Barbenheimer and other portmanteau words

Barbenheimer has begun circulating on the Internet before the release of two blockbusters - Barbie and Оppenheimer.
Barbenheimer is a vivid example of a portmanteau word, when we coin a new word by mixing parts of two or even three different words. Let’s take a closer look at some common examples of portmanteau words.


Where it comes from: breath + analyze
What it means : a device used by police for measuring the amount of alcohol in a driver's breath
How to use it: a breathalyser test proved negative


Where it comes from: gigantic + enormous
What it means: extremely large
How to use it: Pete ate his way through a ginormous bar of chocolate.


Where it comes from: guess + estimate
What it means: an approximate calculation of the size or amount of something when you do not know all the facts
How to use it: Current guesstimates are that the company's turnover will increase by ten percent this year.


Where it comes from: vital + amine
What it means: any of a group of natural substances that are necessary in small amounts for the growth and good health of the body
How to use it: Oranges are full of vitamin C.


Where it comes from: glamorous + camping
What it means: a form of camping involving accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping.
How to use it: Our glamping holidays provide all the fun and outdoor lifestyle of camping with just a little more luxury


Where it comes from: Biden + economics
What it means: the economic policy of the Joe Biden administration
How to use it: President Biden is trying to get credit for the economy by embracing the slogan of "Bidenomics" to describe his spending plans and the strong jobs market.


Where it comes from: brother + romance
What it means: a very close friendship between two men.
How to use it: The two men apparently struck up a bromance while working on the movie set together.


Where it comes from: pocket + monster
What it means: a brand name or a game or set of games, or a toy, film, or show that involves casting imaginary creatures and training them to fight.
How to use it: He loved to play Pokémon.


Where it comes from: McDonalds + mansion
What it means: a large modern house that is considered ostentatious and lacking in architectural integrity.
How to use it: Do we really need a McMansion and four cars for two people?


Where it comes from: pregnancy + amnesia
What it means: The loss of part of your short and long term memory due to pregnancy
How to use it: Do pregnant women really suffer from “pregnesia”?


Where it comes from: iPod + Broadcast
What it means: A digital audio or video file series available for streaming or download.
How to use it: Remember you can download the weekly Business News as a podcast.


Where it comes from: Smoke + Fog
What it means: A type of air pollution that results from a combination of smoke and fog.
How to use it: To them, acid rain and urban smog are more immediate and urgent concerns than global warming.


Where it comes from: Chill + Relax
What it means: To calm down and relax in a laid-back manner.
How to use it: Just chillax, Dan, they'll be here soon.

Bonus: Word made up from three words


Where it comes from: Turkey + duck + chicken
What it means: is a dish consisting of a deboned chicken stuffed into a deboned duck, further stuffed into a deboned turkey.
How to use it: They bought a 15-pound turducken at Thanksgiving to serve four people

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