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Hob•son-Job•son



Pronunciation: (hob'sun-job'sun), [key]
n.
the alteration of a word or phrase borrowed from a foreign language to accord more closely with the phonological and lexical patterns of the borrowing language, as in English hoosegow from Spanish juzgado.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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