(noun, adjective)


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

Definition categories: communication, coinage, neologism, neology

2. a large travelling bag made of stiff leather

Similar word(s): gladstone

Definition categories: man–made, bag, grip, suitcase