passer-by

passerby

[pas-er-bahy, -bahy, pah-ser-]
noun, plural passersby [pas-erz-bahy, -bahy, pah-serz-] .
a person passing by.
Also, passer-by.


Origin:
1560–70; pass by + -er1, with postposing of the particle

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passer-by
 
n , pl passers-by
a person that is passing or going by, esp on foot

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passer-by
also passerby, 1560s, from agent noun of pass (v.) + by; earlier, this sense was in passager (see passenger).
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