What is a kangaroo word?
What's more fun than a game you can play with words? If you're asking the dictionary, the answer is nothing ... which is why we are talking about kangaroo words today.
A kangaroo word is "a word that contains its own synonym, with the letters to spell that synonym already placed in the correct order."
Take, for example, a word like rambunctious. It contains its synonym raucous (RAmbUnCtiOUS). There's also splotch, which contains the word spot. Both contain their own synonyms like a kangaroo carries its young in a pouch.
And, to make this word play even more fun ... the shorter synonyms that are contained inside of a kangaroo word are called joey words, like a "baby kangaroo"!
Let's jump along to 10 more—see if you can spot them.