portmanteau word definition

  • noun:
    • A word created by merging the noises and meanings of two different terms, as chortle, from chuckle and snort.
    • A word which integrates this is of two words (or, hardly ever, more than two terms), created by incorporating the language, frequently, however always, by adjoining the very first section of one word while the last the main other, the adjoining parts often having a typical vowel; including, smog, formed from smoke and fog.
    • an innovative new term created by joining two other people and combining their particular meanings

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