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

Examples of helpmeet in a Sentence

exasperated, the army surgeon requested a helpmeet who wouldn't faint at the sight of blood he and his helpmeet share a passion for rock climbing
Recent Examples on the Web His wife, the helpmeet, reminds him not to forget the sunscreen. Mike Spies, The New Yorker, 23 Feb. 2024 He is aided by his translator Lady Mariko (Sawai) and newfound ally John Blackthorne (Jarvis), here depicted as, if not quite a helpmeet, then someone with a great deal to learn. Daniel D'addario, Variety, 8 Feb. 2024 My mother has always been his helpmeet. Vogue, 31 May 2022 Blanchett is Alice, a kind but clumsy helpmeet who goes to work for Edwina after her bricklayer husband is killed by a falling pile of bricks. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, 18 Oct. 2022 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

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Word History


help entry 2 + meet, adjective

First Known Use

1673, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of helpmeet was in 1673

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“Helpmeet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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