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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

portmanteau word \port*man"teau word`\, n. [See portmanteau.] A word formed by joining two others; -- as, smog is formed from smoke and fog. [Wordnet 1.6]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

portmanteau word 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]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

22 Moby Thesaurus words for "portmanteau word": ambiguity, amphibology, blend, contamination, counterword, double entendre, equivocal, equivocality, equivocation, equivoque, hybrid, hybrid word, hybridism, macaronic, macaronicism, polysemant, portmanteau, portmantologism, pun, squinting construction, telescope word, weasel word