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portmanteau word

A word that is formed by combining syllables from several other words. Each part of the portmanteau word typically retains its original meaning; in combination, then, they give the portmanteau word its unique meaning. For instance, a "dramedy" (a work that is both dramatic and funny) is a portmanteau word combining "drama" and "comedy." Did you know that "brunch" is just a portmanteau word created from "breakfast" and "lunch"? It seems like every famous couple in Hollywood has a portmanteau word that combines their two names.
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It's the most successful portmanteau of them all, practical, comfortable and stylish, thanks to brands such as Lululemon and Sweaty Betty showing us how it's done, and designers such as Isabel Marant inspiring us further.
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Oxbridge is a portmanteau term for which two UK universities?
Dagon and hoyohoy (breeze) are the words in the portmanteau Dagohoy, which was the nom de guerre of Fran-cisco Sendrijas.
A midaxi is the kind of skirt that falls significantly below the knee but definitely isn't really long enough to be categorised as a maxi, hence the portmanteau. The in-between trend featured heavily on the AW18 catwalks, where hemlines swished seductively around models' calves everywhere from Lanvin and Emilia Wickstead - making a case for the elegant evening midaxi skirt - to Simone Rocha and JW Anderson, where asymmetrical and hanky hems wowed the London Fashion Week crowd.
Just because you've made a portmanteau word doesn't make it right, Yummex.
This tribute to the classic British portmanteau horrors began life on the stage.
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A portmanteau is a word created by the combination of sounds and meanings of two other words.
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Clayton didn't share anything about the lines she was recording, but she did use the hashtag #nomanita, the portmanteau for Nomi and her fiancee Amanita (Freema Agyeman).