Miriam
Kangaroo words and joeys
A joey is a young kangaroo or other marsupial. The kangaroos are carrying their joeys in pouches. A kangaroo word is a word that carries a joey, a smaller word of similar meaning, in themselves.
masculine: masculine + male
chicken: chicken + hen
honorable: honorable + noble
blossom: blossom + bloom

A word that contains two similar words in them is a grand kangaroo:
container, container: container + can + tin

An anti-kangaroo is a word that contains a word with opposite meaning:
covert: covert + overt

Learn more about kangaro words here: <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kangaroo_word" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kangaroo_word</a>;

Do you know more kangaroo words in English or other languages?

Jun 3, 2020 2:36 PM
Miriam
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), French, German
Learning Language
Chinese (Mandarin)