076 - Portmanteaus with Liz

In this episode, you'll hear Liz and I play a game using COMMON PORTMANTEAUS IN ENGLISH!

The American English Podcast

The American English Podcast

By Shana Thompson

Hi Everyone!

In this episode, Liz and I are going to play a game with common portmanteaus. The word portmanteau originally comes from French, and from my understanding, it’s sort of a leather bag that you can carry on vacations, that you can travel with and you can shove stuff inside of it.

In English, however, a portmanteau is a combination of two or more words to make one word.

I gave a few examples of this in previous episodes. For example, in episode number 70, I mentioned that Elvis Presley launched his career playing a genre of music called “rockabilly.” The word rockabilly combines the words rock and hillbilly …

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