Meaning & Definition of Portmanteau in English
1. 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"
- blend ,
- portmanteau word ,
2. A large travelling bag made of stiff leather
- portmanteau ,
- Gladstone ,
- Gladstone bag