What are kangaroo words? Words within words!

Kangaroo words definition. Mother kangaroo with her joey in her pouch, standing in a field.

Kangaroo words meaning

A kangaroo word is a word that contains letters of another word, in order, with the same or similar meaning. The phrase kangaroo word is derived from the fact that kangaroos carry their young, known as joeys, in a body pouch. Likewise, kangaroo words carry their joey words within themselves.

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Types of kangaroo words with examples

Kangaroo word

A kangaroo word is a word that contains all the letters of one of its synonyms arranged so that the letters appear in the same order in both words.

Joey word

A joey word is a synonym of the kangaroo word, contained within the pouch of the kangaroo word, arranged in order.

Kangaroo word example: Chicken

kangaroo word: chicken

joey word: hen

Explanation: The letters H, E, and N found within the kangaroo word “chicken” arrange in the listed order to complete the joey word “hen”. While a word can have multiple definitions, in relation to their use with kangaroo words, these two words share a similar meaning: female domestic bird kept for food.

Twin kangaroo word

A twin kangaroo word is a kangaroo word that contains two joey words.

Twin kangaroo word example: Container

kangaroo word: container

joey word: can

joey word: tin

Explanation: The letters C, A, and N found within the twin kangaroo word “container”, and the letters T, I, and N both arrange in the listed order to complete the joey words “can” and “tin”. While a word can have multiple definitions, in relation to their use with kangaroo words, these three words share a similar meaning: a receptacle.

Grand kangaroo word

A grand kangaroo word is a kangaroo word which has two joeys words, one of which is in the pouch of the other.

Grand kangaroo word example: Alone

kangaroo word:
alone

joey word:
lone

joey word:
one

Explanation: The letters L, O, N, and E found within the grand kangaroo word “alone” arrange in the listed order to complete the joey word “lone”. Additionally, the letters O, N, and E found within the joey word “lone” arrange in the listed order to complete the joey word “one”. While a word can have multiple definitions, in relation to their use with kangaroo words, these three words share a similar meaning: solo

Anti-kangaroo word

An anti-kangaroo word is kangaroo word that contains a joey word that is its antonym.

Anti-kangaroo word example: Animosity

kangaroo word: animosity

joey word: amity

Explanation:The letters A, M, I, T, and Y found within the anti-kangaroo word “animosity” arrange in the listed order to complete the joey word “amity”. While a word can have multiple definitions, in relation to their use with kangaroo words, these two words share an opposite meaning: friction vs. peace.

Kangaroo words lists

Continue reading for comprehensive lists of kangaroo words. Use the following links to quickly jump to alphabetical, categorized lists of kangaroo words, twin kangaroo words, grand kangaroo words, and anti-kangaroo words.

List of kangaroo words

Kangaroo wordJoey word
encourageurge
pinionedpinned
regulatedruled
rotundround

List of twin kangaroo words

Kangaroo wordJoey wordJoey word
communitycountycity
deterioratedierot
diminutiveminutemini
feastedfedate

List of grand kangaroo words

Grand kangaroo wordKangaroo wordJoey word
aloneloneone
complaisantcompliantpliant
expurgatepurgepure
frangiblefragilefrail

List of anti-kangaroo words

Anti-kangaroo wordJoey word
communicativemute
femalemale
pestpet
wonderfulwoeful

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