helpmeet

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noun

Origin of helpmeet

1
From the phrase an help meet for him i.e., a help suitable for him, in the Authorized Version of the Bible (1611)

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How to use helpmeet in a sentence

  • Of course, I am not referring to the courageous helpmeet who stands by her husband in bearing the burdens of life.

    Criminal Psychology | Hans Gross
  • The young master of Kirkleatham ruled well and wisely, and Ethel proved a noble helpmeet.

    Heriot's Choice | Rosa Nouchette Carey

British Dictionary definitions for helpmeet

helpmeet

/ (ˈhɛlpˌmiːt) /


noun
  1. a less common word for helpmate

Origin of helpmeet

1
C17: from the phrase an helpe meet (suitable) for him Genesis 2:18

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