Origin of helpmeetmistakenly read as a single word in King James Version “I will make him an help meet for him” (Gen. 2:18): see help and meet
Origin of helpmeetFrom misunderstanding of the phrase an help meet for him a helper suitable for him (Adam), in Genesis 2:18, referring to Eve
- A helpful partner, particularly a spouse.
From a (mis?)interpretation of the phrase in Genesis 2:18 "an help meet" for Adam (i.e. suitable for him).