sideman


sideman

sideman [sahyd-man, -muh n] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural side·men [sahyd-men, -muh n] /ˈsaɪdˌmɛn, -mən/.

  1. an instrumentalist in a band or orchestra.
  2. an instrumentalist supporting a soloist or a principal performer.

Origin of sideman First recorded in 1560–70; side1 + man1 Examples from the Web for sideman Contemporary Examples of sideman

  • And, the life of a sideman had become all the more difficult in recent years.

    A Sax Player, Then a Suspect After Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Final Act

    Michael Daly

    February 7, 2014

  • After 19 years, when will he be promoted from sideman to full member of the Rolling Stones?

    Stones’ Keyboard Man Is Ardent Forester

    David A. Graham

    June 16, 2011

  • British Dictionary definitions for sideman sideman noun plural -men

    1. a member of a dance band or a jazz group other than the leader

    Word Origin and History for sideman n.

    “supporting musician,” 1936, from side (adj.) + man (n.). Earlier it meant “assistant to a church warden” (1560s).

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