wingmen

wingman

[wing-man]
noun
1.
Air force. a pilot in a plane that flies just outside and behind the right wing of the leading aircraft in a flight formation, in order to provide protective support.
2.
Slang.
a.
a man who helps, protects, or guides a friend or associate: the CEO’s troubleshooting wingman.
b.
a man who helps a friend with romantic relationships, especially one who helps the friend attract a woman: When I walked into the bar, my wingman was already there, talking to two women.
3.
Sports. winger ( def 1 ).
Also, wing man.


Origin:
1940–45; wing + man1

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wingman (ˈwɪŋmæn)
 
n , pl -men
a player in the wing position in Australian Rules

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