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passer-by ‎(plural passers-by)

  1. A person who is passing by (that is, walking past).
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 10, The China Governess[1]:
      With a little manœuvring they contrived to meet on the doorstep which was […] in a boiling stream of passers-by, hurrying business people speeding past in a flurry of fumes and dust in the bright haze.
    When he tripped and fell in the street, several kind passers-by helped him up.