helpmeet

noun
help·​meet | \ ˈhelp-ˌmēt How to pronounce helpmeet (audio) \

Definition of helpmeet

Examples of helpmeet in a Sentence

exasperated, the army surgeon requested a helpmeet who wouldn't faint at the sight of blood chose for his helpmeet a woman who could share his passion for rock climbing
Recent Examples on the Web At 69, Jean Smart has almost five decades of ancillary and co-lead roles to her name—the rapacious Lana in Frasier, the ditsy helpmeet Charlene in Designing Women—but the new HBO Max series Hacks marks the rare time the actor has anchored a show. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, 18 May 2021 How many of us would just as soon consign the late first lady – helpmeet and soulmate of the 40th U.S. president, Ronald Reagan – to the mists of the un-woke 1980s? Matt Damsker, USA TODAY, 12 Apr. 2021 Their connection is instant; Klara vows her companionship, to be a tireless helpmeet and a barrier against loneliness. Barbara Vandenburgh, USA TODAY, 3 Mar. 2021 Conservatives see a classy helpmeet, bringing old-world elegance to the White House. Washington Post, 5 Dec. 2019 Despite her own substantial body of work, Stein is remembered mainly as a curator and goad to others’ talents, and Toklas mainly as her muse and helpmeet. Gregory Cowles, New York Times, 10 Apr. 2020 Plenty of men had no interest whatsoever in seeing women in any sphere but that of helpmeet. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, 27 Dec. 2019 Bitters are the stomach's wingman - its appetizer before a big meal, its comfort and helpmeet in the aftermath. M. Carrie Allan, chicagotribune.com, 20 Nov. 2019 Bitters are the stomach’s wingman — its appetizer before a big meal, its comfort and helpmeet in the aftermath. Washington Post, 19 Nov. 2019 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'helpmeet.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of helpmeet

1673, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for helpmeet

help entry 2 + meet, adjective

Learn More About helpmeet

Time Traveler for helpmeet

Time Traveler

The first known use of helpmeet was in 1673

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near helpmeet

help matters

helpmeet

Help menu

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for helpmeet

Cite this Entry

“Helpmeet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/helpmeet. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

The Great British Vocabulary Quiz

  • union jack speech bubble
  • Named after Sir Robert Peel, what are British police called?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!