Get it on Google Play
New! Download Unionpedia on your Android™ device!
Faster access than browser!


Index Portmanteau

A portmanteau or portmanteau word is a linguistic blend of words,, p. 644 in which parts of multiple words or their phones (sounds) are combined into a new word, as in smog, coined by blending smoke and fog, or motel, from motor and hotel. [1]

207 relations: A Game of Thrones, Abbreviation, Académie française, Acronym, Acrostic, Advertising, Alay, Amtrak, Angelina Jolie, Askal, Autological word, Île-de-France, Bekasi, Ben Affleck, Ben Zimmer, Big Hero 6 (film), Bill Clinton, Bjelkemander, Blend word, Bogor, Boris Vian, Brad Pitt, Brahmaputra River, BrahMos, Brazilian Portuguese, Brexit, Brunch, Calexico, California, Cambozola, Cambridge, Camembert, Central business district, Chicago, Cianjur, Cianjur Regency, Clipping (morphology), Clothes valet, Coffee, Cola Cao, Commonwealth Edison, Compound (linguistics), Contraction (grammar), Conurbation, Corned beef, Crossword, Depok, Desi Arnaz, Desilu Productions, Egg, Elbridge Gerry, England, ..., Epithet, Eurasia, European Portuguese, False friend, Frances Fitzgerald (politician), Frankenstein, Frankfurt, Frogman, Gaeltacht, Gairaigo, Galicia (Spain), Game show, Gerrymandering, Ghil'ad Zuckermann, Gin, Gorgonzola, Grammar, Hanukkah, Hejazi Arabic, Hetalia: Axis Powers, Hillary Clinton, Hinglish, Humpty Dumpty, Hybrid word, Indonesian Army, Indonesian language, Indonesian Navy, Irish language, Irish republicanism, Italy, Jabberwocky, Jabodetabek, Jacques Cousteau, Jakarta, Jakarta-Bogor-Ciawi Toll Road, Jennifer Lopez, Jeopardy!, Jewish holidays, Kanji, Karaoke, Katie Holmes, Kleenex, KOPASKA, Kopassus, Kreuzberg, La 1 (Spanish TV channel), Language Log, Lechon, Lewis Carroll, Liger, Linguistic purism in Icelandic, Linguistics, Lion, List of geographic names derived from portmanteaus, List of portmanteaus, Lucille Ball, Luzon, Luzviminda, Madura Island, Main (river), Mainhattan, Malari incident, Manhattan, Mexicali, Mexican Spanish, Microcomputer, Microsoft, Milkfish, Mindanao, Miramax, Mobile phone, Modern Hebrew, Morpheme, Moskva River, Naíonra, Nasi goreng, Natalie Portman, Neologism, Neukölln, Office québécois de la langue française, On (Japanese prosody), Oxbridge, Oxford, Petit Robert, Philippines, Phone (phonetics), Pinoy, Playmander, Pokémon, Portmanteau (luggage), Preschool, Prison, Proper noun, Punch (magazine), Quebec, Rabbitfish, Renault, Renault Twingo, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Society, Salamanders in folklore, San Francisco, Sandhi, Sanskrit, Sarah Palin, Servamp, Shorts, Sino-Japanese vocabulary, Skirt, Skort, Software, Spam (food), Spanish language, Special forces, Spork, Supercouple, Surabaya, Surabaya-Madura National Bridge, Tagalog language, Taglish, Tanganyika, Tangerang, Tanzania, Tánaiste, Telephone, Television advertisement, Texarkana, Texas, Thanksgiving (United States), Thanksgivukkah, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Hunting of the Snark, The New York Times, Thomas Edison, Through the Looking-Glass, Tibetic languages, Tiger, Tigon, Time (magazine), Tocino, Tokyo, Tom Cruise, Track (rail transport), Turducken, United Kingdom, United States, University of Pennsylvania, University of Tokyo, Velcro, Verizon Communications, Vernacular, Visayas, Wallah (Arabic), Wasei-eigo, Winter, Withdrawal from the European Union, Word stem, World of A Song of Ice and Fire, Zanzibar. Expand index (157 more) »

A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones is the first novel in A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin.

New!!: Portmanteau and A Game of Thrones · See more »


An abbreviation (from Latin brevis, meaning short) is a shortened form of a word or phrase.

New!!: Portmanteau and Abbreviation · See more »

Académie française

The Académie française is the pre-eminent French council for matters pertaining to the French language.

New!!: Portmanteau and Académie française · See more »


An acronym is a word or name formed as an abbreviation from the initial components in a phrase or a word, usually individual letters (as in NATO or laser) and sometimes syllables (as in Benelux).

New!!: Portmanteau and Acronym · See more »


An acrostic is a poem (or other form of writing) in which the first letter (or syllable, or word) of each line (or paragraph, or other recurring feature in the text) spells out a word, message or the alphabet.

New!!: Portmanteau and Acrostic · See more »


Advertising is an audio or visual form of marketing communication that employs an openly sponsored, non-personal message to promote or sell a product, service or idea.

New!!: Portmanteau and Advertising · See more »


Alay (or 4L4Y, Anak Layangan, Anak Jablay or Anak Lebay) is an Indonesian pop culture phenomenon.

New!!: Portmanteau and Alay · See more »


The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak, is a passenger railroad service that provides medium- and long-distance intercity service in the contiguous United States and to three Canadian cities.

New!!: Portmanteau and Amtrak · See more »

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie (born Angelina Jolie Voight, June 4, 1975) is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian.

New!!: Portmanteau and Angelina Jolie · See more »


Askals or aspins are mongrel dogs in the Philippines.

New!!: Portmanteau and Askal · See more »

Autological word

An autological word (also called homological word or autonym) is a word that expresses a property that it also possesses (e.g. the word "short" is short, "noun" is a noun, "English" is English, "pentasyllabic" has five syllables, "word" is a word).

New!!: Portmanteau and Autological word · See more »


Île-de-France ("Island of France"), also known as the région parisienne ("Parisian Region"), is one of the 18 regions of France and includes the city of Paris.

New!!: Portmanteau and Île-de-France · See more »


Bekasi City (Kota Bekasi, Sundanese:, Chinese: 勿加泗市) is a city in West Java, Indonesia, located on the eastern border of Jakarta within the Jakarta metropolitan region.

New!!: Portmanteau and Bekasi · See more »

Ben Affleck

Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt (born August 15, 1972) is an American actor and filmmaker.

New!!: Portmanteau and Ben Affleck · See more »

Ben Zimmer

Benjamin Zimmer (born 1971) is an American linguist, lexicographer, and language commentator.

New!!: Portmanteau and Ben Zimmer · See more »

Big Hero 6 (film)

Big Hero 6 is a 2014 American 3D computer-animated superhero film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures.

New!!: Portmanteau and Big Hero 6 (film) · See more »

Bill Clinton

William Jefferson Clinton (born August 19, 1946) is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001.

New!!: Portmanteau and Bill Clinton · See more »


The Bjelkemander was the term given to a system of malapportionment in the Australian state of Queensland in the 1970s and 1980s.

New!!: Portmanteau and Bjelkemander · See more »

Blend word

In linguistics, a blend word is one formed from parts of two or more other words.

New!!: Portmanteau and Blend word · See more »


Bogor (Sundanese: ᮘᮧᮌᮧᮁ, Dutch: Buitenzorg) is a city in the West Java province, Indonesia.

New!!: Portmanteau and Bogor · See more »

Boris Vian

Boris Vian (10 March 1920 – 23 June 1959) was a French polymath: writer, poet, musician, singer, translator, critic, actor, inventor and engineer.

New!!: Portmanteau and Boris Vian · See more »

Brad Pitt

William Bradley "Brad" Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an American actor and film producer.

New!!: Portmanteau and Brad Pitt · See more »

Brahmaputra River

The Brahmaputra (is one of the major rivers of Asia, a trans-boundary river which flows through China, India and Bangladesh. As such, it is known by various names in the region: Assamese: ব্ৰহ্মপুত্ৰ নদ ('নদ' nôd, masculine form of 'নদী' nôdi "river") Brôhmôputrô; ब्रह्मपुत्र, IAST:; Yarlung Tsangpo;. It is also called Tsangpo-Brahmaputra (when referring to the whole river including the stretch within Tibet). The Manas River, which runs through Bhutan, joins it at Jogighopa, in India. It is the ninth largest river in the world by discharge, and the 15th longest. With its origin in the Manasarovar Lake, located on the northern side of the Himalayas in Burang County of Tibet as the Yarlung Tsangpo River, it flows across southern Tibet to break through the Himalayas in great gorges (including the Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon) and into Arunachal Pradesh (India). It flows southwest through the Assam Valley as Brahmaputra and south through Bangladesh as the Jamuna (not to be mistaken with Yamuna of India). In the vast Ganges Delta, it merges with the Padma, the popular name of the river Ganges in Bangladesh, and finally the Meghna and from here it is known as Meghna before emptying into the Bay of Bengal. About long, the Brahmaputra is an important river for irrigation and transportation. The average depth of the river is and maximum depth is. The river is prone to catastrophic flooding in the spring when Himalayas snow melts. The average discharge of the river is about, and floods can reach over. It is a classic example of a braided river and is highly susceptible to channel migration and avulsion. It is also one of the few rivers in the world that exhibit a tidal bore. It is navigable for most of its length. The river drains the Himalaya east of the Indo-Nepal border, south-central portion of the Tibetan plateau above the Ganga basin, south-eastern portion of Tibet, the Patkai-Bum hills, the northern slopes of the Meghalaya hills, the Assam plains, and the northern portion of Bangladesh. The basin, especially south of Tibet, is characterized by high levels of rainfall. Kangchenjunga (8,586 m) is the only peak above 8,000 m, hence is the highest point within the Brahmaputra basin. The Brahmaputra's upper course was long unknown, and its identity with the Yarlung Tsangpo was only established by exploration in 1884–86. This river is often called Tsangpo-Brahmaputra river. The lower reaches are sacred to Hindus. While most rivers on the Indian subcontinent have female names, this river has a rare male name, as it means "son of Brahma" in Sanskrit (putra means "son").

New!!: Portmanteau and Brahmaputra River · See more »


The BrahMos (designated PJ-10).

New!!: Portmanteau and BrahMos · See more »

Brazilian Portuguese

Brazilian Portuguese (português do Brasil or português brasileiro) is a set of dialects of the Portuguese language used mostly in Brazil.

New!!: Portmanteau and Brazilian Portuguese · See more »


Brexit is the impending withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU).

New!!: Portmanteau and Brexit · See more »


Brunch is a combination of breakfast and lunch eaten usually during the late morning to early afternoon, generally served from 10am up to 2pm, and regularly has some form of alcoholic drink (most usually champagne or a cocktail) served with it.

New!!: Portmanteau and Brunch · See more »

Calexico, California

Calexico is a city in Imperial County, California.

New!!: Portmanteau and Calexico, California · See more »


Cambozola is a cow's milk cheese that is a combination in style of a French soft-ripened triple cream cheese and Italian Gorgonzola.

New!!: Portmanteau and Cambozola · See more »


Cambridge is a university city and the county town of Cambridgeshire, England, on the River Cam approximately north of London.

New!!: Portmanteau and Cambridge · See more »


Camembert is a moist, soft, creamy, surface-ripened cow's milk cheese.

New!!: Portmanteau and Camembert · See more »

Central business district

A central business district (CBD) is the commercial and business centre of a city.

New!!: Portmanteau and Central business district · See more »


Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles.

New!!: Portmanteau and Chicago · See more »

Cianjur, Cianjur Regency

Cianjur is a town and district in the West Java province of Indonesia, and is the capital of Cianjur Regency.

New!!: Portmanteau and Cianjur, Cianjur Regency · See more »

Clipping (morphology)

In linguistics, clipping is the word formation process which consists in the reduction of a word to one of its parts (Marchand: 1969).

New!!: Portmanteau and Clipping (morphology) · See more »

Clothes valet

Clothes valet, also called men's valet, valet stand and suit stand, is an item of furniture on which clothes, particularly men's suits, may be hung.

New!!: Portmanteau and Clothes valet · See more »


Coffee is a brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans, which are the seeds of berries from the Coffea plant.

New!!: Portmanteau and Coffee · See more »

Cola Cao

Cola Cao is a high-energy chocolate drink with vitamins and minerals that originated in Spain and is now produced and marketed in several countries.

New!!: Portmanteau and Cola Cao · See more »

Commonwealth Edison

Commonwealth Edison, commonly known as ComEd, is the largest electric utility in Illinois, holding monopoly in Chicago and Northern Illinois area.

New!!: Portmanteau and Commonwealth Edison · See more »

Compound (linguistics)

In linguistics, a compound is a lexeme (less precisely, a word) that consists of more than one stem.

New!!: Portmanteau and Compound (linguistics) · See more »

Contraction (grammar)

A contraction is a shortened version of the written and spoken forms of a word, syllable, or word group, created by omission of internal letters and sounds.

New!!: Portmanteau and Contraction (grammar) · See more »


A conurbation is a region comprising a number of cities, large towns, and other urban areas that, through population growth and physical expansion, have merged to form one continuous urban or industrially developed area.

New!!: Portmanteau and Conurbation · See more »

Corned beef

Corned beef is a salt-cured beef product.

New!!: Portmanteau and Corned beef · See more »


A crossword is a word puzzle that usually takes the form of a square or a rectangular grid of white-and black-shaded squares.

New!!: Portmanteau and Crossword · See more »


Depok (ᮓᮦᮕᮧᮊ᮪) is a city in West Java province, Indonesia on the southern border of Jakarta SCR in the Greater Jakarta metropolitan region.

New!!: Portmanteau and Depok · See more »

Desi Arnaz

Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III (March 2, 1917 – December 2, 1986), better known as Desi Arnaz or Desi Arnaz, Sr., was a Cuban-born American actor, musician, and television producer.

New!!: Portmanteau and Desi Arnaz · See more »

Desilu Productions

Desilu Productions was an American production company founded and co-owned by husband and wife Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball, best known for shows such as I Love Lucy, Star Trek, and The Untouchables.

New!!: Portmanteau and Desilu Productions · See more »


An egg is the organic vessel containing the zygote in which an animal embryo develops until it can survive on its own; at which point the animal hatches.

New!!: Portmanteau and Egg · See more »

Elbridge Gerry

Elbridge Gerry (July 17, 1744 (O.S. July 6, 1744) – November 23, 1814) was an American statesman and diplomat.

New!!: Portmanteau and Elbridge Gerry · See more »


England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

New!!: Portmanteau and England · See more »


An epithet (from ἐπίθετον epitheton, neuter of ἐπίθετος epithetos, "attributed, added") is a byname, or a descriptive term (word or phrase), accompanying or occurring in place of a name and having entered common usage.

New!!: Portmanteau and Epithet · See more »


Eurasia is a combined continental landmass of Europe and Asia.

New!!: Portmanteau and Eurasia · See more »

European Portuguese

European Portuguese (português europeu), also known as Lusitanian Portuguese (português lusitano) and Portuguese of Portugal (português de Portugal) in Brazil, or even “Portuguese Portuguese” refers to the Portuguese language spoken in Portugal.

New!!: Portmanteau and European Portuguese · See more »

False friend

False friends are words in two languages that look or sound similar, but differ significantly in meaning.

New!!: Portmanteau and False friend · See more »

Frances Fitzgerald (politician)

Frances Mary Fitzgerald (née Ryan; born 1 August 1950) is an Irish Fine Gael politician who served as Tánaiste from 2016 to 2017, and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation from June 2017 to November 2017.

New!!: Portmanteau and Frances Fitzgerald (politician) · See more »


Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley (1797–1851) that tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a grotesque but sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.

New!!: Portmanteau and Frankenstein · See more »


Frankfurt, officially the City of Frankfurt am Main ("Frankfurt on the Main"), is a metropolis and the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany.

New!!: Portmanteau and Frankfurt · See more »


A frogman is someone who is trained in scuba diving or swimming underwater in a tactical capacity that includes police or military work.

New!!: Portmanteau and Frogman · See more »


Gaeltacht (plural Gaeltachtaí) is an Irish-language word for any primarily Irish-speaking region.

New!!: Portmanteau and Gaeltacht · See more »


is Japanese for "loan word" or "borrowed word", and indicates a transliteration (or "transvocalization") into Japanese.

New!!: Portmanteau and Gairaigo · See more »

Galicia (Spain)

Galicia (Galician: Galicia, Galiza; Galicia; Galiza) is an autonomous community of Spain and historic nationality under Spanish law.

New!!: Portmanteau and Galicia (Spain) · See more »

Game show

A game show is a type of radio, television, or stage show in which contestants, individually or as teams, play a game which involves answering questions or solving puzzles, usually for money or prizes.

New!!: Portmanteau and Game show · See more »


Gerrymandering is a practice intended to establish a political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating district boundaries.

New!!: Portmanteau and Gerrymandering · See more »

Ghil'ad Zuckermann

Ghil'ad Zuckermann (גלעד צוקרמן,, born 1 June 1971) is a linguist and revivalist who works in contact linguistics, lexicology and the study of language, culture and identity.

New!!: Portmanteau and Ghil'ad Zuckermann · See more »


Gin is liquor which derives its predominant flavour from juniper berries (Juniperus communis).

New!!: Portmanteau and Gin · See more »


Gorgonzola is a veined Italian blue cheese, made from unskimmed cow's milk.

New!!: Portmanteau and Gorgonzola · See more »


In linguistics, grammar (from Greek: γραμματική) is the set of structural rules governing the composition of clauses, phrases, and words in any given natural language.

New!!: Portmanteau and Grammar · See more »


Hanukkah (חֲנֻכָּה, Tiberian:, usually spelled rtl, pronounced in Modern Hebrew, or in Yiddish; a transliteration also romanized as Chanukah or Ḥanukah) is a Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire.

New!!: Portmanteau and Hanukkah · See more »

Hejazi Arabic

Hejazi Arabic or Hijazi Arabic (حجازي), also known as West Arabian Arabic, is a variety of Arabic spoken in the Hejaz region in Saudi Arabia.

New!!: Portmanteau and Hejazi Arabic · See more »

Hetalia: Axis Powers

is a Japanese webcomic, later adapted as a manga and an anime series, by Hidekaz Himaruya.

New!!: Portmanteau and Hetalia: Axis Powers · See more »

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947) is an American politician and diplomat who served as the First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001, U.S. Senator from New York from 2001 to 2009, 67th United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, and the Democratic Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election.

New!!: Portmanteau and Hillary Clinton · See more »


Hinglish, a portmanteau of Hindi and English, is the macaronic hybrid use of English and South Asian languages from across the Indian subcontinent, involving code-switching between these languages whereby they are freely interchanged within a sentence or between sentences.

New!!: Portmanteau and Hinglish · See more »

Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty is a character in an English nursery rhyme, probably originally a riddle and one of the best known in the English-speaking world.

New!!: Portmanteau and Humpty Dumpty · See more »

Hybrid word

A hybrid word or hybridism is a word that etymologically derives from at least two languages.

New!!: Portmanteau and Hybrid word · See more »

Indonesian Army

The Indonesian Army (Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Darat, TNI–AD), the land component of the Indonesian National Armed Forces, has an estimated strength of 300,000 active personnel.

New!!: Portmanteau and Indonesian Army · See more »

Indonesian language

Indonesian (bahasa Indonesia) is the official language of Indonesia.

New!!: Portmanteau and Indonesian language · See more »

Indonesian Navy

The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Laut, TNI-AL) was founded on 10 September 1945.

New!!: Portmanteau and Indonesian Navy · See more »

Irish language

The Irish language (Gaeilge), also referred to as the Gaelic or the Irish Gaelic language, is a Goidelic language (Gaelic) of the Indo-European language family originating in Ireland and historically spoken by the Irish people.

New!!: Portmanteau and Irish language · See more »

Irish republicanism

Irish republicanism (poblachtánachas Éireannach) is an ideology based on the belief that all of Ireland should be an independent republic.

New!!: Portmanteau and Irish republicanism · See more »


Italy (Italia), officially the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana), is a sovereign state in Europe.

New!!: Portmanteau and Italy · See more »


"Jabberwocky" is a nonsense poem written by Lewis Carroll about the killing of a creature named "the Jabberwock".

New!!: Portmanteau and Jabberwocky · See more »


Jabodetabek or Greater Jakarta is an official and administrative definition of the urban area or megacity surrounding the Indonesia capital city, Jakarta. The original term "Jabotabek" dated from the late 1970s and was revised to "Jabodetabek" in 1999 when "De" (for "Depok") was inserted into the name following its formation. It finally included DKI Jakarta, five cities and three regencies. The area comprises Jakarta and parts of West Java and Banten provinces, specifically the three regencies of those provinces which surround Jakarta - Bekasi and Bogor in West Java, and Tangerang in Banten. Also included were the Kota (formerly Kotamadya) independent municipalities of Bogor, Depok, Bekasi, Tangerang and South Tangerang. The name of the region is taken from the first two (or three) letters of each city's name: Jabo(de)tabek from Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi. The population of Jabodetabek, with an area of 6,392 km2, was over 28.0 million according to the Indonesian Census 2010, and by January 2014 was officially estimated to have increased to over 30.0 millionPenduduk Kabupaten/Kota Umur Tunggal - Tahun 2014. making it the most populous region in Indonesia, as well as the second most populous urban area in the world after Tokyo. The population share of Jabodetabek to national population was increased from 6.1% in 1961 to 11.26% in 2010.Rustiadi et al., Pembangunan Kawasan Transmigrasi Dalam Perspektif Pengembangan Wilayah & Perdesaan, 2012 The region is the center of government, culture, education, and economy of Indonesia. It has pulled many people from throughout of Indonesia to come, live and work. Its economic power makes Jabodetabek the country's premier center for finance, manufacture and commerce. The region was established in 1976 through Presidential Instruction No. 13 in response to the needs to sustain the growing population of capital city. Indonesia's government established Jabotabek Cooperation Body (Badan Kerjasama Pembangunan) of the joint secretariat of Government of DKI Jakarta and West Java province.R.B. Singh, Urban Development Challenges, Risks and Resilience in Asian Mega Cities, 2014.

New!!: Portmanteau and Jabodetabek · See more »

Jacques Cousteau

Jacques-Yves Cousteau (11 June 1910 – 25 June 1997) was a French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water.

New!!: Portmanteau and Jacques Cousteau · See more »


Jakarta, officially the Special Capital Region of Jakarta (Daerah Khusus Ibu Kota Jakarta), is the capital and largest city of Indonesia.

New!!: Portmanteau and Jakarta · See more »

Jakarta-Bogor-Ciawi Toll Road

The Jagorawi Toll Road was the first toll road in Indonesia.

New!!: Portmanteau and Jakarta-Bogor-Ciawi Toll Road · See more »

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lynn Lopez (born July 24, 1969) is an American singer, actress, dancer and producer.

New!!: Portmanteau and Jennifer Lopez · See more »


Jeopardy! is an American television game show created by Merv Griffin.

New!!: Portmanteau and Jeopardy! · See more »

Jewish holidays

Jewish holidays, also known as Jewish festivals or Yamim Tovim ("Good Days", or singular Yom Tov, in transliterated Hebrew), are holidays observed in Judaism and by JewsThis article focuses on practices of mainstream Rabbinic Judaism.

New!!: Portmanteau and Jewish holidays · See more »


Kanji (漢字) are the adopted logographic Chinese characters that are used in the Japanese writing system.

New!!: Portmanteau and Kanji · See more »


Karaoke, is a form of interactive entertainment or video game developed in Japan in which an amateur singer sings along with recorded music (a music video) using a microphone.

New!!: Portmanteau and Karaoke · See more »

Katie Holmes

Kate Noelle Holmes (born December 18, 1978) is an American actress.

New!!: Portmanteau and Katie Holmes · See more »


Kleenex is a brand name for a variety of paper-based products such as facial tissue, bathroom tissue, paper towels, tampons, and diapers.

New!!: Portmanteau and Kleenex · See more »


Kopaska (Indonesian: Komando Pasukan Katak) is the premier frogman and underwater demolition unit of the Indonesian Navy.

New!!: Portmanteau and KOPASKA · See more »


Kopassus (a portmanteau of Komando Pasukan Khusus or "Special Forces Command") is an Indonesian Army (TNI-AD) special forces group that conducts special operations missions for the Indonesian government, such as direct action, unconventional warfare, sabotage, counter-insurgency, counter-terrorism, intelligence gathering and Special reconnaissance (SR).

New!!: Portmanteau and Kopassus · See more »


Kreuzberg, a part of the combined Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg borough located south of Mitte since 2001, is one of the best-known areas of Berlin, Germany.

New!!: Portmanteau and Kreuzberg · See more »

La 1 (Spanish TV channel)

La 1 (La Uno, The One), is the flagship television channel of Spanish public broadcaster Radiotelevisión Española (RTVE).

New!!: Portmanteau and La 1 (Spanish TV channel) · See more »

Language Log

Language Log is a collaborative language blog maintained by Mark Liberman, a phonetician at the University of Pennsylvania.

New!!: Portmanteau and Language Log · See more »


Lechón in Spanish or Leitão in Portuguese is a pork dish in several regions of the world, most specifically in Bairrada, Portugal and Spain and its former colonial possessions throughout the world.

New!!: Portmanteau and Lechon · See more »

Lewis Carroll

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon, and photographer.

New!!: Portmanteau and Lewis Carroll · See more »


The liger is a hybrid offspring of a male lion (Panthera leo) and a female tiger (Panthera tigris).

New!!: Portmanteau and Liger · See more »

Linguistic purism in Icelandic

Linguistic purism in Icelandic is the policy of substituting loanwords with the creation of new words from Old Icelandic and Old Norse roots and preventing new loanwords from entering the language.

New!!: Portmanteau and Linguistic purism in Icelandic · See more »


Linguistics is the scientific study of language, and involves an analysis of language form, language meaning, and language in context.

New!!: Portmanteau and Linguistics · See more »


The lion (Panthera leo) is a species in the cat family (Felidae).

New!!: Portmanteau and Lion · See more »

List of geographic names derived from portmanteaus

This is a list of geographic names derived from portmanteaus.

New!!: Portmanteau and List of geographic names derived from portmanteaus · See more »

List of portmanteaus

This is a selection of portmanteau words.

New!!: Portmanteau and List of portmanteaus · See more »

Lucille Ball

Lucille Désirée Ball (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989) was an American actress, comedian, model, film-studio executive, and producer.

New!!: Portmanteau and Lucille Ball · See more »


Luzon is the largest and most populous island in the Philippines.

New!!: Portmanteau and Luzon · See more »


Luzviminda (sometimes LuzViMinda) is a portmanteau of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, the names of the three major Philippine island groups.

New!!: Portmanteau and Luzviminda · See more »

Madura Island

Madura is an Indonesian island off the northeastern coast of Java.

New!!: Portmanteau and Madura Island · See more »

Main (river)

The Main (is a river in Germany. With a length of (including its 52 km long source river White Main), it is the longest right tributary of the Rhine. It is also the longest river lying entirely in Germany (if the Weser and the Werra are considered as two separate rivers; together they are longer). The largest cities along the Main are Frankfurt am Main and Würzburg.

New!!: Portmanteau and Main (river) · See more »


Mainhattan is the central business district of Frankfurt.

New!!: Portmanteau and Mainhattan · See more »

Malari incident

The Malari incident (Peristiwa Malari, short for Malapetaka Lima Belas Januari, "Fifteenth of January Disaster") was a student demonstration and riot that happened from 15 to 16 January 1974.

New!!: Portmanteau and Malari incident · See more »


Manhattan is the most densely populated borough of New York City, its economic and administrative center, and its historical birthplace.

New!!: Portmanteau and Manhattan · See more »


Mexicali is the capital city of the Mexican state of Baja California and seat of the Municipality of Mexicali.

New!!: Portmanteau and Mexicali · See more »

Mexican Spanish

Mexican Spanish (español mexicano) is a set of varieties of the Spanish language as spoken in Mexico and in some parts of the United States and Canada.

New!!: Portmanteau and Mexican Spanish · See more »


A microcomputer is a small, relatively inexpensive computer with a microprocessor as its central processing unit (CPU).

New!!: Portmanteau and Microcomputer · See more »


Microsoft Corporation (abbreviated as MS) is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington.

New!!: Portmanteau and Microsoft · See more »


The milkfish (Chanos chanos) is the sole living species in the family Chanidae.

New!!: Portmanteau and Milkfish · See more »


Mindanao is the second largest island in the Philippines.

New!!: Portmanteau and Mindanao · See more »


Miramax (also known as Miramax Films) is an American entertainment company known for producing and distributing films and television shows.

New!!: Portmanteau and Miramax · See more »

Mobile phone

A mobile phone, known as a cell phone in North America, is a portable telephone that can make and receive calls over a radio frequency link while the user is moving within a telephone service area.

New!!: Portmanteau and Mobile phone · See more »

Modern Hebrew

No description.

New!!: Portmanteau and Modern Hebrew · See more »


A morpheme is the smallest grammatical unit in a language.

New!!: Portmanteau and Morpheme · See more »

Moskva River

The Moskva River (река Москва, Москва-река, Moskva-reka) is a river of western Russia.

New!!: Portmanteau and Moskva River · See more »


A naíonra (plural: naíonraí) is an Irish medium playgroup for pre-school children, which follows the principle of Total Early Immersion.

New!!: Portmanteau and Naíonra · See more »

Nasi goreng

Nasi goreng, literally meaning "fried rice" in Indonesian, can refer simply to fried pre-cooked rice, a meal including stir fried rice in a small amount of cooking oil or margarine, typically spiced with kecap manis (sweet soy sauce), shallot, garlic, ground shrimp paste, tamarind and chilli and accompanied by other ingredients, particularly egg, chicken and prawns.

New!!: Portmanteau and Nasi goreng · See more »

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman (born Neta-Lee Hershlag on June 9, 1981) is an Israeli-American actress, film producer and director.

New!!: Portmanteau and Natalie Portman · See more »


A neologism (from Greek νέο- néo-, "new" and λόγος lógos, "speech, utterance") is a relatively recent or isolated term, word, or phrase that may be in the process of entering common use, but that has not yet been fully accepted into mainstream language.

New!!: Portmanteau and Neologism · See more »


Neukölln ("New Cölln") is one of the twelve Boroughs of Berlin.

New!!: Portmanteau and Neukölln · See more »

Office québécois de la langue française

The Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF) (Quebec Board of the French Language), sometimes pejoratively referred to as the Quebec language police in English, is a public organization established on March 24, 1961 by the Liberal government of Jean Lesage.

New!!: Portmanteau and Office québécois de la langue française · See more »

On (Japanese prosody)

The term On (rarely Onji) refers to counting phonetic sounds in Japanese poetry.

New!!: Portmanteau and On (Japanese prosody) · See more »


Oxbridge is a portmanteau of "Oxford" and "Cambridge"; the two oldest, most prestigious, and consistently most highly-ranked universities in the United Kingdom.

New!!: Portmanteau and Oxbridge · See more »


Oxford is a city in the South East region of England and the county town of Oxfordshire.

New!!: Portmanteau and Oxford · See more »

Petit Robert

Le Petit Robert is a popular single-volume French dictionary first published by Paul Robert in 1967, an abridgement of his eight-volume Dictionnaire alphabétique et analogique de la langue française.

New!!: Portmanteau and Petit Robert · See more »


The Philippines (Pilipinas or Filipinas), officially the Republic of the Philippines (Republika ng Pilipinas), is a unitary sovereign and archipelagic country in Southeast Asia.

New!!: Portmanteau and Philippines · See more »

Phone (phonetics)

In phonetics and linguistics, a phone is any distinct speech sound or gesture, regardless of whether the exact sound is critical to the meanings of words.

New!!: Portmanteau and Phone (phonetics) · See more »


Pinoy is an informal demonym referring to the Filipino people in the Philippines and their culture as well as to overseas Filipinos in the Filipino diaspora.

New!!: Portmanteau and Pinoy · See more »


The Playmander was a pro-rural electoral malapportionment in the Australian state of South Australia, introduced by the incumbent Liberal and Country League (LCL) government, and in place for 32 years from 1936 to 1968.

New!!: Portmanteau and Playmander · See more »


is a media franchise managed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese consortium between Nintendo, Game Freak, and Creatures.

New!!: Portmanteau and Pokémon · See more »

Portmanteau (luggage)

A portmanteau is a piece of luggage, usually made of leather and opening into two equal parts.

New!!: Portmanteau and Portmanteau (luggage) · See more »


A preschool, also known as nursery school, pre-primary school, playschool or kindergarten, is an educational establishment or learning space offering early childhood education to children before they begin compulsory education at primary school.

New!!: Portmanteau and Preschool · See more »


A prison, also known as a correctional facility, jail, gaol (dated, British English), penitentiary (American English), detention center (American English), or remand center is a facility in which inmates are forcibly confined and denied a variety of freedoms under the authority of the state.

New!!: Portmanteau and Prison · See more »

Proper noun

A proper noun is a noun that in its primary application refers to a unique entity, such as London, Jupiter, Sarah, or Microsoft, as distinguished from a common noun, which usually refers to a class of entities (city, planet, person, corporation), or non-unique instances of a specific class (a city, another planet, these persons, our corporation).

New!!: Portmanteau and Proper noun · See more »

Punch (magazine)

Punch; or, The London Charivari was a British weekly magazine of humour and satire established in 1841 by Henry Mayhew and engraver Ebenezer Landells.

New!!: Portmanteau and Punch (magazine) · See more »


Quebec (Québec)According to the Canadian government, Québec (with the acute accent) is the official name in French and Quebec (without the accent) is the province's official name in English; the name is.

New!!: Portmanteau and Quebec · See more »


Rabbitfishes or spinefoots are perciform fishes in the family Siganidae.

New!!: Portmanteau and Rabbitfish · See more »


Groupe Renault is a French multinational automobile manufacturer established in 1899.

New!!: Portmanteau and Renault · See more »

Renault Twingo

The Renault Twingo is a city car manufactured and marketed by the French automaker Renault, currently in its third generation.

New!!: Portmanteau and Renault Twingo · See more »

Saint-Jean-Baptiste Society

The Saint-Jean-Baptiste Society (French: Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste) is an institution in Quebec dedicated to the protection of Quebec francophone interests and to the promotion of Quebec sovereignism.

New!!: Portmanteau and Saint-Jean-Baptiste Society · See more »

Salamanders in folklore

The salamander is an amphibian of the order Urodela which, as with many real creatures, often has been ascribed fantastic and sometimes occult qualities by pre-modern authors (as in the allegorical descriptions of animals in medieval bestiaries) not possessed by the real organism.

New!!: Portmanteau and Salamanders in folklore · See more »

San Francisco

San Francisco (initials SF;, Spanish for 'Saint Francis'), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California.

New!!: Portmanteau and San Francisco · See more »


SandhiThe pronunciation of the word "sandhi" is rather diverse among English speakers.

New!!: Portmanteau and Sandhi · See more »


Sanskrit is the primary liturgical language of Hinduism; a philosophical language of Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism; and a former literary language and lingua franca for the educated of ancient and medieval India.

New!!: Portmanteau and Sanskrit · See more »

Sarah Palin

Sarah Louise Palin (née Heath; born February 11, 1964) is an American politician, commentator, author, and reality television personality, who served as the ninth Governor of Alaska from 2006 until her resignation in 2009.

New!!: Portmanteau and Sarah Palin · See more »


is a Japanese manga series by Strike Tanaka, serialized in Media Factory's ''shōjo'' manga magazine Monthly Comic Gene since 2011.

New!!: Portmanteau and Servamp · See more »


Shorts are a garment worn over the pelvic area, circling the waist and splitting to cover the upper part of the legs, sometimes extending down to the knees but not covering the entire length of the leg.

New!!: Portmanteau and Shorts · See more »

Sino-Japanese vocabulary

Sino-Japanese vocabulary or refers to that portion of the Japanese vocabulary that originated in Chinese or has been created from elements borrowed from Chinese.

New!!: Portmanteau and Sino-Japanese vocabulary · See more »


A skirt is the lower part of a dress or gown, covering the person from the waist downwards, or a separate outer garment serving this purpose.

New!!: Portmanteau and Skirt · See more »


A skort is a pair of shorts with a fabric panel resembling a skirt covering the front, or a skirt with a pair of integral shorts hidden underneath.

New!!: Portmanteau and Skort · See more »


Computer software, or simply software, is a generic term that refers to a collection of data or computer instructions that tell the computer how to work, in contrast to the physical hardware from which the system is built, that actually performs the work.

New!!: Portmanteau and Software · See more »

Spam (food)

Spam (stylized SPAM) is a brand of canned cooked meat made by Hormel Foods Corporation.

New!!: Portmanteau and Spam (food) · See more »

Spanish language

Spanish or Castilian, is a Western Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain and today has hundreds of millions of native speakers in Latin America and Spain.

New!!: Portmanteau and Spanish language · See more »

Special forces

Special forces and special operations forces are military units trained to conduct special operations.

New!!: Portmanteau and Special forces · See more »


A spork (a portmanteau of spoon and fork), is a hybrid form of cutlery taking the form of a spoon-like shallow scoop with two to four tines.

New!!: Portmanteau and Spork · See more »


A supercouple or super couple (also known as a power couple) is a popular or wealthy pairing that intrigues and fascinates the public in an intense or obsessive fashion.

New!!: Portmanteau and Supercouple · See more »


Surabaya (formerly Dutch: Soerabaia and later Surabaja) is a port city and the capital of East Java (Jawa Timur) province of Indonesia.

New!!: Portmanteau and Surabaya · See more »

Surabaya-Madura National Bridge

The Suramadu Bridge (Jembatan Suramadu), also known as the Surabaya–Madura Bridge, is a cable-stayed bridge between Surabaya on the island of Java and the town of Bangkalan on the island of Madura in Indonesia.

New!!: Portmanteau and Surabaya-Madura National Bridge · See more »

Tagalog language

Tagalog is an Austronesian language spoken as a first language by a quarter of the population of the Philippines and as a second language by the majority.

New!!: Portmanteau and Tagalog language · See more »


Taglish, or less commonly Englog, is code-switching in the use of English and Tagalog, the most common languages of the Philippines.

New!!: Portmanteau and Taglish · See more »


Tanganyika was a sovereign state, comprising the mainland part of present-day Tanzania, that existed from 1961 until 1964.

New!!: Portmanteau and Tanganyika · See more »


Tangerang (Sundanese:, Chinese: 丹格朗) is a city in the province of Banten, Indonesia.

New!!: Portmanteau and Tangerang · See more »


Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania), is a sovereign state in eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region.

New!!: Portmanteau and Tanzania · See more »


The Tánaiste is the deputy head of government of Ireland and the second-most senior officer in the Government of Ireland.

New!!: Portmanteau and Tánaiste · See more »


A telephone, or phone, is a telecommunications device that permits two or more users to conduct a conversation when they are too far apart to be heard directly.

New!!: Portmanteau and Telephone · See more »

Television advertisement

A television advertisement (also called a television commercial, commercial or ad in American English, and known in British English as a TV advert or simply an advert) is a span of television programming produced and paid for by an organization.

New!!: Portmanteau and Television advertisement · See more »

Texarkana, Texas

Texarkana is a city in Bowie County, Texas, United States, located in the Ark-La-Tex region.

New!!: Portmanteau and Texarkana, Texas · See more »

Thanksgiving (United States)

Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a public holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States.

New!!: Portmanteau and Thanksgiving (United States) · See more »


Thanksgivukkah is a holiday name portmanteau neologism given to the convergence of the American holiday of '''Thanksgiv'''ing and the first day (and second night) of the Jewish holiday of Han'''ukkah''' on Thursday, November 28, 2013.

New!!: Portmanteau and Thanksgivukkah · See more »

The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo (Le Comte de Monte-Cristo) is an adventure novel by French author Alexandre Dumas (père) completed in 1844.

New!!: Portmanteau and The Count of Monte Cristo · See more »

The Hunting of the Snark

The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in 8 Fits) is a poem written by English writer Lewis Carroll.

New!!: Portmanteau and The Hunting of the Snark · See more »

The New York Times

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

New!!: Portmanteau and The New York Times · See more »

Thomas Edison

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor.

New!!: Portmanteau and Thomas Edison · See more »

Through the Looking-Glass

Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871) is a novel by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865).

New!!: Portmanteau and Through the Looking-Glass · See more »

Tibetic languages

The Tibetic languages are a cluster of Sino-Tibetan languages descended from Old Tibetan, spoken across a wide area of eastern Central Asia bordering the Indian subcontinent, including the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalayas in Baltistan, Ladakh, Nepal, Sikkim, and Bhutan.

New!!: Portmanteau and Tibetic languages · See more »


The tiger (Panthera tigris) is the largest cat species, most recognizable for its pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with a lighter underside.

New!!: Portmanteau and Tiger · See more »


A tigon or tiglon is a hybrid cross between a male tiger (Panthera tigris) and a female lion (Panthera leo).

New!!: Portmanteau and Tigon · See more »

Time (magazine)

Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City.

New!!: Portmanteau and Time (magazine) · See more »


Tocino is bacon in Spanish, typically made from the pork belly and often formed into cubes in Spain.

New!!: Portmanteau and Tocino · See more »


, officially, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and has been the capital since 1869.

New!!: Portmanteau and Tokyo · See more »

Tom Cruise

Thomas Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV; July 3, 1962) is an American actor and producer.

New!!: Portmanteau and Tom Cruise · See more »

Track (rail transport)

The track on a railway or railroad, also known as the permanent way, is the structure consisting of the rails, fasteners, railroad ties (sleepers, British English) and ballast (or slab track), plus the underlying subgrade.

New!!: Portmanteau and Track (rail transport) · See more »


Turducken is a dish consisting of a deboned chicken stuffed into a deboned duck, further stuffed into a deboned turkey.

New!!: Portmanteau and Turducken · See more »

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

New!!: Portmanteau and United Kingdom · See more »

United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

New!!: Portmanteau and United States · See more »

University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly known as Penn or UPenn) is a private Ivy League research university located in University City section of West Philadelphia.

New!!: Portmanteau and University of Pennsylvania · See more »

University of Tokyo

, abbreviated as or UTokyo, is a public research university located in Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan.

New!!: Portmanteau and University of Tokyo · See more »


Velcro Companies is a privately held company that produces fasteners and other products.

New!!: Portmanteau and Velcro · See more »

Verizon Communications

Verizon Communications Inc., or simply Verizon, is an American multinational telecommunications conglomerate and a corporate component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

New!!: Portmanteau and Verizon Communications · See more »


A vernacular, or vernacular language, is the language or variety of a language used in everyday life by the common people of a specific population.

New!!: Portmanteau and Vernacular · See more »


The Visayas, or the Visayan Islands (Visayan: Kabisay-an,; Kabisayaan), is one of the three principal geographical divisions of the Philippines, along with Luzon and Mindanao.

New!!: Portmanteau and Visayas · See more »

Wallah (Arabic)

Wallah (وَٱللّٰه, i.e. by God) is an Arabic expression meaning "I swear on Gods name" used to make a promise or express great credibility on an expression typically used as arabic slang.

New!!: Portmanteau and Wallah (Arabic) · See more »


are Japanese-language expressions based on English words or parts of word combinations, that do not exist in standard English or whose meanings differ from the words from which they were derived.

New!!: Portmanteau and Wasei-eigo · See more »


Winter is the coldest season of the year in polar and temperate zones (winter does not occur in the tropical zone).

New!!: Portmanteau and Winter · See more »

Withdrawal from the European Union

Withdrawal from the European Union is the legal and political process whereby a member state of the European Union ceases to be a member of the union.

New!!: Portmanteau and Withdrawal from the European Union · See more »

Word stem

In linguistics, a stem is a part of a word.

New!!: Portmanteau and Word stem · See more »

World of A Song of Ice and Fire

The fictional world in which the A Song of Ice and Fire novels by George R. R. Martin take place is divided into several continents, known collectively as The Known World.

New!!: Portmanteau and World of A Song of Ice and Fire · See more »


Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania.

New!!: Portmanteau and Zanzibar · See more »

Redirects here:

Archive of portmanteau word lists, Frankenword, Grammatical blend, Hybrid pun, List of hybrid word puns used in pop culture, Mot-valise, Name-mashing, Name-meshing, Portemanteau, Portmandeau, Portmanteau word, Portmanteau word (version 2), Portmanteauitaric, Portmanteaus, Portmanteaux, Portmantuae, Portmantuea, Portmonteau, Wombination.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portmanteau

Hey! We are on Facebook now! »