sidekick

[ sahyd-kik ]
/ ˈsaɪdˌkɪk /

noun

a close friend.
a confederate or assistant.

Nearby words

  1. sidecar,
  2. sidecheck,
  3. sided,
  4. sidehead,
  5. sidehill,
  6. sidelight,
  7. sideline,
  8. sideliner,
  9. sidelines,
  10. sideling

Origin of sidekick

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05; side1 + kick

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British Dictionary definitions for sidekick

sidekick

/ (ˈsaɪdˌkɪk) /

noun

informal a close friend or follower who accompanies another on adventures, etc
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Word Origin and History for sidekick

sidekick

n.

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).

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