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portmanteau word

How to sign: a new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings
"`smog' is a blend of `smoke' and `fog'"; "`motel' is a portmanteau word made by combining `motor' and `hotel'"; "`brunch' is a well-known portmanteau";

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Similiar / Same: portmanteau, blend

Categories: coinage, neologism, neology

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