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sidekick

[sahyd-kik] /ˈsaɪdˌkɪk/
noun
1.
a close friend.
2.
a confederate or assistant.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05, Americanism; side1 + kick
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British Dictionary definitions for side-kick

sidekick

/ˈsaɪdˌkɪk/
noun
1.
(informal) a close friend or follower who accompanies another on adventures, etc
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Word Origin and History for side-kick

sidekick

n.

also side-kick, "companion or close associate," 1901, also side-kicker (1903), American English, of unknown origin. Earlier terms were side-pal (1886), side-partner (1886).

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Slang definitions & phrases for side-kick

sidearms

noun

Salt and pepper, cream and sugar, or other regular adjuncts to a meal (1925+ Armed forces)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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