Definition of sidekick
: a person closely associated with another as a subordinate or partner
Examples of sidekick in a Sentence
the mayor and his sidekick
movie heroes invariably have a trusty sidekick, who often provides comic relief
Recent Examples of sidekick from the Web
Her romantic love interest who also acts as a sidekick, Steve Trevor (portrayed by Chris Pine), is equally attractive and able-bodied.
A teenager that wasn't a sidekick, but a hero in his own right, a superhero that sometimes lost fights, a civilian life that was less than ideal.
Paul Dano pops up as a militant vegan animal-rights activist intent on freeing Okja, with Steven Yeun as his nervy sidekick.
He was nicknamed after Yogi Bear's sidekick Boo Boo.
There’s Madison, the ever-loyal sidekick to her father, who at 15 is a heady mix of hormones, rage and hubris.
The film’s appealing first trailer features percussive music, multiple fight scenes (!), and Marshall’s schlubby, bespectacled sidekick, the Foggy to his Daredevil (played, naturally, by Josh Gad).
Lemons may have even earned their place on the list of famous sidekicks of all time along with Ed McMahan and Dr. Watson.
On the other hand, Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler of Germany was reputed to hate cats, as did Benito Mussolini, his Italian fascist sidekick.
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SIDEKICK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sidekick for English Language Learners
: a person who helps and spends a lot of time with someone who is usually more important, powerful, etc.
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