Are you afraid of being thought of as an interloper—a young, left-wing woman from Britain writing about American business?
Suddenly I realize, sitting here looking at her defend herself against an interloper like me, how wrong I have been about her.
Then why demand of Ailes that his opera bouffe company treat you as anything other than an interloper?
1590s, enterloper, "unauthorized trader trespassing on privileges of chartered companies," probably a hybrid from inter- "between" + -loper (from landloper "vagabond, adventurer," also, according to Johnson, "a term of reproach used by seamen of those who pass their lives on shore"); perhaps a dialectal form of leap, or from Middle Dutch loper "runner, rover," from lopen "to run." General sense of "self-interested intruder" is from 1630s.