PREMIUM TALKING TIPS: Blended Words in English

Don’t have any idea on what topic to discuss for Premium Talking Today? Then, please check out this article by DMM. 

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A “portmanteau,” or blended word, is a word made by combining parts of two or more words. For example, the portmanteau “brunch” is a combination of “breakfast” and “lunch,” and “email” is a combination of “electronic” and “mail.” Sometimes more than two words are combined. For example, “turducken” is an American and Canadian dish that involves cooking a chicken inside a duck, inside a turkey.

Some blended words have similar structures. For example, “workaholic” and “shopaholic” share the suffix “-holic,” which comes from “alcoholic” and means “someone who is addicted.” English speakers have even combined “chocolate” and “-holic” to make “chocoholic,” meaning “someone who is addicted to chocolate.”


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