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noun as in suitcase

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Marketers love a portmanteau, and this one refers to the blending of physical and digital realms that gathered steam due to the pandemic.

From Digiday

Plogging—a portmanteau of jogging and the Swedish term plocka upp, which means “pick up”—was created in 2016 by Erik Ahlstrom, a Swedish runner who was tired of seeing so much trash on his daily jogs.

One of my biggest concerns was balancing work and vacation, and not tipping the portmanteau scale too far in one direction.

Making this dish for my Jamaican husband and our two small “Trin-Ja-Merican” children — a fitting portmanteau to describe their multicultural heritage — I appreciate the warmth and satiating quality that aloo and channa confers.

This dermatological condition—a portmanteau of “mask” and “acne”—affects people of all ages and skin types, regardless of whether they have a history of skin irritation.

Allie calls it “Fat Boy,” an unsubtle portmanteau of the nicknames—“Fat Man” and “Little Boy”—given the bombs dropped over Japan.

And yet, they got over it and would go on to earn the portmanteau "Merkozy."

Whichever way you look at it, the are-they-or-aren't-they couple earned the portmanteau Brittana and a lot of attention.

A portmanteau by way of the frontier, this term was given flight by Sarah Palin.

This longing for grimness actually has its own portmanteau word, ostalgie.

The portmanteau was the sign of youth and progress; old-fashioned people stuck to the carpet bag.

Such thoughts as these passed through the worthy officer's mind as he carefully packed his portmanteau.

He had not even had the energy to finish his packing, and his clothes and papers lay on the floor about the portmanteau.

When they saw my portmanteau (twenty-five pounds in weight), they were quite puzzled to know what to do with it.

And he rose at once, reshouldered the portmanteau, and taking the candle in his other hand, moved forward to the Lodge.


On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to portmanteau, such as: bag, gladstone, luggage, and valise.

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