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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 is a blend of 'web' and 'log'.
Brunch is a blend of 'breakfast' and 'lunch'.
Cheeseburger is a blend of 'cheese' and 'hamburger'.
Chortle is a blend of 'chuckle' and 'snort'.
Emoticon is a blend of 'emotion' and 'icon'.
Escalator is a blend of 'escalate' and 'elevator'.
Fandom is a blend of 'fan' and 'kingdom'.
Fantabulous is a blend of 'fantastic' and 'fabulous'.
Frappuccino is a blend of 'frappé' and 'cappuccino'.
Frenemy is a blend of 'friend' and 'enemy'.
Ginormous is a blend of 'gigantic' and 'enormous'.
Hangry is a blend of 'hungry' and 'angry'.
Snark is a blend of 'snide' and 'remark'.

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