Definitions for roadieˈroʊ di
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a crew member for a traveling group of musicians who usu. sets up the equipment.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)
Origin of roadie:
1965–70; road (from the idiom on the road) + -ie ; analogous to groupie
One of the crew for a musical group or other travelling stage production, especially a stagehand or technician.
A beer for the ride, for consumption while one is driving; a road soda.