portmanteau

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n portmanteau a large travelling bag made of stiff leather
    • n portmanteau a new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings "`smog' is a blend of `smoke' and `fog'","`motel' is a portmanteau word made by combining `motor' and `hotel'","`brunch' is a well-known portmanteau"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When two words are combined to form a single word (e.g., motor + hotel = motel, breakfast + lunch = brunch) the new word is called a "portmanteau."
    • n Portmanteau A bag or case, usually of leather, for carrying wearing apparel, etc., on journeys.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n portmanteau A case used in journeying for containing clothing: originally adapted to the saddle of a horseman, and therefore nearly cylindrical and of flexible make.
    • n portmanteau A trunk, especially a leather trunk of small size.
    • n portmanteau A hook or bracket on which to hang a garment, especially one which holds a coat or cloak securely for brushing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Portmanteau port-man′tō a bag for carrying apparel, &c., on journeys: a hook on which to hang clothing
    • Portmanteau Also Portman′tua (obs.)
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. porte-manteau,; porter, to carry + manteau, a cloak, mantle. See Port to carry, and Mantle

Usage

In literature:

His portmanteau was strapped, and he rose as she entered.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 22. July, 1878." by Various
He hunted for it furiously; he could have sworn that he had taken it out of his portmanteau.
"The Terrible Twins" by Edgar Jepson
I want you to get that portmanteau off, so that I may pick it up at the station to-morrow morning.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 22. October, 1878." by Various
We were allowed to examine the portmanteau.
"Foe-Farrell" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
There's his portmanteau full of money to pay our travelling expenses.
"The Entailed Hat" by George Alfred Townsend
He rode before a portmanteau, and called himself Ashburnham's servant.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part E. From Charles I. to Cromwell" by David Hume
The postillion overheard Portocarrero say, he would not have lost his portmanteau for a hundred thousand pistoles.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
He put his clothes in the portmanteau anyhow and crushed them firmly down.
"Happy Pollyooly" by Edgar Jepson
Your portmanteau has arrived already.
"The Woman's Way" by Charles Garvice
Soon he saw her paying the man who had carried the portmanteau.
"The Stowaway Girl" by Louis Tracy
The old woman was helped in her changing, and then Dick earned twopence by carrying a heavy portmanteau for another passenger.
"Dick Lionheart" by Mary Rowles Jarvis
The portmanteau had lain well under it.
"Young Lucretia and Other Stories" by Mary E. Wilkins
I hope the boat is not far off, for this portmanteau of mine is heavy, I can assure you.
"No Surrender!" by G. A. Henty
Eagerly Keralio seized the portmanteau, and, opening it, emptied the contents.
"The Mask" by Arthur Hornblow
He has yon big portmanteau of his, and a parcel of something or other.
"The Drone" by Rutherford Mayne
Did you ask about the portmanteau and box?
"The Petticoat Commando" by Johanna Brandt
I came back like a lion refreshed, with the full copy of the book done up in my portmanteau.
"Mary Gray" by Katharine Tynan
I dismissed the jarvey, left my portmanteau at the door, and wandered out into the night.
"My New Curate" by P.A. Sheehan
The next morning our hero, who was always a man of his word, packed up his portmanteau, and paid his bill.
"Mr. Midshipman Easy" by Captain Frederick Marryat
I sent for my portmanteau, and slept there that night after I had dined with the governor.
"Percival Keene" by Frederick Marryat
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In poetry:

If you want a situation, I'll just tell you the plan
To get on to a station, I am just your very man.
Pack up the old portmanteau, and label it Paroo,
With a name aristocratic — Jimmy Sago, Jackaroo.
"Jimmy Sago, Jackaroo" by Anonymous Oceania
And when arrested in the hotel he seemed very cool,
Just like an innocent schoolboy going to school.
And he said to the detectives, "Wait until my portmanteau I've got."
And while going for his portmanteau, himself he shot.
"Richard Pigott, the Forger" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

A portmanteau for cinema, bar and restaurant, Cinebarre says it distinguishes itself from other entertainment venues by offering an evening out for an average of $20 (that includes the meal and movie, not alcohol).
Governor Gerry gave us the original example, and an anonymous Massachusetts wag gave us the portmanteau word.
Rose Byrne ("Damages"), Hugo Weaving ("The Hobbit") and Miranda Otto ("Cashmere Mafia") have joined the cast of Australian portmanteau pic "The Turning," which LevelK is selling at the AFM.
The word is portmanteau of the very English words "merit" and "heritage".
Her recitation of the punk / uke portmanteau "puke" is accompanied by a hearty laugh.
He bills his joint as a "gastro-pub" and has placed equal emphasis on both parts of that portmanteau.
Portmanteau Drama/Comedy Directed by: Michel Gondry, Leos Carax, Bong Joon-ho Starring: Ayako Fujitani, Ryo Kase, Denis Lavant, Jean-François Balmer.
This film is a kind of throwback to the old "portmanteau" film—a work containing several stories that are tied together by a single object.
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In science:

The Portmanteau type test statistics we propose is based on the covariance function calculated using the discrete Fourier transform at the canonical frequencies.
A test for second order stationarity of a time series based on the Discrete Fourier Transform (Technical Report)
The proposed test will be a type of Portmanteau test (see Chen and Deo (2004) for applications of the Portmanteau test in time series analysis).
A test for second order stationarity of a time series based on the Discrete Fourier Transform (Technical Report)
We note, that unlike the classical Portmanteau tests, using covariances with a large lag is not problematic as the discrete Fourier transform is periodic.
A test for second order stationarity of a time series based on the Discrete Fourier Transform (Technical Report)
Chen, W., & Deo, R. (2004). A generalized Portmanteau goodness of fit test for time series.
A test for second order stationarity of a time series based on the Discrete Fourier Transform (Technical Report)
ALS and OLS residual autocorrelations based portmanteau tests.
Corrected portmanteau tests for VAR models with time-varying variance
Hosking, J. R. M. (1980) The multivariate portmanteau statistic.
Corrected portmanteau tests for VAR models with time-varying variance
Katayama, N. (2008) An improvement of the portmanteau statistic.
Corrected portmanteau tests for VAR models with time-varying variance
Table 1: Empirical size (in %) of the portmanteau tests with iid standard Gaussian errors.
Corrected portmanteau tests for VAR models with time-varying variance
Table 2: Empirical size (in %) of the portmanteau tests.
Corrected portmanteau tests for VAR models with time-varying variance
Table 3: Empirical size (in %) of the portmanteau tests.
Corrected portmanteau tests for VAR models with time-varying variance
Figure 3: Empirical power (in %) of the portmanteau tests with m = 10.
Corrected portmanteau tests for VAR models with time-varying variance
Figure 4: Empirical power (in %) of the portmanteau tests with m = 10.
Corrected portmanteau tests for VAR models with time-varying variance
Nonparametric portmanteau tests could also be developed.
Diagnostic Tests for Non-causal Time Series with Infinite Variance
Lin, J.-W. andMcLeod, A. I. (2006) Improved Pe˜na-Rodr´ıguez portmanteau test.
Diagnostic Tests for Non-causal Time Series with Infinite Variance
ALS ’s) to compute the bootstrap p-values of the portmanteau (resp.
Testing second order dynamics for autoregressive processes in presence of time-varying variance
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