non-English

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non-English (not comparable)

  1. Not English; not from England; not of English ancestry or origin.
    Synonym: un-English
  2. Not in the English language.
    • 2014, James Lambert, “A Much Tortured Expression: A New Look At `Hobson-Jobson'”, in International Journal of Lexicography, volume 27, number 1, page 57:
      These non-English citations could not have contributed to the evolution of the term in English unless borrowing was involved.