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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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  • Ant is his sidekick that feels he needs to stick up for everyone and feel the rage of his power.
  • At some point during this exchange, the booth operator's sidekick sneaks up and steals your wallet.
  • As an antibiotic sidekick, it's definitely still on the mysterious side.
  • Some actors seem destined to play the quirky sidekick.
  • It features a weapons-wise, no-nonsense heroine who combats a malevolent wizard and his bumbling sidekick.
British Dictionary definitions for sidekick

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 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 sidekick

sidekick

noun
  1. A close friend, partner, associate, etc: Wayne and his side-kick James Arness (1906+)
  2. A side pocket (1916+ Pickpockets)

[origin uncertain; side-pal in the first sense is found by 1886]


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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