noun land·loper \ˈlan(d)ˌləu̇pə(r), -lōp-, -lüp-\
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\ˈlan(d)ˌləu̇pə(r), -lōp-, -lüp-\

Definition of landloper



  1. 1 :  vagabond, vagrant

  2. 2 obsolete :  landlubber

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Origin and Etymology of landloper

Dutch landloper, from Middle Dutch, from land + loper runner, from lopen to run + -er; akin to Old High German lant land and to Old High German loufan to run — more at land, leap

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a trip made at another's expense

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