looker-on

looker-on

[look-er-on, -awn]
noun, plural lookers-on.
a person who looks on; onlooker; witness; spectator.

Origin:
1530–40; look on + -er1

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look on
 
vb
1.  (adverb) to be a spectator at an event or incident
2.  (preposition) Also: look upon to consider or regard: she looked on the whole affair as a joke; he looks on his mother-in-law with disapproval
 
looker-'on
 
n

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