A quick Google search of dependapotamus retrieves around 37,000 results. That’s a lot of dependas!

Dependapotamus is a (surprise!), derogatory term for military spouses that stay at home, eating bon-bons and watching TV all day while their spouses work hard in uniform. Typically portrayed as overweight women, the (not at all) elusive dependapotaamus comes in the male variety, too.


Natural Habitat

Often seen in the BX and commissary, the wild dependapotamus, dependa for short, is indigenous to military bases worldwide. These majestic creatures do not flourish in the wild, however; they require the loving attention of a military handler in order to achieve their true potential. Immature dependas are often found in bars and clubs around military installations, congregating in large numbers, especially around Army and Navy bases.