Portmanteau

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Portmanteau Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    portmanteau n
  1. 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" [syn: blend, portmanteau word]
  2. a large travelling bag made of stiff leather [syn: Gladstone, Gladstone bag] [also: portmanteaux (pl)]
Portmanteau Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Portmanteau \Port*man"teau\, n.; pl. Portmanteaus. [F. porte-manteau; porter to carry + manteau a cloak, mantle. See Port to carry, and Mantle.] A bag or case, usually of leather, for carrying wearing apparel, etc., on journeys. --Thackeray.

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  • Portmanteau: A portmanteau. (pɔrtˈmæntoʊ | pron | en-us-portmanteau-1.ogg plural: portmanteaus or portmanteaux) or portmanteau word is a blend of two (or ...
  • Portmanteau (suitcase): A portmanteau. (pɔrtmænˈtoʊ | pron | en-us-portmanteau-1.ogg plural portmanteaux, is type of bag commonly found in England and other parts ...
  • Portmanteau (disambiguation): Portmanteau suitcase , a bag or a case used to carry clothing. Portmanteau word , a word made up of two combined words. Portmanteau film , a ...
  • Portmanteau test: In statistics , a portmanteau test tests whether any of a group of autocorrelation s of a time series are different from zero. ...
  • Portmanteau inhibitor: A portmanteau inhibitor is a drug that is a combination of two drug molecules, each of which is itself a type of inhibitor . ...
  • List of portmanteaus: This is a partial list of portmanteaus or "blends" — words formed by combining two other words, in the English language. General ...
  • Border towns in the United States with portmanteau names: Border town portmanteaus: date August 2008 Calexico, California (California and Mexico) (Also see Mexicali ) Cal-Nev-Ari, Nevada ...

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