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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?????

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