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|Scott Porch|September 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Candida Moss|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Andrew Romano|May 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And so, Bennett has volunteered himself to be Lapid's sidekick, in return for no meaningful progress on the peace process.
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|DAILY BEAST
It's even more interesting that his sidekick is a crooked electronics engineer or scientist.The Flying Stingaree|Harold Leland Goodwin
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).