portmanteau
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /pɔːtˈmæn.təʊ/
  • (America) enPR pôrtmă'ntō, IPA: /pɔːɹtˈmæntoʊ/, /ˌpɔːɹtmænˈtoʊ/
Noun

portmanteau (plural portmanteaus)

  1. A large travelling case usually made of leather, and opening into two equal sections.
  2. (Australia, dated) A schoolbag.
  3. (archaic) A hook on which to hang clothing.
Translations Adjective

portmanteau (not comparable)

  1. (attributive, linguistics) Made by combining two (or more) words, stories, etc., in the manner of a linguistic portmanteau.
Noun

portmanteau (plural portmanteaus)

  1. (linguistics) A portmanteau word.
    Synonyms: blend, frankenword, portmanteau word
    Synonyms: portmanteau morpheme
Verb

portmanteau (portmanteaus, present participle portmanteauing; past and past participle portmanteaued)

  1. To make a portmanteau word.



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