verb (used with object), calqued, cal·quing.
- caltrop family,
Origin of calque
verb calques, calquing or calqued
Word Origin for calque
"loan translation of a foreign word or phrase," from French calque, literally "a copy," from calquer "to trace by rubbing" (itself borrowed in English 1660s as calk), introduced 16c. from Italian calcare, from Latin calcare "to tread, to press down."