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loanword

noun loan·word \ˈlōn-ˌwərd\

Definition of LOANWORD

:  a word taken from another language and at least partly naturalized
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First Known Use of LOANWORD

1869

Other Grammar and Linguistics Terms

ablaut, allusion, anacoluthon, diacritic, gerund, idiom, infinitive, metaphor, semiotics, simile

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