Portmanteau

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Brangelina

Brad Pitt + Angelina Jolie= Brangelina

Is that considered a Portmanteau? I hate when people use these.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/04/2017 - 06:53
Androgynous

Andro=man/masculine
Gyno=woman/feminine
Androgynous=genderless/in between

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 12/04/2015 - 10:35
Not Androgynous

That wouldn't be. Many word are derived from roots of words from languages like Latin or Greek. For it to be a portmanteau I think it would have to be two common English words. For example, jeggings (jeans and leggings)

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 03/15/2016 - 07:13
Thanks!

This helped a lot

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 09/09/2015 - 20:08
George Orwell's 1984

Would Newspeak count as this?

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 08/24/2014 - 22:42
1984 is full of them;

1984 is full of them; Thoughtpol, minitruth, miniluv.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/24/2016 - 21:01
No, I believe it has to be

No, I believe it has to be two words actually MIXED together, a fraction of one and a fraction of the other rather than just two words smushed together, both whole.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 04/07/2016 - 17:02
Another one

This is like chortle- chuckle + snort by Lewis Carroll

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 07/02/2014 - 17:23
Lewis Carroll coined the term "Portmanteau"

When Humpty Dumpty is reciting the Jabberwocky for Alice, he describes the nonsense words as packing words together into one, like a portmanteau (suitcase). :)

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 04/30/2015 - 21:19
coinage

it is similar to coinage?/

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/07/2014 - 10:51
Remember...

The Portmanteau we are talking about is NOT a suitcase

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/13/2014 - 04:52
Meal Words

I always say "Linner", like "Brunch", but a mixture of dinner and lunch. Or, If you're eating at midnight, "Drekfast".

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 02/07/2014 - 05:43
example

spanglish

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 09/23/2013 - 21:19
Portmanteau in daily lives?

Isn't portmanteau used every time people (or fans) make pairings and different shipping of idols oranime characters??

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 06/12/2013 - 13:37
yup

Portmanteau is more common than we think. For instance: OTP's

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/20/2015 - 07:22
Serenthia

The name of my true love... derivative of the names of her two aunts on her father's side, Serenia & Cynthia

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/22/2013 - 12:09
Ligers!!!

Napoleon Dynamite approves :D

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 09/10/2012 - 06:54
Whoever you are..

whoever you are you are perf.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/24/2013 - 15:38

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