1. (used only before a noun, of a word, story, etc.) Made by combining two (or more) words, stories, etc., in the manner of a linguistic portmanteau.
1. a new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings
- `motel' is a portmanteau word made by combining `motor' and `hotel'
- `brunch' is a well-known portmanteau
Similar word(s): blend
2. a large travelling bag made of stiff leather
Similar word(s): gladstone