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firstnighter

or first-nighter

[furst-nahy-ter] /ˈfɜrstˈnaɪ tər/
noun
1.
a person who often or usually attends the theater, opera, etc., on opening night.
Origin of firstnighter
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; first night + -er1
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  • He was not a "first-nighter," but dropped in to see a new piece whenever he wanted copy for his feuilleton.

  • The stage claimed a great part of my attention about this time, and I became an inveterate "first-nighter" in my holidays.

    Forty Years of 'Spy' Leslie Ward
British Dictionary definitions for first-nighter

first-nighter

noun
1.
a member of an opening night audience, esp one who habitually attends first nights
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