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I am looking for a word for a person you meet specifically by chance. Ideally, a single word for someone you have never met before, but words for acquaintances would also be great.

An example sentence might be

They waved goodbye to their amusing [person-word-here] and continued on their walk through the park.

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  • As to why the SWR restriction: I am writing a short dialogue and am referring to the chance-met encounter by a different adjective and noun each time, depending on what they say. I knew what adjective I wanted to use, but couldn't find the right word for the noun... – Peter Kay May 15 '20 at 16:46
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“I waved goodbye to my amusing encounter”. This is a shift in the meaning of “encounter” but seems acceptable.

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