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loanshift

[ lohn-shift ]
/ ˈloʊnˌʃɪft /
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noun Linguistics.
change or extension of the meaning of a word through the influence of a foreign word, as in the application in English of the meaning “profession” to the word calling through the influence of Latin vocātio.
a word created by loanshift.
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Origin of loanshift

First recorded in 1945–50; loan1 + shift
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