- a close friend.
- a confederate or assistant.
Origin of sidekick
Examples from the Web for sidekick
Originally, Cosby was supposed to be much more of a sidekick.A Full-Length Bill Cosby Portrait: From Track Star to Ugly Sweaters
September 24, 2014
If a sidekick is flamboyantly dressed in pastels or tailored velvet, he must be morally corruptible.‘Persecuted’ Is the Christian Right’s Paranoid Wet Dream
July 22, 2014
But he could also rescue his sidekick Brienne of Tarth from a bear.Why We Should Pretend the ‘Game of Thrones’ Rape Scene Never Happened
May 4, 2014
And so, Bennett has volunteered himself to be Lapid's sidekick, in return for no meaningful progress on the peace process.The Idolatry Of The Religious Parties
March 6, 2013
Playing an aging superhero named Merman (with sidekick Barnacle Boy), Borgnine takes on the “champion of the deep.”The Best of Ernest Borgnine: ‘Marty,’ ‘McHale’s Navy’ & More (VIDEO)
The Daily Beast Video
July 9, 2012
It's even more interesting that his sidekick is a crooked electronics engineer or scientist.The Flying Stingaree
Harold Leland Goodwin
- informal a close friend or follower who accompanies another on adventures, etc
Word Origin and History for sidekick
also side-kick, "companion or close associate," 1901, also side-kicker (1903), American English, of unknown origin. Earlier terms were side-pal (1886), side-partner (1886).