I like portmanteau words.
If you have no idea what I am talking about, let me explain.
A portmanteau was once a traveling case for clothing. Once you reached your destination, it could double as a small piece of furniture.
The word comes from the French portmanteau. The French word is a combination of Latin porto (I carry) and the French manteau (cloak).
Here’s where it gets fun. A portmanteau word is a blending of two different words to create a new concept.
For example, smoke + fog = smog. Motor car + Hotel = Motel. Slacker + activism = Slacktivism.
This week, I will be posting portmanteau words. Feel free to add your favorite portmanteau words in the comment section.