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portmanteau word -

'Word blend of two other words. I had to chortle (chuckle + snort) while brunch (breakfast + lunch) in the smog (smoke + fog)'.

If you know of a portmanteau word, we'd like to know it.

* Quoted from Reader's Digest, Oct 2008, Asia.

3 did criticisms:

humanobserver said...

I don't know but I liked your portmanteau words very much...

Kadri said...

Tanzania is a portmanteau, stemming from the names of the African republics of Tanganyika and Zanzibar.

M. Umer Toor said...

@ human observer, oh not mine.

but here's an imaginary word i read somewhere: perkpetual (perk + perpetual) meaning by, forever happy :-)

@ Kadri

very informative, thanks a lot

humble regards!

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