a person who testifies or can testify to what he or she has heard.
Origin of earwitness
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Like father, like son: Rusty sits at a vent in the back room of the bar as a clandestine “earwitness,” absorbing the town gossip.The New Wallace Stegner: Ivan Doig’s ‘The Bartender’s Tale’
August 22, 2012