So, what do we call a word that is made up of parts of two words….
A PORTMANTEAU word
(More commonly known as a ‘blend’).
Some examples – brunch has become known for a meal midway between breakfast and lunch; motel being for motorcar and hotel and guesstimate being a guessed estimate.
However, these words are different from compound words made up of two whole words such as blackboard, website or dark room.
Do you know any more Portmanteau words?????