helpmeet


helpmeet

noun

Definition of HELPMEET

1
a person who helps a more skilled person <exasperated, the army surgeon requested a helpmeet who wouldn't faint at the sight of blood>
2
the female partner in a marriage <chose for his helpmeet a woman who could share his passion for rock climbing>
Synonyms helpmate, helpmeet, lady, little woman, madam, missus (or missis), Mrs., old lady, wifey, woman [chiefly dialect]

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