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looker-on

[ look-er-on, -awn ]
/ ˌlʊk ərˈɒn, -ˈɔn /
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noun, plural look·ers-on.

a person who looks on; onlooker; witness; spectator.

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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of looker-on

1530–40; look on + -er1
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