Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,

Friday word: Portmanteau

port·man·teau noun \pȯrt-ˈman-(ˌ)tō\

1: a large suitcase that opens into two parts

2: a word or morpheme whose form and meaning are derived from a blending of two or more distinct forms (as smog from smoke and fog)


She carried an old portmanteau with her possessions.

And here's a portmanteau word: evapotranspiration, see here:


Middle French portemanteau, from porter to carry + manteau mantle, from Latin mantellum

First Known Use: 1579
Tags: french, latin, noun, p, wordsmith: med_cat

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