and “Believe it or not,” and “The blessed event,” and “Break even,” and “The eleventh hour,” and “Even the score,” and “Every inch,” and “Never mind,” and “Every cloud has a silver lining,” and “Question everything.”
  • Easter: As in, “Easter Island,” and “Easter parade,” and “The Easter bunny.”
  • East/Eastern → Easter: As in, “Easter of Eden,” and “Full of Easter promise.”
  • *east → *easter: As in, “At the very l-easter,” and “A f-easter for the eyes,” and “F-easter or famine,” and “The king of b-easters,” and “Last but not l-easter,” and “Nutritional y-easter is a good cheese substitute.”
  • Giving → Thanksgiving: As in, “The gift that keeps on Thanksgiving.” For more Thanksgiving-related puns, see our Thanksgiving list.
  • Christmas: As in, “A Christmas carol,” and “All I want for Christmas is you,” and “Christmas comes but once a year,” and “Done up like a Christmas tree,” and “Have yourself a merry little Christmas,” and “Lit up like a Christmas tree,” and “A white Christmas.” Note: If you’d like more Christmas-related puns, stay tuned for our Christmas list which is coming soon. 

Holiday-Related Words

To help you come up with your own holiday 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: holiday, vacation, staycation, retreat, travel, escape, trip, journey, leisure, recreation, break, rest, tourist, tourism, abroad, sabbatical, beach, sand, sea, resort, tropical, island, palm tree, surf, waves, tan, bathers, sunshine, sunscreen, country, mountain, canyon, food, culture, getaway, weekend, bed and breakfast, hotel, hostel, motel, villa, homestay, cabin, lodge, cottage, airbnb, adventure, destination, pack, bag, suitcase, luggage, ticket, airport, flight, car, bus, train, rail, airplane, aeroplane, ferry, boat, cruise, ship, helicopter, taxi, uber, flight, rickshaw, monorail, cable car, cab, caravan, rv (recreational vehicle), chairlift, jet, plane, sailboat, yacht, accommodation, backpacking, activities, transit, itinerary, pilot, flight attendant, business, first-class, economy, railway, sail, hiking, shopping, safari, roam, skiing, snowboard, dancing, diving, snorkeling, climbing, photo, photography, bird watching, festival, tour, family, honeymoon, romantic, solo, luxury

Specific holidays: new year’s, new year’s eve, good friday, easter, labor day, thanksgiving, christmas, diwali, eid, ramadan, hanukkah, chinese new year, yom kippur

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