Etymology
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sidewalk (n.)

"path for pedestrians on the side of a street," 1721, from side (adj.) + walk (n.). The use of sidewalk for pavement has been noted in England as an Americanism at least since 1902.

updated on September 30, 2022

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Definitions of sidewalk from WordNet

sidewalk (n.)
walk consisting of a paved area for pedestrians; usually beside a street or roadway;
Synonyms: pavement
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.