Definition of sidewipe in US English:

sidewipe

noun

  • A passing critical remark about someone or something.

verb

US
  • with object Especially of a motor vehicle or (in early use) a railway locomotive: to strike with a glancing blow or with the side.

Origin

Early 18th century (in an earlier sense). From side + wipe<br>late 19th century; earliest use found in Cumberland (Maryland) Daily Times. From sidewipe.

Pronunciation

sidewipe

/ˈsʌɪdwʌɪp/