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bystander

[bahy-stan-der] /ˈbaɪˌstæn dər/
noun
1.
a person present but not involved; chance spectator; onlooker.
Origin of bystander
1610-1620
First recorded in 1610-20; by- + stand + -er1
Synonyms
observer, viewer, passerby, witness; rubberneck, sidewalk superintendent.
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bystander

/ˈbaɪˌstændə/
noun
1.
a person present but not involved; onlooker; spectator
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Word Origin and History for bystander
n.

1610s, from by + agent noun from stand (v.). They have been innocent at least since 1829.

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