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The term "portmanteau" is used in Through the Looking Glass when Humpty Dumpty is explaining Jabberwocky to Alice:

'That'll do very well,' said Alice: 'and "SLITHY"?'

'Well, "SLITHY" means "lithe and slimy." "Lithe" is the same as "active." You see it's like a portmanteau—there are two meanings packed up into one word.'

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Advertainment
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Advertising and Entertainment
Advertorial
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Advertising and Editorial
Affluenza
   is a combination of   
Affluence and Influenza
Alphanumeric
   is a combination of   
Alphabetic and Numeric
Amerind Peoples
   is a combination of   
American and Indigenous Peoples
Amerithrax
   is a combination of   
American and Anthrax Attacks
Anacronym
   is a combination of   
Anachronism and Acronym
Anecdata
   is a combination of   
Anecdote and Data
Animatrix
   is a combination of   
Animated and Matrix
Asciibetical
   is a combination of   
ASCII and Alphabetical
Automobilia
   is a combination of   
Automobile and Memorabilia
Avionics
   is a combination of   
Aviation and Electronics
Backronym
   is a combination of   
Backwards and Acronym
Banjitar
   is a combination of   
Banjo and a Guitar
Bankster
   is a combination of   
Banker and Gangster
Bicurious
   is a combination of   
Bisexual and Curious
Biopic
   is a combination of   
Biographical and Motion Picture
Bit
   is a combination of   
Binary and Digit
Blaccent
   is a combination of   
Black and Accent
Blaxploitation
   is a combination of   
Black and Exploitation
Bleen
   is a combination of   
Blue and Green
Coined by Nelson Goodman to illustrate Goodman's paradox
Blog
   is a combination of   
Web and Log
Bodacious
   is a combination of   
Bold and Audacious
Was made popular during the 80's.
Bollywood
   is a combination of   
Bombay and Hollywood
Bootylicious
   is a combination of   
Booty and Delicious
Breathalyzer
   is a combination of   
Breath and Analyzer
Bromance
   is a combination of   
Brother and Romance
Brostache
   is a combination of   
Brother and Mustache
An app created by GEICO for a commercial
Brunch
   is a combination of   
Breakfast and Lunch
Camcorder
   is a combination of   
Camera and Recorder
Carjack
   is a combination of   
Car and Hijack
Celesbian
   is a combination of   
Celebrity and Lesbian
Chillax
   is a combination of   
Chill and Relax
Chortle
   is a combination of   
Chuckle and Snort
Coined by Lewis Carroll
Chuggers
   is a combination of   
Charity and Muggers
Chunnel
   is a combination of   
Channel and Tunnel
Cineplex
   is a combination of   
Cinema and Complex
Cocacolonization
   is a combination of   
Coca-Cola and Colonization
Codec
   is a combination of   
Coder and Decoder
Cremains
   is a combination of   
Cremate and Remains
Cryptex
   is a combination of   
Cryptology and Codex
Cyberdelic
   is a combination of   
Cybernetics and Psychedelic
Cyberpunk
   is a combination of   
Cybernetics and Punk
Cyborg
   is a combination of   
Cybernetic and Organism
Datacasting
   is a combination of   
Data and Broadcasting
Digerati
   is a combination of   
Digital and Literati
Digipeater
   is a combination of   
Digital and Repeater
Docudrama
   is a combination of   
Documentary and Drama
Dramedy
   is a combination of   
Drama and Comedy
Ebonics
   is a combination of   
Ebony and Phonics
Ecoteur
   is a combination of   
Ecological and Saboteur
Edutainment
   is a combination of   
Education and Entertainment
Emoticon
   is a combination of   
Emotion and Icon
Faction
   is a combination of   
Fact and Fiction
Fantabulous
   is a combination of   
Fantastic and Fabulous
Femdom
   is a combination of   
Female and Dominance
Feminazi
   is a combination of   
Feminist and Nazi
Fertigate
   is a combination of   
Fertilize and Irrigate
Flavorite
   is a combination of   
Flavor and Favorite
Fluidram
   is a combination of   
Fluid and Dram
Frankenfood
   is a combination of   
Frankenstein and Food
Frappuccino
   is a combination of   
Frappé and Cappuccino
Fratire
   is a combination of   
Fraternity and Satire
Freeware
   is a combination of   
Free and Software
Frenemy
   is a combination of   
Friend and Enemy
Gaydar
   is a combination of   
Gay and Radar
Gerrymander
   is a combination of   
Elbridge Gerry and Salamander
A process by which electoral districts are drawn with the aim of aiding the party in power. Elbridge Gerry was an American statesman and diplomat.He was the 5th Vice President of the U.S.A., serving under James Madison.
Ginormous
   is a combination of   
Gigantic and Enormous
Guesstimate
   is a combination of   
Guess and Estimate
Guyliner
   is a combination of   
Guy and Eyeliner
A guy who wears eyeliner
Hamwich
   is a combination of   
Ham Sandwich
Homoerotic
   is a combination of   
Homosexual and Erotic
Infomercial
   is a combination of   
Information and Commercial
Infotainment
   is a combination of   
Information and Entertainment
Irregardless
   is a combination of   
Irrespective and Regardless
Jazzercise
   is a combination of   
Jazz and Exercise
Jeggings
   is a combination of   
Jeans and Leggings
Jorts
   is a combination of   
Jeans and Shorts
Keytar
   is a combination of   
Keyboard and Guitar
Knowledgebase
   is a combination of   
Knowledge and Database
Literotica
   is a combination of   
Literature and Erotica
Malware, From
   is a combination of   
Malicious and Software
Manbag
   is a combination of   
Man and Handbag
Manscaping
   is a combination of   
Man and Landscaping
Mathlete
   is a combination of   
Math and Athlete
Mechatronics
   is a combination of   
Mechanical and Electronics
Meld
   is a combination of   
Melt and Weld
Metrosexual
   is a combination of   
Metropolitan and Heterosexual
Mizzle
   is a combination of   
Mist and Drizzle
Mobeload
   is a combination of   
Mobile and Upload
Mockney
   is a combination of   
Mock and Cockney
Mocktail
   is a combination of   
Mock and Cocktail
Mockumentary
   is a combination of   
Mock and Documentary
Modem
   is a combination of   
Modulator and Demodulator
Moobs
   is a combination of   
Man and Boobs
Moped
   is a combination of   
Motor and Pedal
Motel
   is a combination of   
Motor and Hotel
Mozilla
   is a combination of   
Mosaic Killer and Godzilla
Multiplex
   is a combination of   
Multiple and Complex
Nanotech
   is a combination of   
Nano and Technology
The manipulation of matter on an atomic and molecular scale. (That is really tiny!)
Napalm
   is a combination of   
Naphthene and Palmitate
Netizen
   is a combination of   
Internet and Citizen
Newscast
   is a combination of   
News and Broadcast
Paratrooper
   is a combination of   
Parachute and Trooper
Pixel
   is a combination of   
Picture and Element
Plarn
   is a combination of   
Plastic Bags and Yarn
Plumcot
   is a combination of   
Plum and Apricot
A fruit hybrid of plum and apricot
Plytanium
   is a combination of   
Titanium and Plywood
Podcast
   is a combination of   
IPod and Broadcast
Posistor
   is a combination of   
Positive and Thermistor
Positron
   is a combination of   
Positive and Electron
Prangry
   is a combination of   
Pregnant and Angry
Prosumer
   is a combination of   
Producer and Consumer
Qubit
   is a combination of   
Quantum and Bit
Radome
   is a combination of   
Radar and Dome
Redox
   is a combination of   
Reduction and Oxidation
Rockumentary
   is a combination of   
Rock and Documentary
Sexercise
   is a combination of   
Sex and Exercise
Sexpert
   is a combination of   
Sex and Expert
Sexploitation
   is a combination of   
Sex and Exploitation
Sexting
   is a combination of   
Sex and Texting
Shareware
   is a combination of   
Share and Software
Shockumentary
   is a combination of   
Documentary and Shock
Simulcasting
   is a combination of   
Simultaneous and Broadcasting
Skort
   is a combination of   
Skirt and Short
Skyjack
   is a combination of   
Sky and Hijack
Skype
   is a combination of   
Sky and Peer-to-peer
Smog
   is a combination of   
Smoke and Fog
Snark
   is a combination of   
Snide and Remark
Soundscape
   is a combination of   
Sound and Landscape
Spamdexing
   is a combination of   
Spam and Indexing
Spork
   is a combination of   
Spoon and Fork
Squiggle
   is a combination of   
Squirm and Wiggle
Stagflation
   is a combination of   
Stagnation and Inflation
Surfactant
   is a combination of   
Surface Active Agent
Swapportunity
   is a combination of   
Swap and Opportunity
Swaption
   is a combination of   
Swap and Option
Sysadmin
   is a combination of   
System and Administrator
Sysop
   is a combination of   
System and Operator
Tangelo
   is a combination of   
Tangerine and Pomelo
A pomelo is a crisp citrus fruit native to South and Southeast Asia. It is usually pale green to yellow when ripe, with sweet white (or, more rarely, pink or red) flesh and very thick rind and pith. It is the largest citrus fruit, 15–25 centimetres (5.9–9.8 in) in diameter, and usually weighing 1–2 kilograms (2.2–4.4 lb).
Taxicab
   is a combination of   
Taximeter and Cabriolet
Televangelist
   is a combination of   
Television and Evangelist
Threepeat
   is a combination of   
Three and Repeat
Tofurkey
   is a combination of   
Tofu and Turkey
An American Thanksgiving nightmare
Toonie
   is a combination of   
Two and Loonie
Tranceiver
   is a combination of   
Transmitter and Receiver
Transponder
   is a combination of   
Transmitter and Responder
Turducken
   is a combination of   
Turkey, Duck, and Chicken
Urinalysis
   is a combination of   
Urine and Analysis
Vitamer
   is a combination of   
Vitamin and Isomer
Vitamin
   is a combination of   
Vital and Amine
Coined in 1912 by the Polish biochemist Kazimierz Funk because it was suggested in 1912 that the organic micronutrient food factors that prevent beriberi and perhaps other similar dietary-deficiency diseases might be chemical amines. This proved incorrect for the micronutrient class, and the word was shortened to vitamin.
Vlog
   is a combination of   
Video and Blog
Voxel
   is a combination of   
Volume and Pixel
Webcast
   is a combination of   
World Wide Web and Broadcast
Webinar
   is a combination of   
World Wide Web and Seminar
Webisode
   is a combination of   
World Wide Web and Episode
Workaholic
   is a combination of   
Work and Alcoholic


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