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The combination of two or more words to create a new word. Also known as a frankenword or blend.

(sources: tnellen.com/cybereng/lit_terms and the wikipedia)
smog is the combination of smoke and fog

Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky is loaded with portmanteau words.
додав insignis 15 Квітня 2005
a cliche and uncreative technique to form new words - almost anyone who can speak a language can fabricate words by butchering two perfectly good words and using cheap glue to form one ugly word
Awful portmanteau words include "brangelina", "craptacular", "adorkable" and "soquid".
#portmanto #slang #new words #neologism #portmanteu #portmantaeu
додав Tojonto 18 Червня 2006
1. an archaic word used by prissy netymologists on Wikipedia and Word Spy that means a blend word. A word formed by combining parts of two words

2. a two-compartment suitcase that has not been manufactured since the 1800s.

1. Wikipedia is a portmanteau of the words "wienie" and "encyclopedia".

2. I wonder if the luggage museum has a portmanteau?
#blend word #combo word #combination #luggage #neologism #frankenword
додав slumdog 27 Січня 2009
"'A large leather suitcase.' from French, port- (carry) and manteau (cloak)." Source: Dictionary.com(www.dictionary.com), retrieved 11/19/05.
"...sent her things on ahead via two steamer trunks, a hatbox, and an enormous portmanteau, covered in crocodile"
#valise #suitcase #bag #duffel #carry-on
додав tazio 19 Листопада 2005
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