side·​lin·​er | \ ˈsīd-ˌlī-nər How to pronounce sideliner (audio) \

Definition of sideliner

: one that remains on the sidelines during an activity : one that does not participate

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An even more daring dose of color came courtesy of French singer-songwriter Soko who, the season prior, offset her signature jet-black chop with a sweep of burnt rose eyeshadow—proving once again that these sideliners know no beauty bounds. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "Miuccia’s Muses! 17 Quirky Beauties Who Define the Miu Miu Front Row Look," 2 Oct. 2018 Rarely is a trend so universally beloved as the eye-catching statement earring, a look that is dotting both this season’s runways and streets, with style stars and sideliners cementing its upswing with an artful array of hair looks. Vogue, "How to Wear Your Hair With Bold Earrings, From Paris’s Street Style Set," 2 Oct. 2017 Like The Bad News Bears and Wildcats, the coach is not your standard sideliner. Thr Staff, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Mighty Ducks': THR's 1992 Review," 2 Oct. 2017 The surprisingly large cast is made up mostly of NFL standouts and their spouses as well as a few sideliners. miamiherald, "Hey, Miami: We’re got more drama with new reality show ‘Baller Wives’," 16 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of sideliner

1893, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sideliner was in 1893

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