[ help-meet ]
/ ˈhɛlpˌmit /


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) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for helpmeet


/ (ˈhɛlpˌmiːt) /


a less common word for helpmate

Word Origin for helpmeet

C17: from the phrase an helpe meet (suitable) for him Genesis 2:18
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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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