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passerby

or pass·er-by

[ pas-er-bahy, -bahy, pah-ser- ]
/ ˈpæs ərˈbaɪ, -ˌbaɪ, ˈpɑ sər- /
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noun, plural pass·ers·by [pas-erz-bahy, -bahy, pah-serz-], /ˈpæs ərzˈbaɪ, -ˌbaɪ, ˈpɑ sərz-/,
a person passing by.
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Origin of passerby

1560–70; pass by + -er1, with postposing of the particle
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passer-by

noun plural passers-by
a person that is passing or going by, esp on foot
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