interloper

interloper
interloper 1590s, enterloper, "unauthorized trader trespassing on privileges of chartered companies," probably a hybrid from INTER- (Cf. inter-) "between" + -loper (from landloper "vagabond, adventurer," also, according to Johnson, "a term of reproach used by seamen of those who pass their lives on shore"); perhaps a dialectal form of LEAP (Cf. leap), or from M.Du. loper "runner, rover," from lopen "to run." General sense of "self-interested intruder" is from 1630s.

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