from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone habitually a spectator at the openings of theatrical productions


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • "The wonderful part of his work was the fact that he was able to tell the very simple story of distillation ... with a lot of style and with his iconic metal work voice," commented first-nighter Cedric Suming.

    Mark Wiener and Linda DiGusta: Magic Mushrooms and a Tree of Steel -- Roxy Paine @ James Cohan Gallery

  • It will almost certainly be a "first-nighter," possibly with some SF-related lyrics thrown in.

    Square Dance on Ganymede

  • The first-nighter was thrilling, but the show quickly slumped in the weeks that followed as the shtick failed to stick.

    Cher…Diva returns to Caesars in Vegas! August 30th… « Julian Ayrs & Pop Culture

  • Another first-nighter is John McCain, who has certainly not always been on the president's team.

    CNN Transcript Aug 30, 2004

  • He is not a "first-nighter," who, by the light of the midnight oil, dips his mighty pen in the ink which is to seal on to-morrow's broad-sheet, as he proudly imagines, the professional fate of the artists who are submitted for his censure or his praise.

    Mary Anderson

  • The audience was brilliant; indeed, though I had been an ardent first-nighter for a year or two in my callow youth, I think I have never seen such a representation of fashion and genius in America, except at the opera.

    Under the Andes

  • He became a first-nighter, knew all the chorus girls it was possible for him to become acquainted with, learned to drink but never learned to enjoy it.

    The Foundations of Personality

  • "I can clear this up, I think," proffered the elderly first-nighter, in his courteous voice.

    Success A Novel

  • "They call you the best-dressed first-nighter in New York."

    Success A Novel

  • Banneker was gathered into the _corps intime_ of Miss Raleigh's supper party, including the author of the play, an elderly first-nighter, two or three dramatic critics, Marrineal, who had drifted in, late, and half a dozen of the company.

    Success A Novel


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.