bystander


by·stand·er

noun \ˈbī-ˌstan-dər\

: a person who is standing near but not taking part in what is happening

Full Definition of BYSTANDER

:  one present but not taking part in a situation or event :  a chance spectator

Examples of BYSTANDER

  1. Two innocent bystanders were injured in the shooting.
  2. <bystanders rushed to help the victim of the mugging>

First Known Use of BYSTANDER

1584

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