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,, 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

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First Known Use of helpmeet

1673, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for helpmeet

help entry 2 + meet, adjective

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“Helpmeet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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