Definition of roadie in English:


Syllabification: road·ie
Pronunciation: /ˈrōdē


  • 1A person employed by a touring band of musicians to set up and maintain equipment.
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    • 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
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    • As a hopeless roadie with poor off-road technical skills, I loved how the supple rubber gripped the ground.
    • We talked to other users of the oval rings - both mountain bikers and roadies - and found early wear is relatively common.
    • I've been mountain biking for 25 years and was a pretty hardcore roadie before that.


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  • Work as a roadie for a band.
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    • 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.

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