portmanteau word


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Synonyms for portmanteau word

a new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings

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WORD CHAINS (cf LINKADES, PORTMANTEAU WORD and WORD STRINGS)
The portmanteau word is not a single or even a dual phenomenon.
The portmanteau word, "fraudstuff," in Devlin's title comes from Joyce's last book, Finnegans Wake.
The object of his seduction--or perhaps his seducer, for roles, like everything else, shift continually in this volume--is introduced as "Wide-eyed Anuncia," a portmanteau word containing both the Virgin Mary's annunciation and the spider-trickster figure Ananse.
Continental Oil Company became Conoco, American National Corporation became Amcorp, and American Information Technologies Corporation adopted the portmanteau word "Ameritech.
The inadvertent portmanteau word -- BLink + frITZ -- already has a seat in the lexicons.
Ramsay emphasizes that we should understand "brigands" not as vagabonds or the poor, but as a portmanteau word that "blurred distinctions and confounded groups" and that "left a sense of illegality and exteriority regarding society and its norms", and that could thus carry the Fear "between classes and estates, from country to town and back".
As Humpty Dumpty explains to Alice, a portmanteau word is one made up of parts of two familiar words.
Hence the adoption of the baggy portmanteau word 'untaught', as a less prejudicial alternative to the term 'outsider' used by Roger Cardinal in his 1972 book Outsider Art and his 1979 exhibition, 'Outsiders', at the Hayward Gallery, co-curated with Victor Musgrave.
The three-day congress shed light on aACAyDiabesity', a portmanteau word to describe the epidemic of diabetes and obesity occurring together.
From which two words does the Portmanteau word Tamgellocome?
Your recommendation of "gay" for its inoffensiveness "blandness" to serve as a portmanteau word for all GLBT types blithely dismisses those lesbians who reject the label as being too male-associated, and some reconstituted folks who insist they are not "gay.
She attempts abstract explanations of a good relationship, happiness, and solitude, and even ponders the continuity of time, which becomes a "presempre," a portmanteau word (presente + sempre) for living time.
The development of science fiction as a self-conscious genre dates from 1926 when Hugo Gernsback, who coined the portmanteau word scientifiction, founded Amazing Stories magazine, which was devoted exclusively to science-fiction stories that initially were viewed as sensationalist.
Lewis Carroll introduced portmanteau words in Through the Looking Glass; he says slithy means lithe and slimy, mimsy is flimsy and miserable, etc.