road·​ie | \ ˈrō-dē How to pronounce roadie (audio) \

Definition of roadie

: a person who works (as by moving heavy equipment) for traveling entertainers

Examples of roadie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Which has nothing to do with COVID, but everything to do with an enjoyable roadie. Courtney Shea,, "Before You Plan Your Summer Road Trip, Read This," 13 July 2020 But before contributing musical, how was 2Pac as a roadie? Matt Wake |, al, "20 music stars who got their start as sidemen/sidewomen," 25 June 2020 The roadies with red numbers and gray pants look especially tired. 18. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "NFL uniform power rankings 2020: Where teams stand after many alter looks this offseason," 16 Apr. 2020 Odds last updated at 12:45 p.m. ET. Prediction Nets 126, Warriors 102 The Warriors (+230) wrap up their five-game roadie in Brooklyn. Esten Mclaren, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Golden State Warriors at Brooklyn Nets odds, picks and best bets," 5 Feb. 2020 The techs, roadies and others who make shows from bars to stadiums happen, can't work if there are no shows. Matt Wake |, al, "Coronavirus impacts Alabama musicians, concert pros," 20 Mar. 2020 Your Clothes Back in 2004, a cycling clothing company called Rapha came along and moved the roadie look away from the garish colors of the pro tour and toward a monochromatic palette offset only by a vaguely fascistic white armband. Eben Weiss, Outside Online, "Your New Guide to Cycling Style, As Informed by Gravel," 11 Dec. 2019 The hapless Knicks piled up 123 to open this current roadie. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "Cleveland Cavaliers’ off day film session focused on accountability, effort and challenging one another," 22 Nov. 2019 Hall recalls Allmans roadies helping load Wet Willie's gear and Betts offering advice on guitar amps. Matt Wake, Billboard, "Capricorn Records: Dickey Betts, Alan Walden & More on the Iconic Southern Label's 50th," 3 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of roadie

1969, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for roadie

road + -ie

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18 Jul 2020

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“Roadie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of roadie

informal : a person whose job is to help move and set up the equipment of traveling musicians

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