noun in·ter·lop·er \ˌin-tər-ˈlō-pər, ˈin-tər-ˌ\

: a person who is not wanted or welcome by the other people in a situation or place

Full Definition of INTERLOPER

:  one that interlopes: as
a :  an illegal or unlicensed trader
b :  one that intrudes in a place or sphere of activity

Examples of INTERLOPER

  1. I had hoped to help my neighbors, but they regarded me as an interloper.
  2. <summer residents were regarded as interlopers who had no deep commitment to the town's welfare>

First Known Use of INTERLOPER

circa 1590
INTERLOPER Defined for Kids


noun in·ter·lop·er \ˌin-tər-ˈlō-pər\

Definition of INTERLOPER for Kids

:  a person present in a situation or place where he or she is not wanted


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