noun (plural lookers-on)
A person who is a spectator rather than a participant in a situation.
More example sentences
- But the aspect of his appearance on this particular morning that most interested the lookers-on was not the coat, but rather the glint of gold that caught the light on his breast.
- I asked an astute hockey observer about the player, whom even a casual looker-on like me recognizes as a skilled player, himself dogged by clutchers and grabbers.
- But, as local art students and lookers-on alike asked, did these free thinking experiments beyond the studio space constitute art?
Definition of looker-on in:
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