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bystander

[ bahy-stan-der ]
/ ˈbaɪˌstæn dər /
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noun
a person present but not involved; chance spectator; onlooker.
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Origin of bystander

First recorded in 1610–20; by- + stand + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for bystander

bystander
/ (ˈbaɪˌstændə) /

noun
a person present but not involved; onlooker; spectator
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