Portmanteau

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Portmanteau Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a large travelling bag made of stiff leather
  • 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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  • 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" ,
  • a large travelling bag made of stiff leather

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Portmanteau'


  • Portmanteau: A portmanteau (i/pɔrtˈmæntoʊ/, /ˌpɔrtmænˈtoʊ/; plural /ˌpɔrtmænˈtoʊz/ portmanteaus or portmanteaux) or portmanteau word, called a blend in linguistics
  • Portmanteau (luggage): For other uses of "Portmanteau", see Portmanteau (disambiguation). A portmanteau is a piece of luggage, usually made of leather and opening into two
  • Portmanteau (mail): uses of "Portmanteau", see Portmanteau (disambiguation). A portmanteau (i/pɔrtˈmæntoʊ/, /ˌpɔrtmænˈtoʊ/; plural portmanteaux or portmanteaus) was a
  • Portmanteau (disambiguation): A portmanteau is a word made up of two combined words. Portmanteau may also refer to: Portmanteau (luggage), a case or bag to carry clothes in that usually
  • 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. The term was coined in 2007
  • Portmanteau test: A portmanteau test is a type of statistical hypothesis test in which the null hypothesis is well specified, but the alternative hypothesis is more loosely

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