joey word

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

joey +‎ word; see joey (junior kangaroo).

Noun[edit]

joey word (plural joey words)

  1. A word that is contained in a kangaroo word.
    • 1998, Richard Lederer, Dave Morice, The word circus
      Like a kangaroo novice, each joey word must take at least one hop through the letters of the mother word.
    • 2005, Anu Garg, Another word a day
      [] the joey word has to have its letters in order within the parent kangaroo word []