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

Definition of sidekick

: a person closely associated with another as a subordinate or partner

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Examples of sidekick in a Sentence

the mayor and his sidekick movie heroes invariably have a trusty sidekick, who often provides comic relief

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Saladino and Goodman got into the car with Adam Korzeniewski, a consultant to the Saladino campaign, and Stephen Centineo, Saladino’s childhood friend, body man, and YouTube sidekick. Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker, "Joey Salads Gets Out the Vote," 12 Aug. 2019 Digital storyteller and millennial mom Ny (@myepiphany) loves finding new global adventures to enjoy with her forever sidekick, 4-year-old Nolyn (who has his own IG page by the way, @nolyntheexplorer). Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "This Mother-Son Duo's Global Adventures Are The Perfect Feel Good Moment We All Need," 2 Aug. 2019 Vin Diesel has collected enough sidekicks to fill an NBA starting lineup. Peter Opaskar, Ars Technica, "What I learned about cars watching all 8 Fast & Furious movies in 4 days," 2 Aug. 2019 James Harden’s new sidekick will likely eliminate him from the race. Michael Shapiro,, "2020 MVP Primer: Examining the Favorites, Dark Horses and Longshots," 23 July 2019 The James Bond franchise did not begin with an origin story or a sidekick story. Eliana Dockterman, Time, "Lashana Lynch Is Reportedly the Next 007. Here's How the New James Bond Movie Can Do Right by Her," 15 July 2019 But a big part of the audience will likely also be captivated by the hero’s sidekick. Eric Adams, Popular Mechanics, "How 'Shaft' Brought the 1971 Chevy Chevelle SS Into 2019," 14 June 2019 The thing that was most intriguing to me was that on the surface, Larry can feel a bit like a modern-day trope, the funny, gay sidekick. Adam Rathe, Town & Country, "Brandon Uranowitz on Starring in Burn This, Broadway’s Steamiest Show," 24 May 2019 The club's original plan was to have Marty B's sign complement the one already on the stadium in honor of his former radio sidekick Joe Nuxhall. Jason Williams,, "PX column: 'And this one belongs to the Reds' sign belongs on Great American Ball Park facade. Commissioner to Reds: Let's talk about it," 28 June 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of sidekick

informal : a person who helps and spends a lot of time with someone who is usually more important, powerful, etc.

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