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calque

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noun \ˈkalk\

Definition of calque



Origin and Etymology of calque

French, literally, copy, from calquer to trace, from Italian calcare to trample, trace, from Latin, to trample — more at caulk


First Known Use: 1937

Rhymes with calque


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