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theatergoer

or theatregoer

[thee-uh-ter-goh-er, theeuh -] /ˈθi ə tərˌgoʊ ər, ˈθiə-/
noun
1.
a person who goes to the theater, especially often or habitually.
Origin of theatergoer
1870-1875
First recorded in 1870-75; theater + goer
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  • As a piece of acting, this was worth the attention of every theatergoer.

  • Although their humor is often biting, their theatrical style seems rather ordinary and traditional to a Western theatergoer.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria

    Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

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