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    portmanteau - Dictionary definition and meaning for word portmanteau

    (noun) a new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings
    Synonyms : blend , portmanteau word
    Example Sentence
    • `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
    (noun) a large travelling bag made of stiff leather
    Synonyms : gladstone , gladstone bag
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