or loan word
[ lohn-wurd ]
/ ˈloʊnˌwɜrd /
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.
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Origin of loanword
1870–75; translation of German Lehnwort
Also called loan.
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Examples from the Web for loanword
It has, consequently, in not a few cases, been difficult to decide whether a word is a loanword or not.Scandinavian influence on Southern Lowland Scotch|George Tobias Flom