Compound Words That Aren’t
The Cambridge Dictionary defines “Compound Words” as follows:
A compound word is two or more words linked together to produce a word with a new meaning:
tooth + brush = toothbrush eco + friendly = eco-friendly animal + lover = animal lover
However, there are some words that could be Compound Words… but aren’t.
Some examples are:
- Furrow: (Fur + Row) a straight line of hair on an otherwise hairless area
- Pigeon: (Pig + Eon) a really long time for a large pink farm animal
- Legion: (Leg + Ion) one or more charged particles in a lower limb
- Parking: (Par + King) when a person does really well at golf
- Cooking: (Coo + King) the most powerful bird in the city
Can you come up with more examples?
If so, comment below and I’ll add them!
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