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word consisting of two words

Post by julie5 » Fri Dec 02, 2005 3:46 pm

I would like to know if anyone knows the name of the word that describes a word that consists of two words such as in the word 'classroom.'

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word consisting of two words

Post by kagriffy » Fri Dec 02, 2005 4:59 pm

I believe the term you are looking for is "compound word." That term describes words like "classroom," "schoolhouse," "boyfriend," etc.
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