pseudo-loan

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EtymologyEdit

pseudo- +‎ loan

NounEdit

pseudo-loan (plural pseudo-loans)

  1. A term which appears to be (and may be thought of by speakers as) a loanword from another language, even being formed from elements found in that language, but which does not exist as a word in that language with the same meaning.
    Synonyms: pseudo-borrowing, false loan, false borrowing

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