interlope

verb in·ter·lope \ ˌin-tər-ˈlōp , ˈin-tər-ˌlōp \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of interlope

interloped; interloping
intransitive verb
1 : to encroach on the rights (as in trade) of others

Examples of interlope in a Sentence

  1. regarded the new couple as a pair of interloping parvenus who were sure to upset the town's social hierarchy

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Origin and Etymology of interlope

probably back-formation from interloper, from inter- + -loper (akin to Middle Dutch lopen to run, Old English hlēapan to leap) — more at leap



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