calque

play
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


Learn More about calque


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up calque? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).