What are some descriptive words (nouns?) formed from a combination of other existing words?
I'm looking for words like bookworm and couch potato, but wasn't sure if there's a term for words like these.
- SpeedLv 76 months agoFavorite Answer
Quentin provides an interesting list, but the words you want and the examples you give are not portmanteaus. They are compound nouns, a concept that is different from the meanings of either of the nouns making it.
and a bazillion more.
- BookbinderLv 76 months ago
The term for words like these is 'portmanteau words'.