An example of a zeugma is saying that a woman's dress was blue and so was her mood.
Origin of zeugma
- Latin from Greek a joining, bond yeug- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek Î¶Îµá¿¦Î³Î¼Î± (zeugma, “yoking; a bond, a band"), from Î¶ÎµÏÎ³Î½Ï…Î¼Î¹ (zeugnumi, “to yoke; to join"), from Î¶Îµá¿¦Î³Î¿Ï‚ (zeugos, “a yoke").