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loanword

or loan word

[ lohn-wurd ]
/ ˈloʊnˌwɜrd /
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noun

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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Also called loan.

Origin of loanword

1870–75; translation of German Lehnwort
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loan word

noun

a word adopted, often with some modification of its form, from one language into another
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