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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 star

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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