A person who is standing near and sees something that happens, without being involved in it.
Several innocent bystanders were hurt when the two gangs attacked each other.
by ElektroNick April 20, 2006
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A person who stands by In an argument or issue. Usually the weak one.
Stranger 1: Shut up!
Stranger 2: No you shut up!

Bystander: (Thinks) " I'm not part of that."
by The gamer DUDE February 18, 2017
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1. Someone who was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
2. Members (currently 12) of a popular group blog of the same name.
1. The evil-doers drove a car through a crowd of <i>innocent bystanders</i>.

2. Innocent Bystanders welcomes all races, creeds and orientations to comment.
by Retired Geezer May 30, 2006
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When witnessing a situation of an victim and 'incriminator', the degree of responsibility the witness has in helping the victim or stopping the 'crime' in progress. The degree of responsibility usually depends on three criteria; 1. Whether the victim is deserving of help, 2. The competence of the bystander, 3. The relationship between the bystander and the 'victim'. The bystander can intervene in usually two different ways; direct intervention, or, calling authorities.
I saw an old lady getting her purse taken by some thug, i just stood by and watched... later i felt confused and guilty. The feeling i felt could be described as the bystander effect
by stevo142 June 30, 2013
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The act of sitting on one's hand for 20 minutes to make it go numb, and proceeding to jerk off someone else with that hand. Very similar to the "stranger".
My girlfriend prefers the innocent bystander treatment during foreplay, but I couldn't get my hand to fall asleep
by TheDonGregga December 15, 2016
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Male Feminist Virgin: I saved that girl by using bystander intervention.
Self-Respecting Male: No. You cock blocked a husband from making love to his wife.
by Sultry Santa August 19, 2019
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