sidecar

noun

side·​car ˈsīd-ˌkär How to pronounce sidecar (audio)
1
: a car attached to the side of a motorcycle for a passenger
2
: a cocktail consisting of a liqueur with lemon juice and brandy

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Angela Lansbury is a tweedy country eccentric in wartime England, tootling around on a bronchitic sidecar motorbike and receiving mysterious parcels from a professor in London. Los Angeles Times, 12 Oct. 2022 Gibbs says all of the above while draining the remains of his third Hennessy sidecar. Max Bell, SPIN, 3 Oct. 2022 In 2022, a sidecar is charming, old-fashioned and unusual. Anna Hartley, Washington Post, 19 Aug. 2022 Presumably that’s the case with this new Italian Ducati and sidecar-cum-mobile bar that will tour the UK and Europe over the coming weeks to bring whisky and revving engines to the masses. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 19 Aug. 2022 Krjeci long wanted the prolific, shot-ready Pastrnak in his sidecar. Kevin Paul Dupont, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Sep. 2022 Cruising in a beautiful sidecar does that to people. Anna Hartley, Washington Post, 19 Aug. 2022 Up to four guests can take the tour with a second sidecar. Anna Hartley, Washington Post, 19 Aug. 2022 Draft beers are just $2 in that window, and the bar’s happy to pour a curated shot of mid-shelf liquor as a sidecar for a few dollars more: mezcal with Modelo, sweet amaro with a pecan porter. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 4 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sidecar was in 1903

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Cite this Entry

“Sidecar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sidecar. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

sidecar

noun

side·​car ˈsīd-ˌkär How to pronounce sidecar (audio)
: a car attached to the side of a motorcycle for a passenger

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