Examples of portmanteau
<carried her possessions with her in an old portmanteau>
Origin of portmanteau
Middle French portemanteau, from porter to carry + manteau mantle, from Latin mantellum — more at port
First Known Use: 1579
Definition of portmanteau
1 : combining more than one use or quality
2 : being a portmanteau <a portmanteau word>
First Known Use of portmanteau
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