‘Portmanteau’ the Word Carries Some Baggage

It’s either a large leather suitcase with two compartments, or a combination of two words to form one new word.  What is it?

Of course, if you read the title, you’ll surmise that it’s portmanteau.

What you’re reading here is a portmanteau–a combination of Web and log, or blog.

Other notable examples are smog (smoke and fog), motel (motor and hotel) and brunch (breakfast and lunch).

Collectively, these are all portmanteaux.

One thought on “‘Portmanteau’ the Word Carries Some Baggage

  1. Terry Heath says:

    That’s very interesting. And here I thought it was just some exotic place in the South of France!

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