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1. Japanese characterized by numerous borrowings from English.
2. English affected by Japanese pronunciation, vocabulary, or syntax.

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(Languages) the adoption and adaptation of English words into the Japanese language. Also called: Japanglish
[C20: from a blend of Japanese + English]
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The Japanese may be very nationalistic but their language is peppered with garaigo (loan words imported with very little change, for example 'handubagu' for 'handbag') as well as 'wasei-eigo' (English words that are 'japanified'-for example 'firipin-pabu,' or a pub or bar with many Filipino workers).