onlooker

[ on-loo k-er, awn- ]
/ ˈɒnˌlʊk ər, ˈɔn- /

noun

spectator; observer; witness.

Nearby words

  1. online catalog,
  2. online dictionary,
  3. online thesaurus,
  4. onliner,
  5. onload,
  6. onlooking,
  7. only,
  8. only game in town, the,
  9. only too,
  10. only-begotten

Origin of onlooker

1600–10; on + looker, after verb phrase look on

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British Dictionary definitions for onlooker

onlooker

/ (ˈɒnˌlʊkə) /

noun

a person who observes without taking part
Derived Formsonlooking, adjective

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Word Origin and History for onlooker

onlooker

n.

c.1600, from on + agent noun from look (v.).

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