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Definitions and Synonyms of portmanteau | Another word for portmanteau | What is portmanteau?

Definition 1: a large travelling bag made of stiff leather - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for portmanteau in the sense of this definition

(portmanteau is a kind of ...) a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes

"he carried his small bag onto the plane with him"

Definition 2: a new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where portmanteau or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • `smog' is a blend of `smoke' and `fog'
  • `motel' is a portmanteau word made by combining `motor' and `hotel'
  • `brunch' is a well-known portmanteau

Synonyms for portmanteau in the sense of this definition

(portmanteau is a kind of ...) a newly invented word or phrase

(portmanteau is the usage domain for ...) a motor hotel

(portmanteau is the usage domain for ...) combination breakfast and lunch; usually served in late morning

(portmanteau is the usage domain for ...) a compulsive shopper

"shopaholics can never resist a bargain"

(portmanteau is the usage domain for ...) person with a compulsive need to work

(portmanteau is the usage domain for ...) air pollution by a mixture of smoke and fog

(portmanteau is the usage domain for ...) move (a baby) up and down in one's arms or on one's knees

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