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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With Charles McClelland out for the season and Doaks gone for an extended period of time, UC needs Thomas to figure it out and emerge as a reliable sidekick to Warren. Fletcher Page,, "What we learned in Cincinnati Bearcats' loss at Ohio State," 8 Sep. 2019 Also helping Alexander will be young sidekicks in the linebacker corps: Fred Warner, last year’s leading tackler as a rookie, and Dre Greenlaw, who’s making his NFL debut. Cam Inman, The Mercury News, "49ers at Buccaneers: What are keys to winning in Tampa Bay?," 6 Sep. 2019 The stage show, directed by Public Works founder Lear deBessonet, follows the framework of the Disney film, with the requisite film-to-stage additions and tweaks (there are new songs, but no flying Pegasus sidekick to be found). Jessica Derschowitz,, "Hercules musical is a stage adaptation filled with heroics and heart," 2 Sep. 2019 Imagine being a teenage superhero sidekick, spending your formative years witness to perpetual violence with no one to guide you to maturity but an emotionally-unavailable mentor. Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, "Superheroes behaving badly: 12 crusading TV series target mature audiences," 4 Aug. 2019 Embiid’s chief tormentor is now his sidekick, and arguably the most likable player on the Celtics, one who fit the ideal of what a Celtic is supposed be on and off the court, is now trying to help the stinkin’ Sixers hang banners. Chad Finn,, "You can’t blame Al Horford for taking the money, but why, oh why, did it have to be the Sixers, Al?," 1 July 2019 Reasons for not signing: Leonard probably wouldn’t join the Clippers to be Durant’s sidekick, which means Durant would have to gamble on the front office bringing in someone notable next year. Connor Letourneau,, "Kevin Durant’s free agency: An in-depth breakdown of the superstar’s options," 26 June 2019 Durable and built to handle the rain, the Apollo 2 could be a welcome sidekick on a daylong hike. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "These Cheap Power Banks Will Keep Your Phone Going," 16 Feb. 2018 Following behind, a specialized tractor attachment called a sidekick, which pushed each piece of sod beside the next to create a tight and continuous playing surface. Kyle Fredrickson, The Denver Post, "Field Flip: How in 9 days Broncos Stadium changed from The Rolling Stones to the NFL," 19 Aug. 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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