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

Related Words for helpmeet

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

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a less common word for helpmate

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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