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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.

Breathalyzer

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

Ginormous

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.

Guesstimate

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.

Vitamin

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.

Glamping

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

Bidenomics

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.

Bromance

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.

Pokémon

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.

McMansion

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?

Pregnesia

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”?

Podcast

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.

Smog

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.

Chillax

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

Turducken

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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