Friday, May 14, 2010

Slang word of the day: malamanteau

Today's slang word of the day is malamanteau. Click here to vote on usage, vulgarity, etc.



  • Coined in XKCD web comic #739: "a portmanteau created by incorrectly combining a malapropism with a neologism."



  • In addition to the XKCD origin, the term appears to have been used on the website MetaFilter as early as 2007:
    It's not spoonerism. More like a portmanteau combined with a malapropism. So I'd go with malamanteau or a portmanpropism.

    posted by ludwig_van at 3:31 PM on July 17, 2007 (link)

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