Definition of portmanteau noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//pɔːtˈmæntəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//pɔːrtˈmæntoʊ//
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(pl. portmanteaus, portmanteaux) (old-fashioned) a large heavy suitcase that opens into two parts Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from French portemanteau, from porter ‘carry’ + manteau ‘mantle’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: portmanteau

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