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Helpmate

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Helpmate

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)

Origin: a corruption of the help meet for him of.