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What is a portmanteau word?

  Answer     A type of epithetic compound invented by Lewis Carroll in which parts of two descriptive words are combined into a single word. One famous example i (MORE)

What is the meaning of 'portmanteau'?

  A portmanteau is a large suitcase. By extension, a portmanteau word is one that packs two meanings into one word: brunch (breakfast and lunch); smog (smoke and fog); sli (MORE)
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Is 'tumtum' a portmanteau?

Lewis Carroll never offered an explanation for the word 'tumtum' but, owing to its structure, it is unlikely to be a portmanteau.    Other portmanteau words combine two (MORE)

Is the word news a collective noun?

No, the noun 'news' is not a collective noun.   The noun 'news' is an uncountable noun, a type of aggregate  noun, a word representing an indefinite number of elements or (MORE)

What is the word for inventing a new word?

Inventing a word is called "coining", in likeness to the way a government coins money by stamping out metal disks. The expression "to coin a phrase" means to invent a new ph (MORE)

What is the answer to 20c plus 5 equals 5c plus 65?

20c + 5 = 5c + 65 Divide through by 5: 4c + 1 = c + 13 Subtract c from both sides: 3c + 1 = 13 Subtract 1 from both sides: 3c = 12 Divide both sides by 3: c = 4
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