passerby

or pass·er-by

[ pas-er-bahy, -bahy, pah-ser- ]
/ ˈpæs ərˈbaɪ, -ˌbaɪ, ˈpɑ sər- /

noun, plural pass·ers·by [pas-erz-bahy, -bahy, pah-serz-] /ˈpæs ərzˈbaɪ, -ˌbaɪ, ˈpɑ sərz-/,

a person passing by.

Nearby words

  1. passenger mile,
  2. passenger pigeon,
  3. passepied,
  4. passer,
  5. passer-by,
  6. passeriform,
  7. passerine,
  8. passible,
  9. passifloraceous,
  10. passim

Origin of passerby

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

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