go-by

go-by

[goh-bahy]
noun Informal.
a going by without notice; an intentional passing by; snub: to give one the go-by.

Origin:
1605–15; noun use of verb phrase go by

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go-by
 
n
slang a deliberate snub or slight (esp in the phrase give (a person) the go-by)

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go-by definition

[ˈgobɑɪ]
  1. n.
    an instance of ignoring or passing by (someone). (See also give (so) the go-by.) : I got the go-by from her every time I saw her.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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