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    what is the term for a word in poetry or prose that is intended to have two meanings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    what is the term for a word in poetry or prose that is intended to have two meanings?
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    PORTMANTEAU WORD An artificial word made up of parts of others, so called because of two meanings combined in one word, as in Lewis Carroll's, "Jabberwocky," in which he combined lithe and slimy into slithy, or the word smog, formed from smoke and fog.

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