Definitions for: Portmanteau


[n] a large travelling bag made of stiff leather
[n] a word formed by joining two others (e.g., `smog' is a blend of `smoke' and `fog')



Webster (1913) Definition: Port*man"teau, n.; pl. Portmanteaus. [F.
porte-manteau; porter to carry + manteau a cloak, mantle. See
Port to carry, and Mantle.]
A bag or case, usually of leather, for carrying wearing
apparel, etc., on journeys. --Thackeray.

Synonyms: blend, Gladstone, Gladstone bag, portmanteau word

See Also: bag, grip, suitcase, traveling bag, word


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