Learn English slang | People portmanteau words

Learn English slang by finding out the meaning of common portmanteau words to describe people such as telegenic, conman, frenemy and bridezilla!

Here's an example of glitterati in the classic US comedy Seinfeld, when Kramer tells George he's becoming part of the glitterati...

And if that wasn't clear enough, check out the glitterati on Glitterati TV...

Here are some of the greatest conmen in movie history (also known as con artists). How many of these movies have you seen?

Maybe you've seen the movie Catch Me If You Can with Leonardo DiCaprio about Frank Abagnale Jr and the many different people he managed to con...

So how can you tell if someone is actually your frenemy? Watch this Howcast video to find out...

How can you tell if you are a shopaholic?

How can you deal with someone you are in a relationship with who is a workaholic?

If you love chocolate but you're watching your weight then how about making some low-carb chocoholic cupcakes...

Are you a metrosexual man or do you know one? Here are a few examples of metrosexual Bollywood actors...

Even ex-England rugby star Jonny Wilkinson is a metrosexual man!

Not sure what a bridezilla is yet? Listen to a few of these true stories from TheTalko to help you understand...

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VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

You could describe someone as being telegenic. This means 'television' and 'photogenic'. Somebody who looks really good on TV.

We also have the portmanteau glitterati. This is a mixture between 'glitter' and 'literati'. So this is used to describe people who are very famous, always on TV, always in film and always in newspapers and magazines.

A conman is a 'confidence man', sometimes known as a confidence trickster. Someone who takes your confidence, makes you trust them so they can steal your money.

Frenemy. This is a mixture between a friend and an enemy. So someone who is your friend but also your enemy at the same time.

A shopaholic is a mixture between 'shop' or 'shopping' and 'alcoholic'. So someone who is addicted to shopping. You can also have a workaholic, 'work' and 'alcoholic', so someone who is addicted to work, who works too much. And a chocoholic. 'Chocolate' and 'alcoholic'. Someone who is addicted to chocolate, who can't stop eating chocolate.

Metrosexual. This is a portmanteau of 'metropolitan' and 'sexual' or 'metropolitan' and heterosexual'. So this is a man who is very fashionable who lives in the city.

Bridezilla. This is a mixture of 'bride', a woman getting married, and 'Godzilla'! This describes how some women behave before they get married when they go a bit crazy and controlling like a monster before their wedding.

And finally, a sexpert. This is a 'sex expert' of course!

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