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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Definitions for zedonk

  1. the offspring of a zebra and a donkey.

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Citations for zedonk
A zedonk, an unusual cross between a donkey and a zebra, is attracting attention at the Chestatee Wildlife Preserve in Dahlonega after being born there about a week ago. , "Zedonk: Zebra and Donkey Hybrid Born at Chestatee Wildlife Preserve," Huffington Post, 2010
"Lettered Creatures" is both abecedary and bestiary, from "Anteater" to "Zedonk" (my dictionary offers the felicitous alternative "zonkey"). Joshua Clover and Joel Brouwer, "Poetry Chronicle," The New York Times, 2005
Origin of zedonk
1970-1975
This portmanteau is a combination of ze(bra) + donk(ey). It came to English in the 1970s.