Daily Word: portmanteau

portmanteau (n.)

Pronounciation: port-man-toe

Meaning: 1. A large trunk or suitcase that opens into two equal halves. Any bag (usually leather) used to carry clothes while traveling. 2. Consisting of or combining two or more separate parts or qualities, such as a word that combines the sounds and meanings of two words to create a new word.

Synonyms: 1. bag, luggage. 2. compound word, blend

Example (literary):

Smog: a portmanteau of smoke and fog.

 

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