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Portmanteau

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Portmànteau. n.s. [portemanteau, Fr.] A chest or bag in which cloaths are carried.

I desired him to carry one of my portmanteaus; but he laughed, and bid another do it. Spectator.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Spectator (140)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Portmanteau." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 11, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=7065.


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