or loan word
- a word in one language that has been borrowed from another language and usually naturalized, as wine, taken into Old English from Latin vinum, or macho, taken into Modern English from Spanish.
Origin of loanword
1870–75; translation of German Lehnwort
Also called loan.
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- a word adopted, often with some modification of its form, from one language into another