roadie

[roh-dee]
noun Slang.
a member of a crew for a traveling group of musicians or other entertainers, whose work usually includes the setting up of equipment.

Origin:
1965–70; road (from the idiom on the road) + -ie; analogous to groupie

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roadie (ˈrəʊdɪ)
 
n
informal a person who transports and sets up equipment for a band or group
 
[C20: shortened from road manager]

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Main Entry:  roadie2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See road manager
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roadie definition


and roady
  1. n.
    and roadster. someone who helps rock groups set up for performances. : I was a roadster for a while, but I didn't like it.
  2. in.
    and roadster. to help rock groups set up. : Let's go downtown and roadster tonight. The Red Drips are in town.
  3. mod.
    eager to travel; eager to get on the road. : I get a little roady when the weather gets warm.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Example sentences
You'll need a roadie to do this for you, if you still want to be able to stand on stage.
Minimal traffic and an ideal climbing grade make this a roadie's paradise.
Once she began competing in national tournaments, he became her roadie.
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