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helpmate

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

A folk-etymological alteration of helpmeet, by reanalysis as help + mate.

NounEdit

helpmate (plural helpmates)

  1. A person who supplies help or companionship.
  2. A wife or spouse.
  3. (chess) A recreational problem in chess in which both sides cooperate to achieve a specific goal.

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