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  1. echidna Senior Member

    Lyon, France
    US English
    Does anyone know what a "mot-valise" is? I think it's a word made up of other words (right?). Is there an English translation?
    Thanks!
     
  2. archijacq Senior Member

    Albi
    french France
    portmanteau word
     
  3. floise Senior Member

    Quebec
    U.S.;English
    Hi echidna,

    And the definition of 'portmanteau word' is:

    A word formed by merging the sounds and meanings of two different words, as chortle, from chuckle and snort.

    floise
     
  4. echidna Senior Member

    Lyon, France
    US English
    Wow, thanks!
     
  5. miyamoto_musashi

    miyamoto_musashi Banned

    Beach Toronto
    Canada, English
    The idea is there are two separate pieces nicely hinged together.
     

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