Definition of interloper in English:


Syllabification: in·ter·lop·er
Pronunciation: /ˈin(t)ərˌlōpər
, ˌin(t)ərˈlōpər


A person who becomes involved in a place or situation where they are not wanted or are considered not to belong.
More example sentences
  • That I am a stranger, an interloper, who does not belong in this amazing, fantastical world.
  • But it also stoked public fear of an invisible horde of foreign interlopers.
  • This time last year I seemed at best a guest and at worst an interloper in a foreign space.
intruder, encroacher, trespasser, invader, infiltrator;
uninvited guest;
outsider, stranger, alien


late 16th century (denoting an unauthorized trader trespassing on the rights of a trade monopoly): from inter- 'amid' + -loper as in archaic landloper 'vagabond' (from Middle Dutch landlooper).



Pronunciation: /ˈintərˌlōp, ˌintərˈlōp/
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  • ‘It's someone who interlopes,’ Bebbens snapped.

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