Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine

Word of the Day 03/24/17 Portmanteau

Portmanteau (noun)
portmanteau [pawrt-man-toh, pohrt-; pawrt-man-toh, pohrt-]

noun, plural portmanteaus, portmanteaux [pawrt-man-tohz, -toh, pohrt-, pawrt-man-tohz, -toh, pohrt-]. Chiefly British.
1. a case or bag to carry clothing in while traveling, especially a leather trunk or suitcase that opens into two halves.
2. Also called portmanteau word. Linguistics. blend (def 10).

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Origin: 1575-85; < French portemanteau literally, (it) carries (the) cloak; see port, mantle

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