Definition of loanword
: a word taken from another language and at least partly naturalized
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It’s time for chimaek, a tradition that combines the Korean term for beer, maekju, with the English loanword for chicken.
Sadly, these words failed to stick, and nowadays one is forced to answer wrong numbers on a loanword: tilifun.
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