Help"mate` (?), n. [A corruption of the "help meet for him" of Genesis ii. 18.Fitzedward Hall.]

A helper; a companion; specifically, a wife.

In Minorca the ass and the hog are common helpmates, and are yoked together in order to turn up the land. Pennant.

A waiting woman was generally considered as the most suitable helpmate for a parson. Macaulay.


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