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passer-bynoun [C]

uk   /ˌpɑː.səˈbaɪ/  us   /ˌpæs.ɚ-/ (plural passers-by)
someone who is going past a particular place, especially when something unusual happens: The gunmen opened fire, killing a policeman and a passer-by.
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