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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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Their powerful support for the Labour Party upended the plans of the ruling Conservative Party for Brexit, a portmanteau for leaving the European Union.
4 The name Walford, of EastEnders fame, is a portmanteau of which two areas of London where the show's creators were born?
So we are looking forward to other pointless portmanteau words (would those be pointmantless words?
Every portmanteau should house a stash of love letters jealously guarded but never re-read.
Appearing on Halemazade (a portmanteau of "Halema" and "Scheherazade"--from The Arabian Nights ), Boland (on her own chair, on her own TV show) spoke in a tone and manner deemed "controversial" for Ramadan, which is to say "not proper," which is to say flirtatious.
Summary: I looked up staycation in a dictionary and found out that it was a portmanteau, a word constructed by blending sound and meaning of two different words
Lactam" is a portmanteau of "lactone" (from the Latin lactis, "milk," since lactic acid was isolated from soured milk) and "amide.
What portmanteau word referring to a bar that serves high-end beer and food was coined in 1991?
The latter is simply a portmanteau of the locality's initial moniker Bridge House, which owed to the number of buildings within close vicinity of the River Calder.
Kawasaki claims the Versys moniker is a portmanteau of Versatile and System which, while hardly evocative, is a fairly accurate description of the ethos of this non-off-road adventurer.
83 ("Pixels" Film Review) Values on a regular grid in three-dimensional space, the name is a portmanteau for "volume" and "pixels," and is most frequently used in visualization and analysis of medical and scientific data.
Apparently it's one of those portmanteau French words where "Kad" is inspired by the quad (the casual term for a four-wheeled all-terrain vehicle) and Jar is a reference to the French words agile and jaillir, which means to emerge quickly.
And if the autograph paintings initiate interplay between the spontaneous and the automatic, Portmanteau takes these same oppositions to a kind of comic extreme.
In 2005, the joint naval exercises were code-named Indra, a portmanteau of the participants' respective countries.
Darlion is a portmanteau of dragon representing the East and lion representing the West.