Pronounced: SHMAH-tuh, noun

Notes: Also spelled shmatte; this is a word I could use in conversation

Yesterday’s word

The word zedonk is “the offspring of a zebra and a donkey”; it can also be called a zonkey, but that’s not as common as zedonk.

First usage

This word came into usage in the 1970s

Background / Comments

Looking at the definition, it’s quite obvious that the word is a combination of zebra and donkey (and less of a combination for zonkey). I didn’t pay attention at first to the fact that it was a noun, and I was thinking it sounded like some kind of verb, and I couldn’t imagine the meaning.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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