loanshift

loanshift

[lohn-shift]
noun Linguistics.
1.
change or extension of the meaning of a word through the influence of a foreign word, as in the application in English of the meaning “profession” to the word calling through the influence of Latin vocātio.
2.
a word created by loanshift.

Origin:
1945–50; loan1 + shift

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