Frankenwords

A portmanteau (also called a “frankenword”) combines the meaning of two words to form a new word that is mid-way between the  two original  words. The adjoining parts often having a common vowel; for example. See how many you can add.

Tulsage Tulsa + Sage

Absatively = absolutely + positively
Adflation = advertising + inflation
Advermercial
Advertainment advertisement + entertainment
Advertorial advertisement + editorial
AdWare
Affluenza affluence + influenza
AfPak Afghanistan + Pakistan
Aftorning
Anecdotage anecdote + dotage
AutoMagic automatically happens as if by magic
Avionics aviation + electronics
Babelicious – from babe and delicious.
Backronym back + acronym
Bash bang + smash
Beatles beat + beetles
Beautility = beauty + utility
Because by + cause
Beefalo beef + buffalo
Bionic biology + electronic
Biopic biographical + picture
Bit binary + digit
Bitini = bitsy + bikini
Bleg + beg (for contributions) on a blog
Blogosphere blog+ biosphere
Blogcast Blog + broadcast
Blog + spam advertising (or) marketing = blam
Blog web + log    modem
Blogebrity blog + celebrity
Blotch blot + botch
Bohunk Bohemian + Hungarian
Bollywood Bombay + Hollywood
Bonk =  bang + conk
Brangelina Brad (Pitt) + Angelina (Jolie) = Brangelina
Breathalyzer breath + analyzer
Bro brother and bra
Bromance  best guy friends who are extremely close and spend large amounts of time together.
Brunch breakfast + lunch
Cabarenaissance cabaret + renaissance
Cablegram cable + telegram
Cafetorium Cafeteria + auditorium
Californicate (Do I have to explain?)
Camcorder camera + recorder
Cellophane cellulose + diaphane
Chillaxing chilling + relaxing
Chinglish Chinese + English
Chocoholic (chocolate + alcoholic)
Chork chopstick + fork
Chortle chuckle + snort  (breathy, gleeful laugh)
Chugger charity + mugger
Chump chunk + lump
Chunnel channel + tunnel
Cineplex cinema + complex
Clamato Clam + tomato
Cocacolonization – Coca-Cola + “colonization”
Cockapoo cockerspaniel + poodle
Contrail condensation + trail
Cremains = cremated + remains
Crisatunity
–  supposedly the Chinese use the same word for “crisis” as they do for  “opportunity”? Cris-a-tunity.)
Croissandwich croissant + sandwich
Cyberzine cyberspace + magazine
Cybrarian cyber + librarian
Dancercize dance + exercise
Diabesity diabetes + obesity
Diplonomics=diplomacy + economics
Discountinued
(big discount for a discontinued item)
Docternal Doctor of internal medicine
Docudrama documentary + drama
Docusoap  documentary + soap opera
Dormobile    dormitory + automobile
Dramedy – from “drama” and “comedy”
Drice    dry + ice    simulcast
Dumbfound    dumb + confound
E-commerce = electronic + commerce
Econocrat    economist + bureaucrat
Education + entertainment = edutainment
Edutainment (education + entertainment)
Edutainment    education + entertainment
Electrocute – from electrify and execute
Email electronic + mail
Emoticon    emotion + icon
Evailable – electronically available while on vacation
Exaggeraddict
Faction – fact + fiction
Fantabulous    fantastic + fabulous
Fanzine    fan + magazine
Fanzine= fanatic + magazine
Fascinaddict
Feminar= feminine + seminar
Fictomercial    fiction + commercial
Flare – flame, glare
Flog  fake +  blog
Flounder – flounce, founder
Flunder    flounce + blunder
Folksonomy    folks + taxonomy
Fortnight    fourteen + nights
Franglish    French + English
Frankenword    Frankenstein + word
Frarority= fraternity + sorority
FreeWare
Freeware    free + software
Frugalicious
Frugtricious (frugal and nutricious)
Fugly – freaking +ugly – describes heinously ugly things such as the Amanti vehicle
Fungineering
Fungry – restaurant, supposedly from fun + hungry, but more likely “f***ing hungry”
Gainsay    against + say
Galumph    gallop + triumph
Gasohol= gasoline + alcohol
Gay-dar   gay + radar
Genome    gene + chromosome
Geocaching
Gerrymander    Gerry + salamander
Gigantic + enormous = ginormous
Ginormous= gigantic + enormous
Glamping    glamorous + camping
Glimmer – gleam, shimmer
Glitter + literati = glitterati
Glitz – glamour, ritz
Glob    gob + blob
Globesity    global + obesity
Globish    global + English
Goodbye    God + be (with) + ye
Grapple is a combination of the words “grape” and “apple.” red apple with the flavor of a grape.
Gritch
Gubbish
Guesstimate” (or “guestimate”)  guess + estimate
Hassle    haggle + tussle
Hazmat    hazardous + material
Heliport + helicopter + airport
Hinglish    Hindi + English
Hi-tech= high + technology
Holidate  a planned event over the holidays
Humongous    huge + monstrous
Imagineering (see DisneyImagineering)
Infotainment (information + entertainment)
Insinuendo    insinuation + inneuendo
Installfest
Intercom    internal + communication
Internet    international + network
Interpol- international + police
iPod + broadcasting = podcasting
Jackpot= jack + pot
Japanimation
Japlish    Japanese + English
Jaywalk= jay + walk
Jerkwater = jerk + water
Joypad= joystick + pad
Kidoc  kid+ doctor (Pediatrician)
Knork    knife +fork
Knowledgebase    knowledge + database
Kolkhoz
Komsomol
Labradoodle from labradoor and poodle
Laundromat = laundry + automat
Liger – lion, tiger
Linearithmic
LoDa  area of  Mobile, Alabama that South Dauphin Street cuts through (Lower + Dauphin = LoDa).
Lox    liquid + oxygen
Maltpoo
Malvertising    malicious + advertising
Malware    malicious + software
Man + fantastic = mantastic
Manimal = man + animal
Manssiere – mans brassiere
Marketecture, marchitecture – marketing architecture
Medevac = medical + evacuation
Medicare medical + care
Medifraud    medical + fraud
Metrosexual
Mexplosion    Mexicans + explosion
MicroSoft
MiMo (midtown + mobile).  Midtown  of Mobile, Alabama.
Miss Hollywoodbe
Mobike= motor + bike
Mobile (generated) + blog = moblog
Moblog    mobile + weblog
Mockudramedy – from “mockumentary”, “docudrama” and “dramedy”
Mockumentary – from “mock” and “documentary”
Modem – modulate + demodulate
Modulator + demodulator
Moped= motor + pedal
Mornoon
Motor + hotel = motel
Motorcade    motor + cavalcade
Multiplex    multiple + complex
Muppet    marionette + puppet
NagWare
Napalm    naphthene + palmitate
Netiquette – Internet + etiquette
Netizen    Internet + citizen
Netzene internet-magazine
Newscast = news + broadcast
Nit    Napierian + digit
NoLIta (area of New York City meaning North (of) + Little Italy
Nucleonic    nuclear + electronic
Olionaire    oil + millionaire
Outpatient    outside + patient
Oxbridge    Oxford + Cambridge
Palimony    partner + alimony
Paratroop    parachute + troop
Pastle palace and castle
Pharming    pharmaceutical + farming
Pixel    picture + element
Pizzaburger
Plum + apricot = pluot
Pluot = plum + apricot
Podcast = iPod + broadcasting
Ponglish    Polish + English
Poprock or prock  combined genre of pop and rock music:  .
Prissy    prim + sissy
Prooming – Pet + Grooming = Prooming.
Pulsar Pulsating + star
Quabble  quibble and squabble
Quasar    quasistellar + radio
Qubit    quantum + bit    pulsar
Raggazine    rag + magazine
Rockumentary    rock + documentary
Russlish    Russian + English
Sci-Fi= science + fiction
Seascape    sea + landscape
Sexcapade    sex + escapade
Sexploitation= sex+ exploitation
Shamateur= sham+ amateur
ShareWare
Sheeple  Sheep + people who just follow along
Shizzle….diarrhea… you know  when you have the shi.s. and drizzle
Simultaneous + broadcast
Sitcom    situation + comedy
Skort  shorts +skirt
Skyjack    sky + hijack
Slickery slick + slippery
Smash    smack + mash
Smaze    smoke + haze
Smog – smoke + fog
Smudgemate (smudge and estimate – a way of inventing figures for a waterfall method project schedule)
Smudgemate    smudge + estimate
Sneakrative secrative + sneaky
SoHo South + Houston  (south of Houston Street in NYC)
Soundscape    sound + landscape
Spamdex    spam + index
Spanglish    Spanish + English
Splade (spoon/blade combo utensil)
Splurge= splash+ surge
sporgery
spork (spoon + fork )
spungle
SpyWare
Squealed out
Squiggle    squirm + wiggle
Stagflation    stagnation + inflation
Staycation stay home+ vacation
Steelionaire    steel + millionnaire
Stragedy – strategy + tragedy
SummerFest  summer + festival
Swatch Swiss + watch
Talk + marathon = talkathon
Tangelo – tangerine, pomelo
Telecast= television + broadcast
Telecom = telephone + conversation
Telegenic    television + photogenic
Telethon = telephone (or television) + marathon
Televangelist    television + evangelist
Telex    teleprinter + exchange
Tigon    tiger + lion
Toughicult = tough + difficult
Tragicomedy – tragedy & comedy combined
Transistor= transfer + resistor
Travelogue    travel + monologueTriangle + Below + Canal (Street) = TriBeCa (area of New York City)
Tulsa Sage =Tulsage
Tween    teen + between
Vash= volcanic + ash
Viewser (view + browser) see http://www.afc.gov.au/resources/online/afc_loi/presentations/nic_b.html
Vocalamity vocal + calamity (someone who thinks they can sing)
Vog    volcano + smog
Vorage Forage + video (on the Internet) =
Wallyball    wall + volleyball
Weathertainment – modern style of weather information on a news broadcast ((also invented on CNNNN)
Web + log = blog
Webinar    web + seminar
Weejun    Norwegian + Injun (Indian) (supposedly…but is this one true?
WeMo  (West + Mobile = WeMo) used to describe West Mobile of Mobile, Alabama.
Wholphin    whale + dolphin
WiFi    wireless + fidelity
WikiZen (can be Wiki + Citizen or Wiki + Zen
Winterfest winter+festival
Wintertainment winter + entertainment
WisdomBase? – (coined in BuzzwordMasochist)
WorkAholic workoholic
Workfar= work + welfare
Zedonk    zebra + donkey
Zimple   zit + pimple
Zonkey    zebra + donkey
Zorse    zebra + horse

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