HyperDic: portmanteau

English > 2 senses of the word portmanteau:
NOUNcommunicationportmanteau, blend, portmanteau worda new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings
artifactportmanteau, Gladstone, Gladstone baga large travelling bag made of stiff leather
English > portmanteau: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings.
Examples
  • "'motel' is a portmanteau word made by combining 'motor' and 'hotel'"
  • "'brunch' is a well-known portmanteau"
Synonymsblend, portmanteau word
Broaderneologism, neology, coinageA newly invented word or phrase
Usagebrunchcombination breakfast and lunch
dandleMove (a baby) up and down in one's arms or on one's knees
motelA motor hotel
shopaholicA compulsive shopper
smog, smogginessair pollution by a mixture of smoke and fog
workaholicperson with a compulsive need to work
Spanishcontracción, palabra baúl, palabra compuesta
Catalanparaula composta
English > portmanteau: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA large travelling bag made of stiff leather.
SynonymsGladstone, Gladstone bag
Broaderbag, traveling bag, travelling bag, grip, suitcaseA portable rectangular container for carrying clothes
Spanishmaleta, valija

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