Suppose I am handing invitations to an event that occurs with a certain regularity. A person that is attending for the first-time can be called a "first-timer". What's the negative of that expression? What word can I use to refer to a person that has come to at least one previous occurrence of the event?
If you get together to do something,
noun a person with a lot of experience in something. "he was an old hand at red-tape cutting"
As in, "We play poker every week. There are two or three novices each session, and the rest are old hands like me."
If you're just meeting somewhere:
noun 1. a regular customer or member, for example of a bar, store, or team. "attracting a richer clientele as its regulars"
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