[pawrt-man-toh, pohrt-; pawrt-man-toh, pohrt-] /pɔrtˈmæn toʊ, poʊrt-; ˌpɔrt mænˈtoʊ, ˌpoʊrt-/
noun, plural portmanteaus, portmanteaux
[pawrt-man-tohz, -toh, pohrt-, pawrt-man-tohz, -toh, pohrt-] /pɔrtˈmæn toʊz, -toʊ, poʊrt-, ˌpɔrt mænˈtoʊz, -ˈtoʊ, ˌpoʊrt-/ (Show IPA). Chiefly British.
a case or bag to carry clothing in while traveling, especially a leather trunk or suitcase that opens into two halves.
Also called portmanteau word. Linguistics. (def 10).
noun (pl) -teaus, -teaux (-təʊz)
(formerly) a large travelling case made of stiff leather, esp one hinged at the back so as to open out into two compartments
(modifier) embodying several uses or qualities: the heroine is a portmanteau figure of all the virtues
1580s, “traveling case or bag for clothes and other necessaries,” from Middle French portemanteau “traveling bag,” originally “court official who carried a prince’s mantle” (1540s), from porte, imperative of porter “to carry” (see porter (n.1)) + manteau “cloak” (see mantle (n.)).
Portmanteau word “word blending the sound of two different words” (1882), coined by “Lewis Carroll” (Charles L. Dodgson, 1832-1898) for the sort of words he invented for “Jabberwocky,” on notion of “two meanings packed up into one word.” As a noun in this sense from 1872.
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