Definition of zonkey in English:

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zonkey

Pronunciation: /ˈzɒŋki/

noun

The hybrid offspring of a donkey and a zebra: a zonkey has been born at an animal reserve in Florence
More example sentences
  • It would be cool if a zonkey was a cross between a zebra and a monkey ... but it isn't.
  • Closer to home, a zonkey, er, deebra, er, cute brown quadruped is born.
  • Indeed, he discovered on Saturday evening that you know you are there when you see the zonkey, the zebra's offspring with a donkey.

Origin

1950s: blend of zebra and donkey.

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