About The Word Portmanteau

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Portmanteau

Portmanteau Meaning & Definition
Portmanteau Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Portmanteau?

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

Synonyms | Synonyms for Portmanteau: blend | Gladstone | Gladstone bag | portmanteau word

Related Terms | Find terms related to Portmanteau:

See Also | bag | grip | suitcase | traveling bag | word

Portmanteau In Webster's Dictionary

\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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