Portmanteau Words

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Portmanteau word is a linguistic blend of words, in which parts of multiple words or their phones and their meanings are combined in a new word.

Remember Emoticon? Well our dear word is the portmanteau, coined by Emotion+ Icon!

Isn’t it amazing? I have listed portmanteau, do check!

  • Advertainment = Advertisement + entertainment
  • Advertorial = Advertisement+editorial
  • Affluenza = Affluence +Influenza
  • Because = By + cause
  • Bionic = Biology + electronic
  • Bit = Binary + digit
  • Blog = Web+ log
  • Brunch = breakfast + Lunch
  • Camcorder = Camera + Recorder
  • Cellophane = Cellulose + diaphane
  • Chillaxing = Chilling + Relaxing
  • Chingilish = Chinese + English
  • Cineplex = Cinema + Complex
  • Diabesity = Diabetes + Obesity
  • Dumbfound = Dumb + Comfound
  • Econocrat = Economist + Bureaucrat
  • Edutainment = Education + Entertainment
  • Email = Electronic + Mail
  • Fantabulous = Fantastic + Fabulous
  • Fanzine = Fan + Magazine
  • Fortnight = Fourteen + Nights
  • Franglish = French + English
  • Freeware = Free + Software
  • Gainsay = against + Say
  • Globish = Global + English
  • Glitz = Glamour + Ritz
  • Hassle = Haggle + Tussle
  • Hinglish = Hindi + English
  • Informercial = Information + Communication
  • Infotainment = Information + Entertainment
  • Intercom = Internal + Communication
  • Internet = International + Network
  • Knowledgebase = Knowledge + Database
  • Lox = liquid + Oxygen
  • Moblog = Mobile +weblog
  • Modem = Modulator + Demodulator
  • Motel = Motor + Hotel
  • Motorcade = Motor + Cavalcade
  • Multiplex = Multiple + Complex
  • Netiquette = Internet + Etiquette
  • Seascape = Sea + Landscape
  • Sitcom = Situation + Comedy
  • Smaze = Smoke + haze
  • Smog = Smoke + fog
  • Soundscape = Sound + Landscape
  • Stagflation = Stagnation + Inflation
  • Telegenic = Television + Photogenic
  •  Telex = Teleprinter +Communication
  • Travelogue = Travel + Monologue
  • Tween = Teen + Between
  • Webinar = Web + Seminar
  • WiFi = Wireless + Fidelity
  • Zonkey = Zebra + donkey

 

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