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interloper

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

Simple Definition of interloper

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

Full Definition of interloper

  1. :  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>



Circa 1590

First Known Use of interloper

circa 1590


INTERLOPER Defined for Kids

interloper

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noun in·ter·lop·er \ˌin-tər-ˈlō-pər\

Definition of interloper

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





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