A portmanteau by way of the frontier, this term was given flight by Sarah Palin.
And yet, they got over it and would go on to earn the portmanteau "Merkozy."
Whichever way you look at it, the are-they-or-aren't-they couple earned the portmanteau Brittana and a lot of attention.
This longing for grimness actually has its own portmanteau word, ostalgie.
What was the Fascinating Friend supposed to have in her portmanteau?
He was sighing like a furnace as he strapped his portmanteau.
The artist's servant entered, to fetch his master's portmanteau.
“I thought he was to be sent down the valley for our portmanteau and things,” said Dale.
I—I certainly did get separated from my portmanteau, somehow, and I suppose it must have arrived before me.
And now he had reached his inn, where he found his portmanteau all ready for him.
1580s, "traveling case or bag for clothes and other necessaries," from Middle French portemanteau "traveling bag," originally "court official who carried a prince's mantle" (1540s), from porte, imperative of porter "to carry" (see porter (n.1)) + manteau "cloak" (see mantle (n.)).
Portmanteau word "word blending the sound of two different words" (1882), coined by "Lewis Carroll" (Charles L. Dodgson, 1832-1898) for the sort of words he invented for "Jabberwocky," on notion of "two meanings packed up into one word." As a noun in this sense from 1872.