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-===Noun===+A '''portmanteau''' or '''portmanteau word''' is a combination of two (or more) [[word]]s or [[morpheme]]s, and their definitions, into one new word.
-'''[[portmanteau]] [[word]]''' (''plural'' '''[[portmanteau words]]''')+ 
 +The English is derived from French ''portemanteau'' ([[Portmanteau (luggage)|portmanteau luggage]] which has two compartments). A portmanteau word fuses both the sounds and the meanings of its components, as in ''smog'', coined by [[blend (linguistics)|blending]] ''smoke'' and ''fog'', or the term "wurly" to describe hair that is both wavy and curly.
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 +In [[linguistics]], a portmanteau is defined as a single morph which represents two or more [[morphemes]].
 +==Etymology==
 +Coined by [[Lewis Carroll]] based on the concept of two words packed together, like a [[portmanteau]] (a travelling case having two halves joined by a hinge).
 +==Noun==
 +'''[[portmanteau]] [[word]]'''
# (''linguistics'') A word formed which combines the meaning of two words (or, rarely, more than two words) by combining the words, usually, but not always, by adjoining the first part of one word and the last part of the other, the adjoining parts often having a common vowel; for example, ''[[smog]]'', formed from ''[[smoke]]'' and ''[[fog]]''. # (''linguistics'') A word formed which combines the meaning of two words (or, rarely, more than two words) by combining the words, usually, but not always, by adjoining the first part of one word and the last part of the other, the adjoining parts often having a common vowel; for example, ''[[smog]]'', formed from ''[[smoke]]'' and ''[[fog]]''.
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 +== Examples ==
 +
 +# Faction
 +# Discothèque
 +# Mockumentary
 +# Portmanteau word
 +# Rockabilly
 +# Blaxploitation
 +# Proletkult
 +==See also==
 +* [[Acronym]]
 +* [[Blend]]
 +* [[Border towns in the United States with portmanteau names]]
 +* [[Body Sweats: The Uncensored Writings of Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven]], a collection the poetry of Dadaist [[Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven|Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven]] featuring frequent and creative use of portmanteaux
 +* [[Colloquialism]]
 +* [[Compound words]]
 +* [[Double entendre]]
 +* ''[[Finnegans wake#Language and style|Finnegans Wake]]'', [[James Joyce]]'s novel with an unusually high proportion of portmanteau [[neologisms]]
 +* [[List of portmanteaus]]
 +* [[Neologism]]
 +* [[Pseudo-anglicism]]
 +* [[Pun]]
 +* [[Sniglet]]
 +* [[Syllabic abbreviation]]
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A portmanteau or portmanteau word is a combination of two (or more) words or morphemes, and their definitions, into one new word.

The English is derived from French portemanteau (portmanteau luggage which has two compartments). A portmanteau word fuses both the sounds and the meanings of its components, as in smog, coined by blending smoke and fog, or the term "wurly" to describe hair that is both wavy and curly.

In linguistics, a portmanteau is defined as a single morph which represents two or more morphemes.

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Etymology

Coined by Lewis Carroll based on the concept of two words packed together, like a portmanteau (a travelling case having two halves joined by a hinge).

Noun

portmanteau word

  1. (linguistics) A word formed which combines the meaning of two words (or, rarely, more than two words) by combining the words, usually, but not always, by adjoining the first part of one word and the last part of the other, the adjoining parts often having a common vowel; for example, smog, formed from smoke and fog.

Examples

  1. Faction
  2. Discothèque
  3. Mockumentary
  4. Portmanteau word
  5. Rockabilly
  6. Blaxploitation
  7. Proletkult

See also




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