Definition of roadie in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrōdē/


1A person employed by a touring band of musicians to set up and maintain equipment.
Example sentences
  • I have this theory about roadies and headlining bands: If a roadie walks across the stage, it's at least two minutes before the band go on.
  • Playing this sort of music did nothing to bring me towards liking pop but that all changed when I got a job as a roadie for Johnny Dankworth's big band.
  • William spends most of the movie chasing his interview, encountering a colorful crew of roadies, rockers, and groupies - pardon, ‘band aids.’
2A cyclist who rides a road bike or is fanatical about road biking: Peter’s a roadie making his first foray into mountain biking
More example sentences
  • Its nice to see some good bike handling skills amongst the roadies.
  • For an "I wish I was riding in the Tour" roadie, he has the wrong physique.
  • From seasoned racers to brand new roadies, all will unite on the 7th July to ride 100km.


[no object]
Work as a roadie for a band.
Example sentences
  • He had been roadying for us since 96 but seemed to spend more time ‘minding’ the beer, so it made sense for him to at least earn his freebies.
  • Our harmonica player and singer finally resorted to roadying to make ends meet.
  • He looks like he should be roadying for Slipknot.

Words that rhyme with roadie

Jodie, toady, tody

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Syllabification: road·ie

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