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Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Definitions for landloper

  1. a wanderer, vagrant, or adventurer.

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Citations for landloper
…I was a landloper, as the Dutchman saith, a wanderer, and subject to incertain removes, and short sojourns in divers places before. , James Howell to Dr. Fr. Mansell, March 5, 1618, in Epistolae Ho-Elianae, Volume I, 1645
She desired that her father's case be reopened and that a new investigation be made into the so-called execrable cases, the cases involving landlopers and skulkers that her father had supposedly been too rigorous in adjudging… Halldór Laxness, translated by Philip Roughton, Iceland's Bell, 2003
Origin of landloper
1540-1550
Landloper comes from the Dutch terms land, "land," and lopen, "to run." It entered English in the mid-1500s.