Meaning of “loanword” in the English Dictionary

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"loanword" in British English

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loanwordnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈləʊn.wɜːd/ us /ˈloʊn.wɝːd/ specialized

a word taken from one language and used in another:

diacritic marks used in loan words like the French "naïveté"

(Definition of “loanword” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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