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    KECLEAR is offline Newbie
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    Hello,
    Quick question. What is the term for two words placed together to make a new meaning of a word. ie: Meanderthal - Meander and neanderthal?

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    mykwyner is offline Key Member
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    It is called a "portmanteau word."

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    A blend. E.g. Motel = motor + hotel; brunch = breakfast + lunch.

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