portmanteau definition

  • noun:
    • A large leather suitcase that opens into two-hinged compartments.
    • a big travelling instance generally made from fabric, and opening into two equal sections.
    • A school bag; often reduced to slot or college port
    • A portmanteau term.
    • A bag or instance, often of fabric, for carrying wearing apparel, etc., on trips.
    • an instance utilized in journeying for containing clothes: originally adjusted into seat of a horseman, and so nearly cylindrical as well as flexible make.
    • A trunk, especially a leather trunk of small-size.
    • A hook or bracket where to hold a garment, particularly the one that keeps a coat or cloak firmly for brushing.
    • an innovative new word created by joining two others and combining their definitions
    • a large travelling bag made from stiff leather-based
  • adjective:
    • produced by incorporating two (or even more) words, tales, etc., in the way of a linguistic portmanteau.

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