- helpmann, sir robert,
Origin of helpmate
Examples from the Web for helpmate
Agreeably to his usual practice, he had retired early to bed, leaving the household cares and duties to his helpmate.
Had you been, like my nephew, a wrestler for bread with the wilderness, what helpmate would your Lilian have been to you?A Strange Story, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
She was not the love of his life, but she had been a helpmate for many years.The Gay Cockade|Temple Bailey
She did not want to be all helpmate, practical comrade; she had fed herself with this delusion during the years of loneliness.The Gorgeous Girl|Nalbro Bartley
By praising the virtues of his helpmate with a little exaggeration, these are made to appear more noble.The Sexual Question|August Forel
"companion," 1715, altered from helpmeet, a ghost word, from the Biblical translation of Latin adjutorium simile sibi [Gen. ii:18] as "an help meet (i.e. fit) for him" (Hebrew 'ezer keneghdo), which already by 1673 was being printed as help-meet and mistaken for one word.