roadie

[ roh-dee ]
/ ˈroʊ di /
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noun Slang.

a member of a crew for a traveling group of musicians or other entertainers, whose work usually includes the setting up of equipment.

Nearby words

  1. roadblock,
  2. roadeo,
  3. roadguard,
  4. roadholding,
  5. roadhouse,
  6. roadkill,
  7. roadmap,
  8. roadrailer,
  9. roadroller,
  10. roadrunner

Origin of roadie

1965–70; road (from the idiom on the road) + -ie; analogous to groupie

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British Dictionary definitions for roadie

roadie

/ (ˈrəʊdɪ) /

noun

informal a person who transports and sets up equipment for a band or group

Word Origin for roadie

C20: shortened from road manager

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Word Origin and History for roadie

roadie

n.

"laborer employed by pop groups while on tour," 1969, from road + -ie.

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