Definition of loanword in English:
A word adopted from a foreign language with little or no modification.
- Katakana are used for foreign loanwords from languages other than Chinese; most of these come from English.
- So it's a surprise to find that some languages have few loanwords.
- Similarly, Eskimo Jargon has kaukau ‘food’, itself a loanword in Hawaiian, introduced from Chinese Pidgin English chowchow.
Words that rhyme with loanwordforeword • buzzword
Definition of loanword in:
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