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Meaning of loanword

loan•word

Pronunciation: (lōn'wûrd"), [key]
— n.
  1. a word in one language that has been borrowed from another language and usually naturalized, as wine, taken into Old English from Latin vinum, or macho, taken into Modern English from Spanish.
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