borrowing

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noun bor·row·ing \ˈbär-ə-wiŋ, ˈbȯr-\

Definition of borrowing

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

Examples of borrowing in a sentence

  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.

1609

First Known Use of borrowing

1609


BORROWING Defined for English Language Learners

borrowing

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noun bor·row·ing \ˈbär-ə-wiŋ, ˈbȯr-\

Definition of borrowing for English Language Learners

  • : 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



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