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What do you call the process of combining two words to create a new one?

Two very well established examples I can think of are: Guesstimate (i.e. Guess + Estimate) Chillax (i.e. Chill + Relax) I guess I am meaning the process where two words are artificially combined ...
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A word for female bonding

A bromance is "a close but non-sexual relationship between two men". Is there an equivalent for women? IMO, sisterhood doesn't really fit.
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Term, blend-word, or metaphor for being social but with boundaries [closed]

I'm looking for a term, word or metaphor for being social but within rules or boundaries. I don't like the word privacy as it has a negative connotation. I think the word social is overused or ...