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interloper

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Pronunciation: /ˈɪntələʊpə
 
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Definition of interloper in English:

noun

A person who becomes involved in a place or situation where they are not wanted or are considered not to belong: Japanese consumers have in the past been unreceptive to foreign interlopers in the cell phone market to her I was always an outsider, an interloper
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.
Synonyms
intruder, encroacher, trespasser, invader, infiltrator, unwanted person, unwanted visitor, uninvited guest;
informal gatecrasher

Origin

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).

Derivatives

interlope

1
verb
Example sentences
  • ‘It's someone who interlopes,’ Bebbens snapped.

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