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A word formed by joining two others (e.g., `smog' is a blend of `smoke' and `fog')
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Alternative clues for the word portmanteau
Word definitions for portmanteau in dictionaries
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES portmanteau word EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS ▪ He shut the door, turned and tripped straight over the portmanteau . ▪ Her shabby appearance and the battered portmanteau had weighed heavily against the genteel tone of her voice....
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Portmanteau \Port*man"teau\, n.; pl. Portmanteaus . [F. porte-manteau; porter to carry + manteau a cloak, mantle. See Port to carry, and Mantle .] A bag or case, usually of leather, for carrying wearing apparel, etc., on journeys. --Thackeray.
Word definitions in Wiktionary
Etymology 1 n. 1 A large travelling case usually made of leather, and opening into two equal sections. 2 (context Australia dated English) A school bag; often shortened to ''port'' or ''school port'' Etymology 2 a. (context used only before a noun of a...
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1580s, "traveling case or bag for clothes and other necessaries," from Middle French portemanteau "traveling bag," originally "court official who carried a prince's mantle" (1540s), from porte , imperative of porter "to carry" (see porter (n.1)) + manteau...
Word definitions in WordNet
n. a new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings; "`smog' is a blend of `smoke' and `fog'"; "`motel' is a portmanteau word made by combining `motor' and `hotel'"; "`brunch' is a well-known portmanteau" [syn: blend , portmanteau word...
Word definitions in Wikipedia
A portmanteau is a word or morpheme whose form and meaning are derived from a blending of two or more distinct forms, e.g., smog from smoke and fog. Portmanteau may also refer to: Portmanteau (luggage) , a case or bag to carry clothes in that usually opens...
Usage examples of portmanteau.
The fine high spirits of Captain Baster were somewhat dashed by his failure to find his keys and open his portmanteau, since he would be unable to ravish Mrs.
One hour having expired since he had come on board, he ordered his boat, and returned to the shore, and we saw no more of him until we arrived at Spithead, when his lordship came on board, accompanied by a person whom we soon discovered was a half pay purser in the navy: a man who, by dint of the grossest flattery and numerous little attentions, had so completely ingratiated himself with his patron, that he had become as necessary an appendage to the travelling equipage, as the portmanteau or the valet-de-chambre.
Strelley saw two porters scramble after his portmanteaux, had his valise reft from his hand, and that hand firmly grasped before he could frame his reply.
I dressed hastily, and after placing all my belongings in a portmanteau I followed him.
Judge, then, of their delight when, on this pleasant morning, as they were issuing from the garden of their cottage to go down to the sea, they caught sight of Tom Bakewell rushing up the road with a portmanteau on his shoulders, and, some distance behind him, discerned Adrian.
The burthens unstrapped from the pack-saddles very quickly furnished our den: a couple of quilts spread upon the floor, with a carpet-bag at the head of each, became capital sofas - portmanteaus, and hat-boxes, and writing-cases, and books, and maps, and gleaming arms soon lay strewed around us in pleasant confusion.
Thus determined, he packed up his necessaries in a portmanteau, attempted to amuse his creditors with promises of speedy payment, and, venturing to come forth in the dark, took a place in the Canterbury stage-coach, after having converted his superfluities into ready money.
When he returned that night to Brackenhurst with two large trunks, full of underclothing and so forth, he had to come round once more to the Monteiths, as Philip anticipated, to bring back the Gladstone bag and the brown portmanteau.
I had my portmanteau and all my belongings taken into my room, and having washed and put on my dressing-gown I sat down to write, to whom I did not know, for I was quite wrong in my contention.
So now having taken all measures, gliding among the portmanteaus, hand-barrows, and porters, and the clangorous bell ringing, he mounted, lithe and lank, into his place.
True enough, everything stood ready-packed--trunks, portmanteaux, and all.
Mancate Semhians, stumbling across portmanteaux crammed with lexicons and dictionaries and other tubes of the voice of Hermes, takes possession of berths in the ship Polypheme, bound, as they mutually conceive, for the biggest adventure ever embarked on by a far-thoughted, high-thoughted, patriotic pair speaking pure Saxon or other.
She was still more astonished by the discovery that the stranger was apparently superintending the removal from the chaise of a formidable quantity of portmanteaux and bandboxes.
He turned everything upside down, on the pretext that he was in search of a portmanteau full of salt--a highly contraband article.
He said he knew that a portmanteau had been landed there the evening before, which was quite true.