sideman [sahyd-man, -muh n] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural side·men [sahyd-men, -muh n] /ˈsaɪdˌmɛn, -mən/.
- an instrumentalist in a band or orchestra.
- an instrumentalist supporting a soloist or a principal performer.
Origin of sideman First recorded in 1560–70;+ 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.
February 7, 2014
After 19 years, when will he be promoted from sideman to full member of the Rolling Stones?
David A. Graham
June 16, 2011
British Dictionary definitions for sideman sideman noun plural -men
- 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(adj.) + (n.). Earlier it meant “assistant to a church warden” (1560s).