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    Rather unusual question

    Is there a word for words that include other words within them i.e. catsup has the word cat in it.

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    Re: Rather unusual question

    One answer is 'compound words'. Compound words are a little different from your example "catsup". (Actually "catsup" has 'cats' and 'up' but is not a real compound word.)

    look here


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    #3

    Re: Rather unusual question

    although the more correct form is "ketchup"

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