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word or phrase to add to your army.
A portmanteau (port-man-toe) refers to several things. It generally means a large trunk or piece of luggage that opens up into two equal parts.
There are tons of other portmanteaus, such as:
Bennifer = Ben Affleck + Jennifer Lopez and
Brangelina = Brad Pitt + Angelina Jolie
Sitcom = Situational + Comedy
Newscast = News and Broadcast
The fun thing is you can create your own new portmanteaus yourself. I did. I created the word grumpopotamus to describe my grandson, Harry, when he stomps around like a hippopotamus because he's grumpy.
What portmanteaus will you come up with?
I am Becky Lyn Rickman. I am a writer because I love words almost as much as I love the people in my life. I want to fill the world with magnificent words and then jump in and splash around in them. I live with Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy, my cats, but the only words they really love are "meat" and "gravy."