[ in-ter-lohp, in-ter-lohp ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈloʊp, ˈɪn tərˌloʊp /

verb (used without object), in·ter·loped, in·ter·lop·ing.

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 formsin·ter·lop·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for interlope



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper