What does the word helpmate mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A helper; coworker.

Usage examples for helpmate

  1. " No," rejoined the worthy helpmate of Sir Lionel Garrett; " every body talks of your condescension, Lady Babbleton; but are you not afraid of letting yourself down by going every where?" – Pelham, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton Last Updated: March 16, 2009
  2. As a youth I loved it as a Jewish lad loves his betrothed, not because he is enamored of her charms, but because his parents have chosen her for him; as I grew older, I continued to love it as a Jewish man loves his wife, not because of real affection, but because she is the only one he knows; now that I am old, I still love her, as an elderly Jew loves his helpmate: he is aware that she lacks many of the accomplishments of which more educated women can boast, but, for all that, remembering her faithfulness in the past, he loves her also in the present, and loves her till he dies. – The Haskalah Movement in Russia by Jacob S. Raisin
  3. I think you will let playing helpmate in such, a plot alone in the future. – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner