Definitions

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  • n. A vagabond; a vagrant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A vagabond; a vagrant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Scotch or northern English forms of landloper, landloping.

Etymologies

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From Dutch landlooper, literally “land-runner”. See land, leap.

Examples

  • German landlouper, I have caused your servants beds to be made here in the gallery.

    A Legend of Montrose

  • It wad look unco-like, I thought, just to be sent out on a hunt-the-gowk errand wi 'a landlouper like that.

    Guy Mannering, Or, the Astrologer — Volume 02

  • "Nevertheless, if you wish it, Harry, I'll set all other respects aside, and send the landlouper to seek other quarters tomorrow morning."

    The Fair Maid of Perth St. Valentine's Day

  • “Nevertheless, if you wish it, Harry, I’ll set all other respects aside, and send the landlouper to seek other quarters tomorrow morning.”

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • The young man's no landlouper ony mair nor yersel '-- no as mickle indeed, but a very proper young man, wi' a face as bonny as an angel -- "

    The Lilac Sunbonnet

  • -- Ay, ay -- trust him for that -- they that hide ken best where to find -- he wants to wile him out o 'his last guinea, and then escape to his ain country, the landlouper. "

    The Proverbs of Scotland

  • It wad look unco-like, I thought, just to be sent out on a hunt-the-gowk errand wi’ a landlouper like that.

    Guy Mannering

  • And then his absurd and expensive operations carried on by this High-German landlouper, Dousterswivel "--

    The Antiquary — Volume 01

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