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WORD ORIGIN

1550s, from Latin obtrudere "to thrust into, press upon," from ob "toward" (see ob-) + trudere "to thrust" (see extrusion). Related: Obtruded; obtruding.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR OBTRUDER

interloper

nounperson who intrudes, meddles
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