Today we will learn more about ‘blending words’.
You can review the first lesson here englishtips4u.com/2012/06/27/engclass-blending-words/
You can review the second lesson here englishtips4u.com/2018/06/17/engclass-blending-words-2/
Here are some examples of blending words:
1. Dramedy (drama + comedy).
Meaning: a movie or TV programme that combines elements of drama and comedy.
- Chillax (chill + relax).
Meaning: to become calm and relax.
Hangry (hungry + angry).
Meaning: bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger.
Brainiac (brain + maniac).
Meaning: someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality.
Snark (snide + remark).
Meaning: an attitude or expression of mocking irreverence and sarcasm.
Infomercial (information + commercial).
Meaning: a TV programme that promotes a product in an informative and supposedly objective way.
Chocoholic (chocolate + alcoholic).
Meaning: a person who is addicted to chocolate.
Moped (motor + pedal).
Meaning: a low-power, lightweight motorized bicycle.
Edutainment (education + entertainment).
Meaning: things which are designed to be entertaining and educational at the same time.
Jeggings (jeans + leggings).
Meaning: tight-fitting stretch pants, made to look like denim.
Vitamin (vital + amine).
Meaning: substances that you need in order to remain healthy.
Malware (malicious + softwarehic).
Meaning: any program or file that is intentionally designed to cause damage to a computer, server, or computer network.