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Noun: portmanteau (portmanteaus,portmanteaux)  port'man-tow
  1. A new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings
    "'motel' is a portmanteau word made by combining 'motor' and 'hotel'"; "'brunch' is a well-known portmanteau";
    - blend, portmanteau word
  2. A large travelling bag made of stiff leather
    - Gladstone, Gladstone bag

Derived forms: portmanteaus, portmanteaux

Type of: bag, coinage, grip, neologism, neology, suitcase, traveling bag [US], travelling bag

Encyclopedia: Portmanteau