Dictionary
3 ENTRIES FOUND:

borrowing

noun bor·row·ing \ˈbär-ə-wiŋ, ˈbr-\

: something that is borrowed; especially : a word or phrase from one language that is used in another language

: the act of borrowing something; especially : the act of borrowing money

Full Definition of BORROWING

:  something borrowed; especially :  a word or phrase adopted from one language into another

Examples of BORROWING

  1. He's compiling a list of Japanese borrowings in English.
  2. Students must have their own pencils. Borrowing is not allowed.
  3. Economists predict that there will be increases in government borrowing.

First Known Use of BORROWING

1609

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: borrowing daysPrevious Word in the Dictionary: borrowed timeAll Words Near: borrowing
April 28, 2015
portmanteau Hear it
a word formed by the blending of words
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears