Thursday, 7 July 2016

New Word of the Week - Portmanteau



1. a large suitcase or travelling bag typically with two parts

2: a word or morpheme whose form and meaning are derived from a blending of two or more distinct forms (as smog from smoke and fog)

A word blending the sounds and combining the meanings of two others, for example - motel or brunch:podcast is a portmanteau, a made-up word coined from a combination of the words iPod and broadcast

Consisting of or combining two or more aspects or qualities:a portmanteau movie composed of excerpts from his most famous films

definitions derived from mirriam-webster and oxford dictionaries

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