The combination of two or more words to create a new word. Also known as a frankenword or blend.

(sources: tnellen.com/cybereng/lit_terms and the wikipedia)
smog is the combination of smoke and fog

Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky is loaded with portmanteau words.
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a cliche and uncreative technique to form new words - almost anyone who can speak a language can fabricate words by butchering two perfectly good words and using cheap glue to form one ugly word
Awful portmanteau words include "brangelina", "craptacular", "adorkable" and "soquid".
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"'A large leather suitcase.' from French, port- (carry) and manteau (cloak)." Source: Dictionary.com(www.dictionary.com), retrieved 11/19/05.
"...sent her things on ahead via two steamer trunks, a hatbox, and an enormous portmanteau, covered in crocodile"
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1. an archaic word used by prissy netymologists on Wikipedia and Word Spy that means a blend word. A word formed by combining parts of two words

2. a two-compartment suitcase that has not been manufactured since the 1800s.

1. Wikipedia is a portmanteau of the words "wienie" and "encyclopedia".

2. I wonder if the luggage museum has a portmanteau?
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When two words are combined together making a new word!
Clone: HOLA!
(gunshot)
Clone: Adios!
Dan: Who was that?
Tom: That was Spanish Dan, I called him Span.
Dan: why?
Tom: It's a portmanteau of Spanish and Dan.
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When a Freudian Slip occurs whitin a single word and it forms a new word out of two or more words that previously existed separately.
Freudian Portmanteau: "These Notifuckations won't go away!"
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a word arbitrarily formed of two distinct words
chortle, from chuckle and snort; cyclotron, from cycle and electron
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