a.k.a. neologism
The name for a new word created by blending the sounds and combining the meanings of two others. Here are a few examples:
  • motel from motor and hotel
  • brunch from breakfast and lunch
  • sitcom from situation and comedy
  • alphanumeric from alphabetic and numeric
  • anadig from analog and digital as in watches
  • ARPAnet from ARPA and network
  • bit from binary and digit
  • blog from web and log
  • cyborg from cybernetics and organism
  • datacasting from data and broadcasting
  • digicam from digital and camera
  • emoticon from emotion and icon
  • email from electronic and mail
  • ezine from electronic and magazine
  • malware from malicious and software
  • netizen from (Inter)net and citizen
  • netiquette from (Inter)net and etiquette
  • spambot from spam and robot
  • sysop from system and operator
  • telematics from telecommunications and informatics
  • webcam from World Wide Web and camera
See also : incel  webinar  linux  alphanumeric  blog  
NetLingo Classification: Online Jargon