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sidekick

[ sahyd-kik ]
/ ˈsaɪdˌkɪk /
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noun

a close friend.
a confederate or assistant.

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RELATED WORDS

buddy, crony, amigo, comrade, consort, associate, assistant, accomplice, chum, aide, cohort, accompaniment, ally, colleague, partner, pal, friend, playmate, coworker

Nearby words

sidecar, sidecheck, sided, sidehead, sidehill, sidekick, sidelight, sideline, sideliner, sidelines, 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper