helpmate

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noun help·mate \ˈhelp-ˌmāt; Southern often ˈhep- also ˈheəp-\

Definition of helpmate

  1. :  one who is a companion and helper; especially :  wife

Examples of helpmate in a sentence

  1. after several years as a photographer's helpmate, the young man decided to pursue his own ambitions in commercial photography

  2. the man and his helpmate of 50 years decided that it was high time they took a trip around the world together

Origin and Etymology of helpmate

by folk etymology from helpmeet


First Known Use: 1696


HELPMATE Defined for English Language Learners

helpmate

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noun help·mate \ˈhelp-ˌmāt; Southern often ˈhep- also ˈheəp-\

Definition of helpmate for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is a companion and helper



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