Thursday, May 27, 2010


A portmanteau (pronounced /pɔrtmænˈtoʊ/ ( listen), plural: portmanteaus or portmanteaux) or portmanteau word is used broadly to mean a blend of two (or more) words or morphemes and their meanings into one new word.[1][2][3] In linguistics fields, a portmanteau is defined as a blend of two or more function words.


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