Two young damsels.
A 20-year-old girl who is not married is an example of a damsel.
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.