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Blended and clipped words

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Blended and clipped words

  1. 1. Blended and Clipped Words and Their Meanings
  2. 2. Blended Word- is a word that is formed by combining two or more words by dropping some letters, and producing a new meaning.
  3. 3. Examples: Biography + picture = biopic Television + photogenic = telegenic
  4. 4. Clipped Word- is a word formed by dropping one or more syllables from a longer word or phrase with no change in meaning.
  5. 5. Representative- rep Teenager- teen Advertisement- ad Raccoon- coon
  6. 6. Other Examples
  7. 7. Blended Words breakfast + lunch brunch camera + recorder camcorder high + technology hi-tech medical + care medicare smoke + fog smog
  8. 8. breakfast + lunch brunch work + alcoholic workaholic
  9. 9. Clipped Words hamburger- burger My favorite burger is Jollibee burger yum. Motor bike- bike Mart brought a very expensive bike. Discotheque- disco Disco is not a part of Italian culture.
  10. 10. Disco
  11. 11. Disc
  12. 12. Diskette- disc I saved all the word documents in a Compact disc. Gasoline- gas Gas has become an expensive fuel for low income group families. Gymnasium- gym My uncle goes to the gym early morning. Kilogram- kilo Get me a kilo of mangoes.
  13. 13. veterinary surgeon- vet I took my cat to the vet. laboratory- lab This school has five labs. refrigerator- fridge Having fridge is not a luxury but a necessity.
  14. 14. Thank you for your attention 