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Study the word list: 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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