Etymology
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passer (n.)

c. 1300, "ferryman;" late 14c., "traveler, voyager;" c. 1200 as a surname, from Old French passeor, agent noun from passer (see pass (v.)).

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Definitions of passer
1
passer (n.)
a person who passes by casually or by chance;
Synonyms: passerby / passer-by
passer (n.)
a person who passes as a member of a different ethnic or racial group;
passer (n.)
a student who passes an examination;
passer (n.)
(football) a ball carrier who tries to gain ground by throwing a forward pass;
Synonyms: forward passer
2
Passer (n.)
type genus of the Passeridae;
Synonyms: genus Passer
From wordnet.princeton.edu