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Nov 30, 2022
This week’s theme
Words originating in running

This week’s words
marathon
troche
interlope
prodrome
dromomania

interlope
The Interloper by Norman Rockwell
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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.

USAGE:
“How dare they interlope on my isolation ... I want to be alone.”
Mick O’Reilly; Walking the Camino de Santiago; Gulf News (Dubai); Jan 3, 2018.

See more usage examples of interlope in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into. -Jonathan Swift, satirist (30 Nov 1667-1745)

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