noun \ˈdam-zəl\

: a young woman who is not married

Full Definition of DAMSEL

:  a young woman:
a archaic :  a young unmarried woman of noble birth
b :  girl

Variants of DAMSEL

dam·sel also dam·o·sel or dam·o·zel \ˈda-mə-ˌzel\

Examples of DAMSEL

  1. <knights are celebrated in fairy tales for rescuing damsels in distress>

Origin of DAMSEL

Middle English damesel, from Anglo-French dameisele, from Vulgar Latin *domnicella young noblewoman, diminutive of Latin domina lady
First Known Use: 13th century

Related to DAMSEL

girl, demoiselle, maid, maiden, miss


Next Word in the Dictionary: damsel bug
Previous Word in the Dictionary: dams (noun plural but singular in construction)
All Words Near: damsel

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up damsel? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More