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Meaning of PORTMANTEAU WORD

Pronunciation:  powrt'mantow wurd

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  a word formed by joining two others (e.g., `smog' is a blend of `smoke' and `fog')
 
 Synonyms: blend, portmanteau
 
 See Also: word

 

 

Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: ambiguity, amphibology, blend, contamination, counterword, double entendre, equivocal, equivocality, equivocation, equivoque, hybrid, hybrid word, hybridism, macaronic, macaronicism, polysemant, portmanteau, portmantologism, pun, squinting construction, telescope word, weasel word
 

 

 

 

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