Definition of reborrowing in US English:

reborrowing

noun

  • 1Chiefly Finance. The action of reborrow.

  • 2Linguistics. A word taken back from another language, often in a different form or with a different meaning; the process by which this occurs. Also: a word borrowed into a language for a second time, often in a different form or with a different meaning; the process by which this occurs.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From reborrow + -ing.

Pronunciation

reborrowing

/riːˈbɒrəʊɪŋ/