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Portmanteau Words

A portmanteau word is made up of two or more existing words that have been blended together.

Often portmanteau words start off as slang or nonsense words but later become part of Standard English due to being widely used.

The rise of technology and the internet, in particular, has led to many portmanteau words being created, e.g. pixel, emoticon, and vlog.

blog
Blog is a blend of 'web' and 'log'.
brunch
Brunch is a blend of 'breakfast' and 'lunch'.
cheeseburger
Cheeseburger is a blend of 'cheese' and 'hamburger'.
chortle
Chortle is a blend of 'chuckle' and 'snort'.
emoticon
Emoticon is a blend of 'emotion' and 'icon'.
escalator
Escalator is a blend of 'escalate' and 'elevator'.
fandom
Fandom is a blend of 'fan' and 'kingdom'.
fantabulous
Fantabulous is a blend of 'fantastic' and 'fabulous'.
frappuccino
Frappuccino is a blend of 'frappé' and 'cappuccino'.
frenemy
Frenemy is a blend of 'friend' and 'enemy'.
ginormous
Ginormous is a blend of 'gigantic' and 'enormous'.
hangry
Hangry is a blend of 'hungry' and 'angry'.
snark
Snark is a blend of 'snide' and 'remark'.

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