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 Gravel evangelists tout the scene’s inclusiveness, and on the surface anyway the insouciance of the gravelista seems to be the antithesis of the seatpost-up-the-ass roadie culture. Eben Weiss, Outside Online, 22 Sep. 2022 Anvil roadie Sacha Gervasi, who provided an intimate look at the tribulations of the never-say-die Canadian metal band, ultimately saw the pic win a 2010 Emmy for Outstanding Arts & Culture Programming. Katherine Turman, Variety, 21 Sep. 2022 Go led Douglas on the unlikely path of becoming a roadie for some of the greatest bands in rock history — starting with AC/DC. Sarah Grant, SPIN, 16 Sep. 2022 In my honest opinion, Going-to-the-Sun Road should be on every serious roadie’s short list. Katie Jackson, Outside Online, 6 Sep. 2022 Some nervous roadie just announced Eddie missed the bus after the show last night, so Chris Cornell will take his place. Jonathan Rowe, SPIN, 25 July 2022 That allows far-flung Brewers fans to plan summer weekends around a roadie to ballgames without worrying about iffy weather. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 19 Apr. 2022 The speaker is a roadie for King Crimson, which made it to the small-time and has stayed there for more than 50 years. Kyle Smith, National Review, 20 Mar. 2022 All that's to say that FC Cincinnati was always going to have a hard time getting something out of this roadie. Pat Brennan, The Enquirer, 28 Feb. 2022 See More

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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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29 Sep 2022

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“Roadie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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