Blend Words in English Language

Blend Words in English Language

brunch = breakfast + lunch

foodoholic = food + alcoholic

guesstimate = guess + estimate

Spanglish = Spanish + English

Hinglish   ­= Hindi + English

pomato = potato + tomato

 

Since English language is the one that is dynamic and ever changing, the formation of new variety of words is encouraged for the comfort of the people using the language. Blending in English is one among many word formation process categories which are used to build new words from existing ones. The other categories are deviation, compounding, acronyms, coinage, backformation, conversion, clipping etc.,

A blend wordor a blend is the combination of two separate words to produce a single new word. Generally blending takes place when we combine beginning part of one word and the end part of another word.  These blend words are sometimes also called portmanteaus. In the process of blending at least one word should be shortened and that can be done by a simple omission of a part or overlapping sounds or letters.

 

Following are the ways to form the blend words:

 

1. By using the first part of the first word and the last part of the second word:

     (also called Portmanteas)

 

abilitude = ability + aptitude

advertorial = advertisement +‎ editorial

alcoholiday =alcohol + holiday 

alphanumeric = alphabetic + numeric

anecdotage = anecdote + dotage

aprium= apricot + plum

backcronym = back + acronym

bit = binary + digit

bleen = blue + green

blunge = blend + plunge

brainiac = brain + maniac

breathalyzer = breath + analyzer

brunch = breakfast + lunch

cama = camel + llama

camcorder = camera + recorder

cartune = cartoon + tune

celebrity = cell + celebrity

chexting = cheating + texting

cosmeceutical = cosmetic + pharmaceutical

digerati = digital + literati

duppie = depressed + yuppie

edupreneur = education + entrepreneur

edutainment = education + entertainment

email = electronic + mail

emoticon = emotion + icon

endorphin = endogenous + morphine

fanzine = fan + magazine

filmania =film + mania

floatel = float + hotel

forex = foreign + exchange

framily = friend + family

geep = goat + sheep

girus = giant + virus

glamazon = glamorous + amazon

globish = global + English

glocal = global + local

guck = goo + muck

guesstimate = guess + estimate

hectivity = hectic + activity

Hungarican = Hungarian+ American

infomercial = information + commercial

infotainment = information +entertainment

infotopia = information + utopia

Julielmo = Julie + Elmo (the names of two musicians)

keytar = keyboard + guitar

labradoodle = labrador + poodle

liger = lion + tiger

malware = malicious + software

mechatronics = mechanics +‎ electronics

mobot = mobile + robot

motel = motor + hotel

newscast = news + broadcast

Oxbridge = Oxford + Cambridge

phablet = phone + tablet

playbore =playboy + bore

pomato = potato + tomato

pulsar = pulsating + star

sheeple = sheep + people

slanguage = slang + language

smash = smack +‎ mash

smog = smoke + fog

snirt = snow + dirt

Spanglish = Spanish + English

spotch = spot + blotch

suspose = suspect + suppose

televangelist = television + evangelist

traficator = trafic + indicator

vitamin = vital + amine

vlog = video + blog

webinar = web + seminar

 

2. By using the first parts of two words:

 

Amerind = American + Indian

avgas = aviation + gasoline

cosplay = costume + play

cyborg = cybernetic + organism

famicom = family + computer

hazmat = hazardous + material

modem = modulator + demodulator

Pokémon = pocket + monster

sitcom = situation + comedy

 

3. By using the total of the first word and the last part of the second word:

 

beautillion= beau + cotillion

blacktress= black + actress

bluenette= blue + brunette

bookazine= book + magazine

boomburb= boom+ suburb

carbonrundum = carbon + corundum

civilogue= civil + dialogue

deskfast= desk + breakfast

dramality= drama + reality

foodoholic = food + alcoholic

jazzercise = jazz + exercise

staycation =stay + vacation

sunbrella =sun + umbrella

 

 4. By using the part of the first word and total of the second word:

    

animutation = animation + mutation

architourism = architecture + tourism

automagic = automatic + magic

Cheaster = Christmas + Easter

dup = do + up

Eurasia = Europe + Asia

testlying = testify + lying

frenemy= friend + enemy

 

 

 

 

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