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Dictionary definition for: Portmanteau

1. (n) a new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings; "smog" is a blend of "smoke" and "fog" "motel" is a portmanteau word made by combining "motor" and "hotel" "brunch" is a well-known portmanteau"

2. (n) a large travelling bag made of stiff leather

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