Definitions for portmanteau

Definitions for (noun) portmanteau

Main entry: portmanteau, Gladstone, Gladstone bag

Definition: a large travelling bag made of stiff leather

Main entry: portmanteau, portmanteau word, blend

Definition: a new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings

Usage: `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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