Definition of ride man in US English:

ride man

noun

slang
  • 1North American. A person who operates a ride at an amusement park or the like.

  • 2Jazz. A musician who improvises solos; especially the main soloist of an ensemble. Now rare.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in The American Mercury. From ride + man.

Pronunciation

ride man

/ˈrʌɪd ˌman/