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malamanteau

noun; blending
A malamanteau is a neologism for a portmanteau created by incorrectly combining a malapropism with a neologism.
 
Malamanteau itself is a neologism, a malapropism, and a portmanteau. It was originally created as a satire of the habitual diction of Wikipedia editors.
Etymology : A portmanteau of the words “malapropism” and “portmanteau.”
Source : The sentence ‘I misconscrewed it up’ is an example of a malamanteau.” Rice student (November 2010)
Last modified: 8 December 2010


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