portemanteau

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French[edit]

Alternative spellings[edit]

Etymology[edit]

porte (he carries) +‎ manteau (coat).

Noun[edit]

portemanteau m (plural portemanteaux)

  1. coat stand, coat rack

Usage notes[edit]

This word does not mean portmanteau, which is rather translated as mot-valise.

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