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portmanteau

noun [C] uk   /pɔːtˈmæn.təʊ/  us   /pɔːrtˈmæn.toʊ/ (plural portmanteaus or portmanteaux uk   /-təʊz/  us   /-toʊz/ ) old-fashioned
a large case for carrying clothes while travelling, especially one that opens out into two parts

portmanteau

adjective [before noun] uk   /pɔːtˈmæn.təʊ/  us   /pɔːrtˈmæn.toʊ/
consisting of a wide range of things that are considered as a single thing: The Official Secrets Act was described as a piece of portmanteau legislation, covering everything from nuclear weapons to army boots.
Traducciones de “portmanteau”
en chino (tradicionál) (尤指兩格式)旅行皮箱…
en chino (simplificado) (尤指两格式)旅行皮箱…
(Definition of portmanteau from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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