court·​side ˈkȯrt-ˌsīd How to pronounce courtside (audio)
: the area at the edge of a court (as for tennis or basketball)

Examples of courtside in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Tuesday, the Law and Order: SVU actress, 59, was photographed sitting courtside at the U.S. Open with her son August, 17. Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 7 Sep. 2023 Daniil Medvedev walked slowly to towel off between points of his victory Wednesday, looked into a courtside camera and issued what sounded like a mix between a warning and a plea. Howard Fendrich,, 6 Sep. 2023 Other courtside essentials in her bag include eye drops, chapstick, and a phone charger. Michael Stillwell, Town & Country, 30 Aug. 2023 As their practice drew to a close, several of those fans began to gather courtside in hopes of an autograph or a picture. Jesus Jiménez Hiroko Masuike, New York Times, 30 Aug. 2023 The pair looked cozy in April while at Coachella together, and in May, they were seen sitting courtside at a Lakers game together. Ashley Iasimone, Billboard, 27 Aug. 2023 The 5-year-old, who can often be spotted courtside at basketball games with his father, is bilingual, speaking both English and French. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 22 Aug. 2023 The partnership has integrated the international beauty brand into the WNBA’s environment, with courtside signage creating a visible presence during games. Shelby Stewart, Essence, 21 Aug. 2023 The couple later rocked matching snakeskin-print boots courtside at a Lakers vs Warriors basketball game. Alex Kessler, Vogue, 3 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of courtside was in 1969

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“Courtside.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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