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passerby

or passer-by

[pas-er-bahy, -bahy, pah-ser-] /ˈpæs ərˈbaɪ, -ˌbaɪ, ˈpɑ sər-/
noun, plural passersby
[pas-erz-bahy, -bahy, pah-serz-] /ˈpæs ərzˈbaɪ, -ˌbaɪ, ˈpɑ sərz-/ (Show IPA)
1.
a person passing by.
Origin of passerby
1560-1570
1560-70; pass by + -er1, with postposing of the particle
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