American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The ashes that remain after cremation of a corpse.
- n. Cremated remains of a deceased person.
- n. the remains of a dead body after cremation
- Blend of cremated and remains. Apparently a euphemism used by undertakers. (Wiktionary)
- Blend of cremated, past participle of cremate and remains. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I am writing to you to object to the word cremains, which was used by your representative when he met with my mother and me two days after my father's death.”
“In fact, my father himself, who was a professor of English and is now being called the cremains, would have pointed out to you the alliteration in Porta Potti and the rhyme in pooper-scooper.”
“Seriously, a company call Lifetime, I think in Illinois, that takes the carbon from cremains, which is the lingo for "cremated remains," and turns them into actual diamonds that people are wearing as jewelry.”
“Disposing or storing of the ashes, called cremains, has become a more creative exercise as well.”
“Attorney Neal Gordon -- the trustee assign to resolve the debts of the family-owned business that started in 1920 -- said finding the cremains was a surprise and unsettling.”
“In fact, my father himself, who was a professor of English and is now being called the cremains, would have pointed out to you the alliteration in”
“Unbelievably, the term "cremains" is the preferred nomenclature of the Cremation Association of North America (I looked this up).”
“The "cremains," in lipstick-size capsules, are on a rocket launched from a Lockheed L-1011 airplane over Grand Canary Island.”
“Then she discovered Art From Ashes, a Web company that incorporates a teaspoon of pet or human "cremains" into luminous artwork.”
“The cost: $12 500 for the full "cremains," or up to three kilos of ashes.”
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Grateful credit to pterodactyl and http://reocities.com/SoHo/Studios/9783/phond1.html.
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Words created by blending the sounds and meanings of two pre-existing words.
(The older or the more commonly accepted/understood, the better IMO.)
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Looking for tweets for cremains.