loanword definition

  • noun:
    • A word used from another language and completely or partially naturalized, as very and hors d'oeuvre, both from French.
    • A word right taken into one language from a differnt one with little to no or no translation.
    • a word borrowed from another language; e.g. blitz is a German word borrowed into contemporary English.
    • A borrowed term; a word taken into one language from another.
    • a word borrowed from another language; e.g. `blitz' is a German word borrowed into contemporary English

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