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  • portmanteau, portmanteau word mixture in linguistics blend ‎(third-person singular simple present blends, present participle blending, simple past and
    7 KB (576 words) - 06:37, 1 February 2016
  • of one word and the last part of the other, the adjoining parts often having a common vowel; for example, smog, formed from smoke and fog. blend, frankenword
    3 KB (152 words) - 00:00, 18 January 2016
  • platypusary (category English blends)
    WOTD – 29 July 2016 platypussary Blend of platypus +‎ nursery, coined by Australian naturalist Henry Burrell (1873–1945), the first person who
    1,011 bytes (53 words) - 12:14, 7 February 2016
  • alphagram (category English blends)
    Apparently a blend of alphabetical +‎ anagram; see also -gram. (UK) IPA(key): /ˈæl.fəˌɡɹæm/ Wikipedia has an article on: alphagram Wikipedia alphagram
    733 bytes (67 words) - 20:15, 22 October 2015
  • backronym (category English blends)
    bacronym Blend of back-formation +‎ acronym. backronym ‎(plural backronyms) A word that is either not an acronym but is taken to be one and for which
    697 bytes (58 words) - 17:25, 15 December 2015
  • epigenetics (category English blends)
    January 2006 Wikipedia has an article on: epigenetics Wikipedia Blend of epigenesis +‎ genetics; coined by C. H. Waddington in 1942. epigenetics
    2 KB (140 words) - 02:10, 19 January 2016
  • greenwash (category English blends)
    WOTD – 17 March 2012 Blend of green ‎(“environmentally friendly”) +‎ whitewash greenwash ‎(plural greenwashes) A false or misleading picture of environmental
    2 KB (159 words) - 20:43, 8 December 2015
  • amalgamate (category Word of the day archive)
    and past participle amalgamated) (transitive) To merge, to combine, to blend, to join. to amalgamate two races; to amalgamate one race with another Burke
    2 KB (137 words) - 18:43, 18 January 2016
  • piffle (category English blends)
    WOTD – 4 December 2009 Unknown, 1847. Perhaps blend of piddle +‎ trifle, perhaps puff ‎(“(onomatopoeia, puff of air)”) +‎ -le ‎(“diminutive”). (UK
    3 KB (124 words) - 19:09, 17 January 2016
  • portmanteau (category Word of the day archive)
    meanings packed up into one word. (portmanteau word): blend, frankenword, portmanteau word portmanteau word — see portmanteau word List of portmanteau
    5 KB (353 words) - 19:12, 16 January 2016
  • chortle (category English blends)
    April 2006 Coined by Lewis Carroll in his poem Jabberwocky, perhaps as a blend of chuckle +‎ snort. Rhymes: -ɔː(r)təl chortle ‎(plural chortles) A
    2 KB (113 words) - 02:13, 18 January 2016
  • dumbfound (category Word of the day archive)
    WOTD – 21 October 2009 A blend of dumb and confound. dumfound (UK) IPA(key): /ˌdʌmˈfaʊnd/, /ˈdʌm.faʊnd/ (US) IPA(key): /ˈdʌm.faʊnd/ dumbfound
    2 KB (49 words) - 23:09, 8 December 2015
  • forevermore (category English blends)
    WOTD – 8 May 2008 Blend of forever +‎ evermore. (UK) IPA(key): /fəˈɹɛv.ə.mɔː/ (US) IPA(key): /fɔːɹˈɛv.ɚ.mɔːɹ/ forevermore ‎(not comparable) At
    2 KB (153 words) - 09:08, 9 December 2015
  • hemester (category Swedish blends)
    FWOTD - 31 January 2013 Calque of English staycation. From hem ‎(“home”) + semester ‎(“vacation”). IPA(key): /hɛˈmɛstɛr/ hemester c (neologism, ironic)
    495 bytes (33 words) - 23:31, 23 January 2016
  • frankenword (category English blends)
    Blend of Frankenstein +‎ word (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfɹæŋkn̩ˌwɜː(ɹ)d/ (US) enPR: frăngkʹ(ə)n-wûrd', IPA(key): /ˈfɹæŋk(ə)nˌwɝd/ frankenword ‎(plural frankenwords)
    2 KB (209 words) - 03:38, 31 January 2016
  • deskfast (category English blends)
    WOTD – 12 May 2012 Blend of desk +‎ breakfast. IPA(key): /ˈdeskfəst/ deskfast ‎(plural deskfasts) Breakfast eaten at work, particularly while sitting
    736 bytes (78 words) - 18:22, 18 October 2015
  • absquatulate (category English blends)
    Attested since the 1830s in American English, a jocular mock-Latin word. Blend of abscond +‎ squat +‎ perambulate, as ab- ‎(“away (from)”) (as in abscond)
    2 KB (180 words) - 22:43, 16 January 2016
  • one stem; compound word; for example laptop, formed from lap and top. (anything made by combining several things): amalgam, blend, combination, composite
    12 KB (655 words) - 21:01, 6 February 2016
  • wussy (category English blends)
    was used with high frequency and was picked up and spread. blend of wimp +‎ pussy or blend of woman +‎ pussy. wussy ‎(comparative wussier, superlative
    802 bytes (116 words) - 17:31, 18 January 2016
  • sheeple (category English blends)
    WOTD – 22 August 2013 sheople Blend of sheep +‎ people. IPA(key): /ˈʃiːpəl/ Rhymes: -iːpəl sheeple pl ‎(plural only) (derogatory, slang) People
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