zonkey

noun
zon·​key | \ ˈzäŋ-kē How to pronounce zonkey (audio) , ˈzəŋ-, ˈzȯŋ- \
plural zonkeys

Definition of zonkey

: a hybrid between a zebra and a donkey : zedonk A zonkey is strong for its size and makes a powerful pack animal.— John Strohm Just call them Romeo and Zoo-liet: a male zebra hopped a fence at an Italian animal preserve to mate with his seemingly illicit lover, a female donkey. Their offspring? A zonkey, of course, which zookeepers promptly named Ippo.Time

First Known Use of zonkey

1919, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for zonkey

z(ebra) + (d)onkey

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The first known use of zonkey was in 1919

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27 Apr 2020

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“Zonkey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zonkey. Accessed 24 May. 2020.

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