plural -s
: a puzzle that consists in the defining of one phrase with another phrase made up of rhyming words that are spelled alike except for the first letters
boy toy is an alphagram for male doll
funny bunny is an alphagram for amusing little rabbit

Word History


alpha entry 1 + -gram (as in cryptogram)

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alphagram was in 1924

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“Alphagram.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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