Translation of "portmanteau" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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portmanteaunoun [ 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


portmanteauadjective [ 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. 《官方保密法》被描述为一个内容庞杂的立法,涵盖了从核武器到军靴的一切东西。

(Translation of “portmanteau” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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