Definition of calque


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • calque is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 17 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • calque is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 20 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of calque

  • an expression introduced into one language by translating it from another language (noun)

    Examples

    1. `superman' is a calque for the German `Ubermensch'

    Synonyms

    1. calque formation
    2. loan translation