Portmanteau

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Portmanteau

  • (noun) a large travelling bag, typically made of stiff leather and opening into two equal parts.
  • (noun) a word blending the sounds and combining the meanings of two others, for example motel or brunch. “podcast is a portmanteau, a made-up word coined from a combination of the words iPod and broadcast”
  • (noun) consisting of or combining two or more aspects or qualities. “a portmanteau movie composed of excerpts from his most famous films”

Portmanteau meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi meaning)

  • पोर्टमेंटो, ट्रक, वस्र रखने का चमड़े का बेग, सूटकेस

Portmanteau origin

  • mid 16th century: from French portemanteau, from porter ‘carry’ + manteau ‘mantle’.

Portmanteau in a sentence (word usage in recent Hindu newspaper)

  • How RuPay aids govt’s financial inclusion thrust, RuPay, the name being a portmanteau of “rupee” and “payment”, has been … make international purchases and withdraw cash outside India.
  • Amazon adds Hindi to the Alexa Skills Kit, … Hinglish (a portmanteau of Hindi and English) commands. Rohit Prasad, vice president and head scientist for Alexa, told Indian news agency …
  • Kashmir To Kanyakumari, 50 Cities & 2.5 Lakh Indians Set For India’s …, Plogging, a portmanteau of ‘Plocka upp’ which means ‘pick up’ in … It was probably in 2017 that India’s first plog run took place in Delhi and, …
  • A91 partners, a VC firm by former Sequoia India execs closes its debut …, It actually is an interesting portmanteau of sorts. 91 stands for the country code of India and A comes from India’s greatest emperor, Ashoka.
  • Deepfakes: it’s all in the blink of an eye, The term “deepfakes”, a portmanteau of “deep learning” and “fake”, first … “We definitely have come across morphed images here in India and …

Portmanteau pronunciation

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