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  1. helpmate.
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Origin of helpmeet

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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Related Words for helpmeet

consort, helpmate, husband, mate, partner, rib, spouse, wife, espoused, helpmeet

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Historical Examples of helpmeet

  • It was evident from the first words of Mr. Mudge that this lady was his helpmeet.

    Paul Prescott's Charge

    Horatio Alger

  • She was not a sister of charity; she was Drury Boldin's helpmeet.

    In a Little Town

    Rupert Hughes

  • Somewhere in Athens there must have been the helpmeet God had made for Socrates.

  • His highest term of praise of her was to speak of her as the helpmeet for him.

    Peter and Jane

    S. (Sarah) Macnaughtan

  • His honor was her honor, his rank was her rank, and she was his helpmeet.

British Dictionary definitions for helpmeet


  1. a less common word for helpmate
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Word Origin for helpmeet

C17: from the phrase an helpe meet (suitable) for him Genesis 2:18
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Word Origin and History for helpmeet


as two words in the 1611 Bible, a noun-adjective phrase; hyphenated and mistaken as a modified noun by 1670s; see helpmate.

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