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"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • 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: see Portmanteau (disambiguation). A portmanteau (i/pɔrtˈmæntoʊ/, /ˌpɔrtmænˈtoʊ/; plural /ˌpɔrtmænˈtoʊz/ portmanteaus or portmanteaux) or portmanteau word
  • 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 by combining pieces of two other words. Portmanteau may also refer to: Portmanteau (luggage), a case or bag to carry clothes
  • 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

Portmanteau Sample Sentences in News


  • Fragmentation games: the return of the portmanteau film
    Is the portmanteau film making a comeback? Nicholas Barber on why – as deliciously twisted new Argentinian film Wild Tales shows – there’s no room for shilly-shallying with a series of stand-alone stories Everyone should see Damián Szifrón’s Wild Tales. And, if possible, everyone should see it in a packed cinema. A record-breaking hit in its native Argen Read more on this news related to 'Portmanteau'
  • Wild Tales (Relatos Salvajes) review – gripping Argentinian revenge portmanteau
    This delicious chocolate box of nasty, untamed tales about revenge from Argentina will have you biting your fist with traumatised horror Here is a fantastically scabrous collection of movie tales from the dark heart of Argentina. There’s a refreshingly high standard of cynicism and horror throughout, though probably nothing can match the flourish that finishe Read more on this news related to 'Portmanteau'
  • Fintech
    Fintech is a portmanteau of financial technology that describes an emerging financial services sector in the 21st century. Read more on this news related to 'Portmanteau'

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