Definition of roadie
: a person who works (as by moving heavy equipment) for traveling entertainers
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Alisa Xayalith of The Naked and Famous is flitting around, unbothered as Fitzgerald's Jordan Baker, in a field feet from a tent under which roadies are already wilting in their black skinny jeans.
At the western end is a 300-seat theater that sat vacant for nine years until reopened in August 2015, by veteran rock band roadie and jack-of-all-trades Tony Longvall.
Dressed like a roadie, in jeans and a work shirt and his ever-present baseball cap, with an L.A. Dodgers logo, Tollett was typically understated about his historic feat of rock promotion.
In December, there was another roadie with four games in six days.
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Origin and Etymology of roadie
road + -ie
First Known Use: 1969See Words from the same year
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Definition of roadie for English Language Learners
: a person whose job is to help move and set up the equipment of traveling musicians
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