Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun portmanteau

2 senses of portmanteau

Sense 1
blend, portmanteau word, portmanteau -- (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")
       => neologism, neology, coinage -- (a newly invented word or phrase)

Sense 2
portmanteau, Gladstone, Gladstone bag -- (a large travelling bag made of stiff leather)
       => bag, traveling bag, travelling bag, grip, suitcase -- (a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes; "he carried his small bag onto the plane with him")

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