Passer-by \Pass`er-by"\, n. One who goes by; a passer. [1913 Webster]

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  • passer-by — (n.) also passerby, 1560s, from agent noun of PASS (Cf. pass) (v.) + BY (Cf. by); earlier, this sense was in passager (see PASSENGER (Cf. passenger)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • passer-by — has the plural form passers by …   Modern English usage

  • passer-by — ► NOUN (pl. passers by) ▪ a person who happens to be walking past something or someone …   English terms dictionary

  • passer-by — index bystander Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Passer By — Infobox Single Name = Passer By Artist = Mattafix from Album = Signs of a Struggle Released = October 24, 2005 Format = Digital download, CD single Recorded = 2005 Genre = Alternative rock, Blues, Jazz Length = 3:36 Label = Virgin Records (EMI… …   Wikipedia

  • passer-by — UK [ˌpɑːsə(r)ˈbaɪ] / US [ˌpæsərˈbaɪ] noun [countable] Word forms passer by : singular passer by plural passers by UK [ˌpɑːsə(r)zˈbaɪ] / US [ˌpæsərzˈbaɪ] someone who is walking past a place, especially when an accident or violent event happens A… …   English dictionary

  • passer-by — passers by also passerby N COUNT A passer by is a person who is walking past someone or something. A passer by described what he saw moments after the car bomb had exploded... I went and sat in a cafe and watched the passers by …   English dictionary

  • passer-by — n bystander, witness, spectator, passer; pedestrian, passing motorist, onlooker, watcher; dispassionate person, uninvolved bystander; good Samaritan …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • passer-by — noun A person who is passing by (that is, walking past). When he tripped and fell in the street, several kind passers by helped him up …   Wiktionary

  • passer-by — /pasə ˈbaɪ / (say pahsuh buy) noun (plural passers by) someone who passes by …   Australian English dictionary

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