firstnighter

or first-night·er

[furst-nahy-ter]

Origin of firstnighter

First recorded in 1880–85; first night + -er1
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Historical Examples of first-nighter

  • 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.


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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