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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings;
- Example: "`smog' is a blend of `smoke' and `fog'"
- Example: "`motel' is a portmanteau word made by combining `motor' and `hotel'"
- Example: "`brunch' is a well-known portmanteau"
[syn: blend, portmanteau word, portmanteau]

2. a large travelling bag made of stiff leather;
[syn: portmanteau, Gladstone, Gladstone bag]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Portmanteau \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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

portmanteau n 1: a new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings; "`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" [syn: blend, portmanteau word, portmanteau] 2: a large travelling bag made of stiff leather [syn: portmanteau, Gladstone, Gladstone bag]