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No. 190: Portmantime

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Strip by: Nyperold

{Dagwood is watching television while Blondie does a Sudoku puzzle.}
Label: 1986
{Daisy is asleep behind Dagwood's chair.}
Dagwood: What's with people combining words these days, like "Brexit"?!
Label: 2012
Blondie: It's true! And "beefalo"!
Label: 1973
Television: Stay tuned for "dramedy"
Label: 1978
Dagwood: Or "tofurkey"!
Label: 1995
Blondie: Or "labradoodle"!
Label: 1955
Dagwood: Or "spork"!
Label: 1909
{Now Dagwood is lying on the couch, possibly asleep, or trying to be. Blondie and Daisy look on.}
Blondie: Or the ever-popular "Dagnap".
Label: 2017

The author writes:

Why, it's almost as if portmanteaus are older than we think...

(Years are to the best of my researching ability. The actual fact may place them even earlier, which would only strengthen the point.)

Original Blondie strip: 2017-05-16.