first-nighter
noun Date: 1882 a spectator at a first-night performance

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • first-nighter — [fʉrst′nīt′ər] n. a person who attends the opening performance of a play, opera, etc., esp. one who regularly attends first nights * * * …   Universalium

  • first-nighter — [fʉrst′nīt′ər] n. a person who attends the opening performance of a play, opera, etc., esp. one who regularly attends first nights …   English World dictionary

  • first-nighter — first′ night′er n. sbz a person who attends the first night of a theatrical or other production • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • first-nighter — first night·er …   English syllables

  • first nighter — n. person who attends on a regular basis the first night of new plays or shows …   English contemporary dictionary

  • first-nighter — /fɜst ˈnaɪtə/ (say ferst nuytuh) noun someone who habitually attends a first night …   Australian English dictionary

  • first-nighter —  One who habitually attends first performances of plays in West End …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • first-nighter — noun someone habitually a spectator at the openings of theatrical productions (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑playgoer, ↑theatergoer, ↑theatregoer …   Useful english dictionary

  • The First Nighter Program — was a long run radio anthology comedy drama series broadcast from 1930 to 1953. The host was Mr. First Nighter (Charles P. Hughes, MacDonald Carey, Bret Morrison, Marvin Miller, Don Briggs and Rye Billsbury). The show s opening recreated the… …   Wikipedia

  • first — adj., n., & adv. adj. 1 a earliest in time or order. b coming next after a specified or implied time (shall take the first train; the first cuckoo). 2 foremost in position, rank, or importance (First Lord of the Treasury; first mate). 3 Mus.… …   Useful english dictionary

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