Top 10: Frankenwords

What would happen if you took half a word, half of a different word, and stitched them together? You’d create a monster! Or, more accurately, a Frankenword.

These wordy mashups (also known as portmanteau) are generally harmless, always fun to say, and sometimes so sneaky, you’d never know they started off as two separate pieces to begin with.

 

10. Guesstimate

A guesstimate is when you make an estimate without any real data to back it up. It’s kind of like playing The Price is Right, but there are no prizes. It’s a guessed estimate! Get it?

 

09. Frenemy

Friend? Enemy? Why not both? Both is good. Or maybe not. If you’re on friendly terms with a person you’re also in rivalry with, you’re probably frenemies.

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