Portmanteau

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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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  • 'Fakecations,' or the art of pretending to get away from it all
    A new trend emerging on social networks this summer, the #fakecation is a playful response to the countless real vacation photos that invade your feed this time of year. A portmanteau of "fake" and "vacation," the hashtag is applied to images that only appear to have been taken in an idyllic destination. Read more on this news related to 'Portmanteau'
  • The Monster Club
    The scariest thing about Roy Ward Baker’s tribute to Brit-studio Amicus’ portmanteau horror pics is UB40 on the soundtrack – but its tender love for vintage monsters endears nonetheless. John Carradine is the writer taken to a monster club by Vincent Price’s gentlemanly vamp, where three classic R. Chetwynd-Hayes tales unfurl involving mournful monsters, s Read more on this news related to 'Portmanteau'
  • AYA Cookhouse serves a global mash-up of cuisines
    AYA Cookhouse opened this spring in the former location of Eurasia Cafe and Wine Bar in Mount Pleasant. Eurasia was an appropriate portmanteau and precursor for the Pan-Asian culinary idiom currently expressed on the menu at AYA Cookhouse. Read more on this news related to 'Portmanteau'

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