Portmanteau

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[We have public-domain dictionaries available to us; can we please provide one of those definitions without an link to M-W?]

UK: /pO:t'm{nt@u/

US: /pO:rt'm{ntou/


The Merriam-Webster definition of portmanteau gives two meanings:

  1. a large suitcase
  2. a word or morpheme whose form and meaning are derived from a blending of two or more distinct forms (as smog from smoke and fog)

Of course, wikipedia itself is a portmanteau (of Wiki and encyclopedia).


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