passerby

noun pass·er·by \ ˌpa-sər-ˈbī , ˈpa-sər-ˌbī \
Updated on: 20 Apr 2018
plural passersby play \ˌpa-sərz-ˈbī, ˈpa-sərz-ˌbī\
: 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

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PASSERBY Defined for English Language Learners

passerby

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


PASSERBY Defined for Kids

passerby

noun pass·er·by \ ˌpa-sər-ˈbī \
plural passersby \-sərz-ˈbī\
: someone who goes by


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