zedonk

noun

ze·​donk ˈzē-ˌdäŋk How to pronounce zedonk (audio)
-ˌdəŋk,
-ˌdȯŋk
variants or less commonly zeedonk
plural zedonks also zeedonks
: a hybrid between a zebra and a donkey : zonkey
In 2005, a zebra gave birth to a zedonk in Barbados, according to the news website Science Daily. And in the 1970s, three zedonks were born at a European zoo to a donkey mother, according to the website of Britain's Colchester Zoo.The Associated Press

Examples of zedonk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The parentage of a zedonk is the other way around. Leanne Italie, USA TODAY, 17 Nov. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

ze(bra) + donk(ey)

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of zedonk was in 1961

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Cite this Entry

“Zedonk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zedonk. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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