Gladstone vs portmanteau what difference

what is difference between Gladstone and portmanteau


English

Alternative forms

  • (travelling case): portmantua
  • (schoolbag): (shortening) port, (shortening) school port

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /pɔːtˈmæn.təʊ/
  • (US) enPR: pôrtmă’ntō, pô’rtmăntōʹ, IPA(key): /pɔːɹtˈmæntoʊ/, /ˌpɔːɹtmænˈtoʊ/

Etymology 1

French portemanteau (coat stand), from porte (carry) + manteau (coat).

Noun

portmanteau (plural portmanteaus or portmanteaux)

  1. A large travelling case usually made of leather, and opening into two equal sections.
  2. (Australia, dated) A schoolbag.
  3. (archaic) A hook on which to hang clothing.
Translations

Etymology 2

First used by Lewis Carroll in Through The Looking Glass to describe the words he coined in Jabberwocky.

Adjective

portmanteau (not comparable)

  1. (attributive, linguistics) Made by combining two (or more) words, stories, etc., in the manner of a linguistic portmanteau.

Noun

portmanteau (plural portmanteaus or portmanteaux)

  1. (linguistics) A portmanteau word.
    Synonyms: blend, frankenword, portmanteau word
  2. A portmanteau film
Translations

Derived terms

  • portmanteau film
  • portmanteau word

Verb

portmanteau (third-person singular simple present portmanteaus, present participle portmanteauing, simple past and past participle portmanteaued)

  1. To make a portmanteau word.

See also

  • List of portmanteau words defined in Wiktionary
  • Wikipedia article on portmanteaus (cases and words)

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