/pas"euhr buy", -buy', pah"seuhr-/, n., pl. passersby /pas"euhrz buy", -buy', pah"seuhrz-/
a person passing by.
Also, passer-by.
[1560-70; pass by + -ER1, with postposing of the particle]

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