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Meaning of PORTMANTEAU

Pronunciation:  powrt'mantow

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a large travelling bag made of stiff leather
  2. [n]  a word formed by joining two others (e.g., `smog' is a blend of `smoke' and `fog')
 

PORTMANTEAU is a 11 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: blend, Gladstone, Gladstone bag, portmanteau word
 
 See Also: bag, grip, suitcase, traveling bag, word

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Port*man"teau\, n.; pl. {Portmanteaus}. [F.
porte-manteau; porter to carry + manteau a cloak, mantle. See
{Port} to carry, and {Mantle}.]
A bag or case, usually of leather, for carrying wearing
apparel, etc., on journeys. --Thackeray.

 

 

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