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portmanteau word

noun [C] uk   us  
a word formed by combining two other words: "Jeggings" is a portmanteau word formed from "jeans" and "leggings".
(Definition of portmanteau word from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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