Meaning of “portmanteau word” in the English Dictionary

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"portmanteau word" in British English

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portmanteau wordnoun [ C ]

uk /pɔːtˈmæn.təʊ ˌwɜːd/ us /pɔːrtˈmæn.toʊ ˌwɝːd/

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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)