Take a Time Out With These 50-Time Puns

Natalie Grant (with child sleeping)
Written by Natalie Grant Updated on October 3rd, 2023

Clock in and check out these 50 time puns and you be tick tick tickled with laughter.

Time, the never-ending cycle, is something we can never beat. Although we can find humor in it. When running late or in a competition where we need to get somewhere on time or beat the clock.

Learning to tell the time for kids can be hard when starting out. When adding funny actions for the hands of the clocks we begin to understand how time works.

So take a swing at these time jokes and you’ll be smiling all over your space.

  1. Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.
  2. I’m always running out of time, but never out of puns.
  3. Time waits for no man, but I’ll wait for time.
  4. Time is a great healer, but it’s a lousy beautician.
  5. I’m so bad at telling time, I always have to guess-timate!
  6. Time for a pun-dulum swing!
  7. What did the clock say to the wall? Meet me at the corner.
  8. Why did the clock go to the doctor? It was running slow.
  9. What did the clock say to the other clock? Time for a face-off!
  10. The clock was called to the principal’s office. It got a ticking off.
  11. I’m not a clock watcher, but I do keep an eye on the time.
  12. You can’t save time, but you can waste it.
  13. Stopwatch you later!
  14. When it comes to space exploration, time is of the essence.
  15. There’s no point in fighting time, you’re always against the clock.
  16. When I asked the clock why it was so late it just got ticked off.
  17. What did the clock say when it was asked for the time? “Just a sec!”
  18. Why did you throw the clock in the air? Time flies when you’re having fun.
  19. How can you make a clock angry? Wind him up.
  20. What did the clock do when it was hungry? It went back four seconds.
  21. I was telling a joke related to time, but it was before its time.
  22. Why was the clock arrested? His hand struck one.
  23. When I’m running late for work, it’s like my clock is ticking.
  24. I’m so bad at telling time, I’m like a broken clock.
  25. I was going to tell a time-traveling joke, but you didn’t like it.
  26. Writing a joke about a watch is too time-consuming.
  27. I’m always running behind schedule, so I’m a master of procrastitiming.
  28. Time is of the essence, so I’ll keep this short and sweet.
  29. I’m always running out of time, no matter how hard I try to save it.
  30. It looked like the clock was smiling. It was actually ten past ten.
  31. I don’t always wear a watch, but when I do, it’s on time.
  32. I’m crazy for time, and a bit cuckoo.
  33. Time’s up for bad puns about time!
  34. When you are in the present, times a gift.
  35. I’m not sure why the clock was so upset, it was just having a tock-tastrophe.
  36. Time is like a snowball: the longer you hold on to it, the more it melts away. 
  37. What happened when the clock broke? I got stuck in the past.
  38. What did the clock say to the psychologist? I’m feeling ticked off.
  39. Do you remember when that bomb exploded in 1990? Yes, that was a blast from the past.
  40. Why do violinists waste time? They’re always fiddling about.
  41. Clocks are always happy. They’re having a good time.
  42. Why did the clock have a break? It was half-time.
  43. If time is on your side, it’s probably because you have a watch.
  44. Why did the grandfather clock let in the thieves? He had a time-lapse in judgment.
  45. Time is regal. They ride in a carriage.
  46. What’s times favorite car? A Rol-ex Royce.
  47. Timex knows how to watch the minutes go by.
  48. I’m great at writing time puns as I have comedic timing.
  49. The clock went off at 6:00 am sharp – it was an alarum-ing wakeup call. 
  50. Why don’t clocks make good stopwatch runners? They always lose track of time.
Natalie Grant (with child sleeping)
Written by Natalie Grant Updated on October 3rd, 2023