Ronnoco asked in Social SciencePsychology · 1 decade ago

Can anyone think of examples of words which are associated, such as elbow grease or coat rack?

This is for language research. We need a list of noun pairs which have meaning by themselves but mean something else together. Other examples could be traffic light, diamond ring, tree house. It seems easy but it's kinda tricky.

6 Answers

  • Favorite Answer

    peanut butter

  • 1 decade ago

    These are called "Compound Words"

    You'll find a nice list at this site:

  • 1 decade ago

    Airplane and lipstick probably don't count....

    Picture frame.

    Hair style.

    Dresser drawer.

    Television set.

    Radio dial.

    Finger nail.

    Dip stick.

    Hair brush.

    Pig sty.

    I'll be thinking up more....

  • 1 decade ago

    shoe horn

    baby buggy

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  • 1 decade ago

    couch potato

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    mouse trap, hatbox, playpen...(I guess not playpen!!)

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