- Adamsel is a young unmarried woman.
A 20-year-old girl who is not married is an example of a damsel.
Two young damsels.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: damesele ; from Old French dameisele ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form dominicella, diminutive of Classical Latin domina: see dame
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Origin: Middle English damisele, from Old French dameisele, damoiselle, from Vulgar Latin *dominicella, diminutive of domina, lady; see Dame .