or wing man
- a man who helps, protects, or guides a friend or associate: the CEO’s troubleshooting wingman.
- a man who helps a friend with romantic relationships, especially one who helps the friend attract a woman: When I walked into the bar, my wingman was already there, talking to two women.
- winged victory,
- wings of the dove, the,
Origin of wingman
Examples from the Web for wingman
My friends back home will play the wingman game and he doesn't.
So is that why you retired Situation as your wingman and recruited Vinny?
Can the man called Michael Steele's "wingman" help lift the fundraising body out of its mess?Reince Priebus Ousts Michael Steele as RNC Chairman|Samuel P. Jacobs, Shushannah Walshe|January 14, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Bruce and I had recuperated from the night before and he was flying as my wingman.
He was my wingman, we were both shot down on the same mission and were together in prison camp.
Our flight was usually Tilsen leading with his wingman and I with my wingman.
When you were flying, your wingman was supposed to protect you from an attack from behind.
noun plural -men
pilot of the plane beside the lead aircraft in a formation, 1943 (earlier as a football position), from wing (n.) + man (n.). With figurative extensions, including the dating-sidekick one that was in use by 2006.