reborrowing

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reborrowing

  1. present participle of reborrow

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reborrowing (plural reborrowings)

  1. (linguistics) A word that passed from language A into language B and thence back into language A. Such words may have changed in meaning and/or form.
    English football became German Fußball, from which we got the reborrowing foosball.
  2. Something reborrowed. (Can we add an example for this sense?)

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