first-nighter


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first-nighter

n
(Theatre) a member of an opening night audience, esp one who habitually attends first nights

first′-night′er



n.
a person who attends the first night of a theatrical or other production.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.first-nighter - someone habitually a spectator at the openings of theatrical productions
playgoer, theatergoer, theatregoer - someone who attends the theater
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first-nighter

[ˈfɜːstˈnaɪtəʳ] Nestrenista mf
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Tarantino yelled out to the Ziegfeld Theater first-nighters, who cheered and didn't stop cheering until the credits roiled.