Portmanteau words

New expressions are often formed by combining parts of two words.

blog (web + log)
motel (motor + hotel)
smog (smoke + fog)
bedsit (bedroom + sitting room)
brunch (breakfast + lunch)
pixel (picture + element)
camcorder (camera + video recorder)
vegeburger (vegetarian + burger)
shopaholic (shopping + alcoholic)
Interpol (international + police)
guesstimate (guess + estimate)
Swatch (Swiss + watch)
Eurovision (Europe + television)
telethon (telephone + marathon)
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