Compound Words Quiz #4

Can you guess these compound words based on a definition?
A compound word is formed by combining two shorter words
Examples: Houseboat, armchair, breadstick
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Last updated: April 4, 2022
First submittedJanuary 24, 2013
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Definition
Word
Soccer
Football
Inflatable car-safety device
Airbag
Used for carrying business papers
Briefcase
Old method of controlling a video game
Joystick
A small pit, dug out to provide
shelter from enemy fire
Foxhole
Leader of a board of directors
Chairperson
Marine creature with stinging tentacles
Jellyfish
Access point to the sewers
Manhole
Clothes-scrubbing tool or
zydeco instrument
Washboard
Person who chops down trees
for a living
Lumberjack
Definition
Word
Architectural diagram
Blueprint
Hotel employee who carries luggage
Bellhop
Large road-side advertisement
Billboard
Person who rents farmland and gives the
landlord a percentage of the output
Sharecropper
Device for catching small rodents
Mousetrap
Physical comedy, such as getting a
pie in the face
Slapstick
Runway for models
Catwalk
Highly-ranked chess player
Grandmaster
Thin vertical line on a suit or other
piece of clothing
Pinstripe
Young frog
Tadpole
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Level 75
Jan 22, 2013
I would add Bellboy or Bellman for Bellhop.
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Level 36
Feb 6, 2017
In the UK we call them porters I think. I only know bellboy from watching Big Bang Theory haha
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Level 61
May 6, 2019
I got to get running now

keep my lip buttoned down

carry this baggage out

always running at someone's pleading heel

You know how I feel

Always running at someone's heel

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Level 58
Jan 22, 2013
"Highly-ranked chess player"? Shouldn't that be "egghead"?
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Level 23
Jan 23, 2013
Can you accept "Suitcase" for Briefcase? I think they are the same things o.o?
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Level 65
Jan 30, 2013
But a suitcase is meant for packing clothing and travel items. The clue specifically mentioned papers. Briefcase is really the only answer.
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Level 58
Sep 22, 2022
Portfolio works as well
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Level 39
Jun 7, 2014
chairman should be acceptable, we don't have to get that PC do we? I suppose you could accept chairwoman as well.
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Level ∞
Mar 14, 2015
Chairman/woman/person all would have worked.
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Level 78
May 6, 2019
This is the only one I missed because I'm used to just saying "chair" -- no need for the compound, IMO.
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Level 84
Sep 17, 2015
I got it with chairman, but, if the answer is chairperson... why not "personhole?" Are you saying only men are fit to be sewer workers?
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Level 61
Sep 17, 2015
I know you're just trolling to be a jerk, but the "Chairman" of the Board could refer to a person of any or no gender, whereas a manhole refers to an inanimate non-gendered object and never a person of any gender. So there is actually an important distinction.
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Level 62
Sep 18, 2015
Swapping man to 'person' is no less sexist. Why not 'perdaughterhole', or 'chairperdaughter'?
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Level 84
May 6, 2019
I'm not being a jerk but if you are a jerk yourself I'm sure it's hard to see that. It's a legitimate question. A manhole is a hole for a man.
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Level 82
Apr 5, 2022
@Kestrana: It's not called a manhole because the hole has a gender! It refers to the gender of the person who is expected to use it. I, nevertheless, think it would be ridiculous to call it a personhole, and I suspect that kalbahamut does as well. It was a joke, not being a troll.
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Level 71
Apr 5, 2022
man can also mean human in general, no need for an overly political correct humanbeinghole or the sorts.
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Level 55
Sep 20, 2022
Why not just sewerhole, because it is a hole that leads to a sewer? Well, maybe not every manhole leads to a sewer, I'm sure there are also other locations that could be entered through a manhole...
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Level 75
Apr 1, 2015
A Foxhole is also a Shellscrape or a Slittrench, which are also both compound words. Should both be accepted.
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Level 67
May 6, 2019
I could only think of trench. And I didn't get bellhop, but I tried porter and doorman.
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Level 87
Apr 4, 2022
Both slit trench and shell scrape are two words, according to the dictionary.
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Level 63
Sep 20, 2022
All I could think of was dugout, probably because it's in the clue
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Level 68
Sep 16, 2015
I'd request it allow "stormdrain" in addition to "manhole" for access to sewers.
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Level 33
Sep 16, 2015
I believe storm and drain are two separate words and not compound.
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Level 82
Apr 5, 2022
Storm drain is two words. Also, I think a storm drain is usually fixed; permanently attached to the asphalt and/or concrete, with bars across it to prevent access. A manhole has a manhole cover to permit access.

I suppose a storm drain does provide access to the sewer for water, but it's still not a compound word.

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Level 68
Sep 16, 2015
100%.
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Level 39
Oct 17, 2015
Highly-ranked chess player: Nerd
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Level 71
Mar 20, 2019
Obviously you find chess too difficult.
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Level 60
Mar 19, 2018
I thought a catwalk was a scaffold above a stage or arena setting, so one could walk around above the actors and drop water balloons on them. I saw that on Project Catwalk.
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Level 74
Mar 16, 2019
You're thinking of the grid.
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Level 74
Mar 17, 2019
For the second question, I tried every concievable version of "eight-final".
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Level 69
Mar 17, 2019
"Floorplan" should be accepted under architectural diagram.
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Level 71
Mar 27, 2019
A floor plan is a very small subset of a blueprint, as they only show the size and layouts of rooms. Blueprints, however, are engineering instructions, including information about construction methods, materials, electricity and plumbing, and I could go on, but most importantly, it's not a compound word, but two separate words.
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Level 61
Apr 4, 2022
I agree. Blueprint has a wider meaning also. Both are equally correct
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Level 64
Sep 20, 2022
Hammer: Now, in arranging these lots, of course, we use blueprints. You know what a blueprint is, huh?

Chico: It's oysters.

The Cocoanuts (1929)

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Level 80
Mar 17, 2019
Dugout should work for foxhole?
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Level 78
Mar 18, 2019
I believe a "dugout" is either a place reserved for a baseball team or a canoe, but not a foxhole - at least in my world.
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Level 71
Mar 27, 2019
Hmm, that's actually not a bad point and right on the borderline, but looking it up, apparently a foxhole is a place to shoot from and to take cover from being shot at, whereas a dugout is meant to be a general shelter (like to sleep in, etc.), and has some sort of roof or cover over it. Who knew?
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Level 76
Apr 4, 2022
Dugout is also a place to shoot from. Wilfred Owen, British WW1 poet:. "We found an old Boch dugout and he knew"
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Level 70
May 6, 2019
what about "paperclip" for the business papers? It is commonly spelled as one word, even wikipedia (the source you use most commonly) lists it as one word as a alternative.
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Level 71
May 6, 2019
Who uses a paperclip to carry their business papers?
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Level 64
Sep 20, 2022
Some people, on the other hand, might use a matchbox to hold their clothes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3GEDqkJeVs
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Level 80
May 6, 2019
I believe the preferred nomenclature is "personhole."
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Level 77
May 6, 2019
Accept pothole? In my town they are deep enough to provide access to anything below - sewers, caves, River Styx, etc. :)
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Level 74
May 30, 2021
I tried woodchopper, axeman and treefeller before finally getting it 😑
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Level 63
Sep 20, 2022
I tried all of those too. Eventually remembered the North American term for it.
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Level 76
Apr 5, 2022
Never heard of a sharecropper before this quiz. I'm not alone by the stats. I missed blueprint because I associate those with engineering plans rather than architectural plans, which are different things.
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Level 67
Apr 5, 2022
Shame that my attempt of 'ten-ant' didn't work for the farmer one!
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Level 63
Apr 5, 2022
What about accepting "tenant" as an answer?
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Level 70
Apr 8, 2022
Maybe tenants, but ants are notoriously hard for landlords to collect rent from, especially when there are ten of them.
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Level 78
Apr 6, 2022
Sharefarner is used instead of sharecropper in a number of English speaking countries, especially for grazing farms
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Level 74
Apr 8, 2022
If you are going to have "chairperson", should you not also have "personhole" and "lumberjill"?
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Level 75
Apr 10, 2022
There's also a non-inflatable car safety device that's a compound word!
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Level 68
Aug 28, 2022
I'm still waiting for the day sea jelly supplants jellyfish, but I'm not holding my breath.
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Level 63
Sep 20, 2022
I am 52 years old and today is the first time I have ever encountered the word 'sharecropper'
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Level 67
Sep 20, 2022
Slightly older and never heard of it either. Or bellhop
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Level 54
Sep 24, 2022
Didn't pay attention in school when they taught about the dustbowl?
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Level 58
Sep 20, 2022
Didn't get the sharecropper and struggled with Bellhop but I don't recognise them as UK terms so that's probably why. Got the rest ok though. :-)
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Level 62
Sep 21, 2022
Sharecropper is a bit of a stretch.
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Level 54
Sep 24, 2022
Sharecropper is what they are though.