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When you combine parts of two words to get a new word whose meaning is a combination of those of the first two words, you have created a portmanteau word. Brunch is a meal that includes elements of both breakfast (br-) and lunch (-unch), for example.   

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trivia quiz  What's In Your Portmanteau? cool 20 questions
Easy, 20 Qns, Polaris101, Sep 10 09

Here's a categorical look at portmanteau words, new words made by blending parts of two other words together, a frankenword if you will. For example, add "motor" to "hotel" and you get "motel". Some questions have an American slant. Enjoy!
Easy
Polaris101 gold member
Sep 10 09
4047 plays
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trivia quiz  Blend words again. More unusual combinations. cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Philian, Jun 07 03

Join "smoke" with "fog" and you get "smog". It's sometimes that easy to get a new blend word. But do you always know where the bits come from and what the new word means? Some British - some U.S.A.
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Philian
Jun 07 03
4398 plays
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trivia quiz  Put the words in the blender. Find strange results 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Philian, Jun 04 03

Some words are created by shoving two other words together and losing some of the bits.The new "blend" words then either join the dictionary or teeter on the edge.Go on - try some "brunch".
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Philian
Jun 04 03
2430 plays
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trivia quiz  A Portmanteau Edutainment 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, jon541, Jul 06 16

A portmanteau word is a blend of words, their meanings combined into the new word. In the best examples, the new word can be both amusing and "more than the sum of its two parts" ... hence Edutainment to describe the purpose of this quiz.
Easy
jon541 gold member
Jul 06 16
459 plays
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trivia quiz  Portmanteaux I Have Known 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, VegemiteKid, Oct 31 11

A 'portmanteau' is a new word formed by combining two words - a very well known portmanteau is 'smog', a blend of 'smoke' and 'fog'. I hope you have fun finding out the origins of these ones.
Easy
VegemiteKid gold member
Oct 31 11
846 plays
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trivia quiz  Blended Words 10 questions
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, Earthboy, Jan 11 17

I give you two words, then you must blend them together to make a portmanteau.
Very Difficult
Earthboy
Jan 11 17
240 plays
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