HyperDic: portmanteau_word

English > 1 sense of the expression portmanteau word:
NOUNcommunicationportmanteau word, blend, portmanteaua new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings
English > portmanteau word: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
MeaningA new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings.
Example "'motel' is a portmanteau word made by combining 'motor' and 'hotel'"
Synonymsblend, portmanteau
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

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