Looker-on
Looker Look"er, n. 1. One who looks. [1913 Webster]

2. A person who is physically very attractive, especially a beautiful woman. [PJC]

{Looker-on}, a spectator; an onlooker; one that looks on, but has no agency or part in an affair. [1913 Webster]

Did not this fatal war affront thy coast, Yet sattest thou an idle looker-on ? --Fairfax. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • looker-on — index bystander, eyewitness, witness Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • looker-on — noun count someone who watches something happening without being involved in it: ONLOOKER …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • looker-on — onlooker, beholder, *spectator, observer, witness, eyewitness, bystander, kibitzer …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • looker-on — noun someone who looks on • Syn: ↑onlooker • Hypernyms: ↑spectator, ↑witness, ↑viewer, ↑watcher, ↑looker …   Useful english dictionary

  • looker-on — /look euhr on , awn /, n., pl. lookers on. a person who looks on; onlooker; witness; spectator. [1530 40; look on + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • looker-on — /lʊkər ˈɒn/ (say lookuhr on) noun (plural lookers on) someone who looks on; a spectator …   Australian English dictionary

  • looker-on — look er on′ n. pl. look•ers on an onlooker; spectator • Etymology: 1530–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • looker-on — noun (plural lookers on) Date: 1539 onlooker …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • looker-on — noun plural lookers on (C) someone who watches something happening without taking part in it; onlooker …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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