- a person that is passing or going by, esp on foot
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pass•er•by or pass•er-by /ˈpæsɚˈbaɪ, -ˌbaɪ/USA pronunciation n.[countable], pl. pass•ers•by or pass•ers-byWordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- /ˈpæsɚzˈbaɪ, -ˌbaɪ/.USA pronunciation
- a person passing by:A group of passers-by formed around the accident victim.
pass•er•by (pas′ər bī′, -bī′, pä′sər-),USA pronunciation n., pl. pass•ers•by
(pas′ər bī′, -bī′, pä′sər-),USA pronunciation
- a person passing by.
- pass by + -er1, with postposing of the particle 1560–70
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passer-by n ( pl passers-by)
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