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Word of The Day is Landloper


Landloper \LAND-loh-per\ noun


A wanderer, vagrant, or adventurer.


…I was a land loper , 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


Landloper comes from the Dutch terms land, “land,” and loopen, “to run.” It entered English in the mid-1500s.

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