helpmate

noun help·mate \ ˈhelp-ˌmāt ; Southern often ˈhep- also ˈheəp- \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of helpmate

: 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

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Origin and Etymology of helpmate

by folk etymology from helpmeet


HELPMATE Defined for English Language Learners

helpmate

noun

Definition of helpmate for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is a companion and helper



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