Know Your Next Word : portmanteau

25. portmanteau :

noun :

1. A word coined by blending two or more words

2. A case opening in two parts, used for carrying clothes while traveling

usage :

Montreal's annual Fantasia Film Festival has come a long way since its beginnings in 1996. A portmanteau of fantasy and Asia, the festival's name once reflected the programmers' focus. ( Al Kratina : Fantasia's Past is Present on DVD : Montreal Gazette (Canada) : Jul 4 - 2008.)

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