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Definition of damsel noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

damsel

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈdæmzl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdæmzl//
 
(old use)
 
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  • a young woman who is not married
  • Word Origin Middle English: from Old French dameisele, damisele, based on Latin domina ‘mistress’.Idioms (humorous) a woman who needs help
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: damsel