3 definitions by margie F

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(n)A word made by combining two other words to form a new, truncated single word. Tword is an autonym (a word that describes itself) as it is made by combining the two words, ‘two’ and ‘word’.

Examples of twords include cankles (calf/ankles) and moobs (man boobs). Recent years have seen the rise of twords to describe celebrity couples, including Brangelina, and Tomkat. For many years, marketeers have delighted in their creation to describe products or market segments, for example infomercial and edutainment.
Ohmigod, I just thought of a brilliant new tword for wet napkin – a wetkin!
by margie F February 18, 2008
(n)A word made by combining two other words to form a new, truncated single word. Tword is an autonym (a word that describes itself) as it is itself made by combining the two words, two and word.
Popular slang examples of twords include cankles (calf/ankles) and moobs (man boobs). Recent linguistic trends include the rise of twords to describe celebrity couples, including Brangelina and Tomkat. Marketeers have for a number of years delighted in the creation of a tword to describe products or market segments, for example infomercial and edutainment.
by margie F February 18, 2008
Any word made by combining two other words to form a new, shortened single word.

Tword does what it says on the tin, as it is itself a word made by combining the two words, two words.
Popular slang examples include cankles (calf/ankles made famous by Shallow Hal) and moobs (man boobs) while marketeers delight in the creation of twords to describe either their products or market segments, for example infomercial and edutainment.

by margie F February 17, 2008

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