Two young damsels.
Adamsel is a young unmarried woman.
A 20-year-old girl who is not married is an example of a damsel.
Now Literary a girl; maiden
Origin of damseldamesele from Old French dameisele from Vulgar Latin an unverified form dominicella, diminutive of Classical Latin domina: see dame
- A young woman or girl; a maiden.
- A damselfish.
- A damselfly.
Origin of damselMiddle English damisele from Old French dameisele, damoiselle from Vulgar Latin dominicella diminutive of domina lady ; see dame .