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From Dutch landloper (literally land-runner). Merged with native English landleaper, from Middle English landeleper, londlepar, lande-lepere, landelepper, equivalent to land +‎ leaper.


landlouper (plural landloupers)

  1. A vagabond; a vagrant.
    • 1856, John Lothrop Moltey, The Rise of the Dutch Republic, page 594
      Bands of landloupers had been employed []

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for landlouper in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)