passerby

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noun pass·er·by \ˌpa-sər-ˈbī, ˈpa-sər-ˌbī\

Definition of passerby

plural

passersby

play \ˌpa-sərz-ˈbī, ˈpa-sərz-ˌbī\
  1. :  one who passes by A passerby saw the accident and offered to help.

Examples of passerby in a Sentence

  1. A passerby saw the accident and stopped to help.

  2. Passersby were asked if they were registered to vote.

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First Known Use of passerby

1567


PASSERBY Defined for English Language Learners

passerby

play
noun

Definition of passerby for English Language Learners

  • : a person who walks by something on a street or road


PASSERBY Defined for Kids

passerby

play
noun pass·er·by \ˌpa-sər-ˈbī\

Definition of passerby for Students

plural

passersby

\-sərz-ˈbī\
  1. :  someone who goes by



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