side·​kick | \ ˈsīd-ˌkik How to pronounce sidekick (audio) \

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 on the Web Every Butch needs a Sundance, though — not a sidekick, but a co-hero, maybe even a bit of a rival. Mark Feeney,, 13 June 2022 Butcher tracks down Gunpowder, who used to be Solder Boy’s sidekick and punching bag on their superhero team Payback. Jordan Moreau, Variety, 4 June 2022 If Paul Bunyan had a panfish sidekick, this would be it. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 27 May 2022 Every hero needs a sidekick, and senior midfielder Ixchel Pelayo is more than happy to play that role for Bloom teammate Charlene Mendoza. Steve Millar, Chicago Tribune, 6 May 2022 Still, the film probably belongs to Val Kilmer as Wyatt Earp's sidekick, Doc Holliday. Josh St. Clair, Men's Health, 23 May 2022 Sommer’s 30-year-old son, Marley, who has Down syndrome, is his sidekick. Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 Nov. 2021 Some good, some bad, with much of his production riding on whether his offensive line shows improvement and several young receivers emerge to take pressure off Adam Thielen now that Stefon Diggs is no longer his sidekick. Star Tribune, 5 Sep. 2020 Fearless, idealistic and plucky as hell, Carrie talked her way into being Batman’s unlikely sidekick. Joe Otterson, Variety, 9 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of sidekick

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sidekick was in 1896

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25 Jun 2022

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“Sidekick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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