PRONUNCIATION: (in-tuhr-LOHP, IN-tuhr-lohp)

MEANING: verb intr.: To intrude or interfere.

ETYMOLOGY: Probably a back-formation from interloper, from Latin inter- (between) + Dutch lopen (to run), which also gave us landloper and landlubber. Earliest documented use: 1603.

WINTER LOPE - it's a different gait, running in February

INTER HOPE - exhortation to All Ye Who Enter Here

INTER-POPE - when the Pope dies and a new Pope has yet been elected