first-night·​er ˈfərs(t)-ˈnī-tər How to pronounce first-nighter (audio)
: a spectator at a first-night performance

Word History

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of first-nighter was in 1874

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Cite this Entry

“First-nighter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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