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[in-ter-lohp, in-ter-lohp] /ˌɪn tərˈloʊp, ˈɪn tərˌloʊp/
verb (used without object), interloped, interloping.
to intrude into some region or field of trade without a proper license.
to thrust oneself into the affairs of others.
Origin of interlope
1595-1605; probably back formation from interloper, equivalent to inter- + -loper (see landloper)
Related forms
interloper, noun
1. trespass, poach, encroach. 2. meddle. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But for this interloping, distant relative from foreign shores they were prepared.

    The Madigans Miriam Michelson
  • The Good Intent is broken up; her interloping is over for good and all.

    In Clive's Command Herbert Strang
  • And of this they would dare to deprive him—they, an interloping trollop and a dirty little attorney!

    Two Sides of the Face Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • This line was interrupted by one interloping usurper between the thirteenth and fourteenth.

  • That horrid thought coerced the prudent Sara to endurance of the interloping brother.

    The Convert Elizabeth Robins
  • He felt sure he should cordially hate this horrid, interesting, interloping fellow, Sam's brother.

  • Also how do we know but that the interloping fellow Fynes is an agent for a whisky firm perhaps?

  • I have healed as many men by bleeding as that interloping Arabist has killed for want of it.

  • And as he muttered to himself: Out on this interloping king, who comes between me and my delight!

  • The red Captain swore a fierce oath, and, grasping a whip, called the interloping dog to come to him.

    The Bright Face of Danger Robert Neilson Stephens
Word Origin and History for interloping



early 17c., a back-formation from interloper, or else from inter- + lope (see interloper). Related: Interloped; interloping.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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