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Portmanteau Words

A portmanteau is a word that is derived from blending two or more distinct words, e.g., smog is derived from smoke and fog. In other words, there are two or more meanings (or parts) packed into one word. Portmanteau is also French for a large suitcase. A suitcase has two parts which fold into one piece of luggage. Similar to a suitcase, portmanteau words also have two parts that fold into one word.

Portmanteau Words

Understanding the components or parts of portmanteau words aids in comprehension. Our table below contains 185 portmanteau words. Please utilize our search bar to narrow your results.

Portmanteau Words
Components (Parts of the Word)
affluenzaaffluence + influenza
alphabetalpha + bet
alphanumericalphabetic + numeric
anacronymanachronism + acronym
animatronicsanimation + electronics
anticipointmentanticipation + disappointment
autobusautomobile + bus
avionicsaviation + electronics
backronymback + acronym
bashbang + smash
beefalobeef + buffalo
bionicbiology + electronics
biopicbiographical + motion picture
bitbinary + digit
bleepblankout + beep
blimpB category + limp
blogweb + log
blotchblot + botch
blurtblow + spurt
bodaciousbody + audacious
boostboom + hoist
BrangelinaBrad Pitt + Angela Jolie
brashbold + rash
breathalyzerbreath + analyzer
brunchbreakfast + lunch
buffeteriabuffet + cafeteria
bumblebungle + stumble
camcordercamera + recorder
capletcapsule + tablet
celebutant(e)celebrity + debutant(e)
cellophanecellulose + diaphane
chillaxchill + relax
chocoholicchocolate + alcoholic
chortlechuckle + snort
chumpchunk + lump
chunnelchannel + tunnel
cineplexcinema + complex
clashclap + clash
clumpchunk + lump
cocacolonizationCoca-Cola + colonization
con manconfidence + man
contrailcondensation + trail
cosplaycostume + play
cremainscremate + remains
cyborgcybernetic + organism
daisyday's + eye
dancercisedance + exercise
dandledance + handle
ditsydizzy + dotty
docudramadocumentary + drama
dumbfounddumb + confound
econometriceconomy+ metric
edutainmenteducation + entertainment
electrocuteelectronic + execute
e-mailelectronic + mail
emoticonemotion + icon
escalatorescalade + elevator
e-zineelectronic + magazine
factionfact + fiction
fantabulousfantastic + fabulous
farewellfare + ye + well
flabbergastflap + aghast
flareflame + glare
flauntflout + vaunt
flopflap + drop
flounderflounce + founder
flunkflinch + funk
flurryflutter + hurry
flushflash + gush
fortnightfourteen + nights
frankenfoodFrankenstein + food
frappuccinofrappe + cappuccino
freewarefree + software
frenemyfriend + enemy
gainsayagainst + say
galumphgallop + triumph
gasoholgasoline + alcohol
genomegene + chromosome
gerrymanderGerry + salamander
ginormousgigantic + enormous
glimmergleam + shimmer
glitteratiglitter + literati
glitzglamour + ritz
globglobe + blob
glopgoo + slop
goodbyeGod + be (with) + ye
goongorilla + baboon
guesstimateguess + estimate
hasslehaggle + tussle
hazmathazardous + materials
hi-fihigh + fidelity
humongoushuge + monstrous
infomercialinformation + commercial
infotainmentinformation + entertainment
intercominternal + communication
Internetinternational + network
interrobanginterrogative + bang
jamboreejam + soiree
jazzercisejazz + exercise
jeggingsjean + leggings
kidvidkids + video
knowledgebaseknowledge + database
labradooddlelabrador retriever + poodle
malwaremalicious + software
manbagman + handbag
mcmansionMcDonalds + mansion
Medicaremedicine + care
meldmelt + weld
mockumentarymock + documentary
modemmodulator + demodulator
mopedmotor + pedal
motelmotor + hotel
motocrossmotor + cross country
motorcademotor + cavalcade
multiplexmultiplex + complex
Muppetmarionette + puppet
napalmnaphthene + palmitate
netiquetteInternet + etiquette
netizenInternet + citizen
netocracyinternet + aristocracy
newscastnews + broadcast
outpatientoutside + patient
pangpain + sting
paratroopsparachute + troops
petrochemicalpetroleum + chemical
pixelpicture + element
pizzonepizza + calzone
pluotplum + apricot
podcastingiPod + broadcasting
prequelprecede + sequel
prissyprim + sissy
pro-amprofessional + amateur
prodpoke + rod
pulsarpulsating + star
rubbagerubbish + garbage
satisficesatisfy + suffice
scrawlscribble + sprawl
screenagerscreen + teenager
scrunchsqueeze + crunch
scuzzyscrummy + lousy
seascapesea + landscape
shopaholicshop + alcoholic
simulcastsimultaneous + broadcast
sitcomsituation + comedy
skortskirt + shorts
skyjacksky + hijack
skylabsky + laboratory
skypesky + peer-to-peer
slangslovenly + language
slatherslap + lather
sloshslop + slush
smashsmack + mash
smogsmoke + fog
snark (snarky)snide + remark
snazzysnappy & jazzy
soundscapesound + landscape
splattersplash + spatter
splurgesplash + surge
sportscastsports + broadcast
squashsqueeze + crash
squawksquall + squeak
squigglesquirm + wiggle
streetballstreet + basketball
swipewipe + sweep
tangelotangerine + pomelo
taxicabtaximeter + cabriolet
telecommutertelecommunication + commuter
telegenictelevision + photogenic
telethontelephone + marathon
televangelisttelevision + evangelist
Tex-MexTexan + Mexican
transistortransfer + resistor
transpondertransmitter + responder
traveloguetravel + monologue
tweenteen + between
twiddletwist + fiddle
twinighttwilight + night
twirltwist + whirl
urinalysisurine + analysis
vitaminvital + amine
waddlewade + toddle
webcastworld wide web + broadcast
webinarworld wide web + seminar
Wi-Fiwireless + fidelity
workaholicwork + alcoholic

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