Definition of Poitier, Sidney in US English:

Poitier, Sidney

proper noun

  • (born 1927), US actor and movie director, of Bahamian descent; the first black US actor to achieve superstar status. Notable movies: Lilies of the Field (1963), In the Heat of the Night (1967), and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967).

Pronunciation

Poitier, Sidney

/pwätˈyā/