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spectator

[spek-tey-ter, spek-tey-]
noun
1.
a person who looks on or watches; onlooker; observer.
2.
a person who is present at and views a spectacle, display, or the like; member of an audience.
3.
Also called spectator shoe. a white shoe with a perforated wing tip and back trim, traditionally of dark brown, dark blue, or black but sometimes of a lighter color.

Origin:
1580–90; < Latin spectātor, equivalent to spectā(re), frequentative of specere to look, regard + -tor -tor

spectatorial [spek-tuh-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-] , adjective
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spectator (spɛkˈteɪtə)
 
n
a person viewing anything; onlooker; observer
 
[C16: from Latin, from spectāre to watch; see spectacle]

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spectator
1586, from L. spectator "viewer, watcher," from pp. stem of spectare "to view, watch" (see spectacle). Spectate (v.) is a back-formation attested from 1929. Spectator sport is attested from 1943.
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