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helper Syllabification: help·er
Pronunciation: /ˈhelpər/

Definition of helper in English:


A person who helps someone else: there was no shortage of willing helpers we rely on volunteer helpers
More example sentences
  • She is employed as a domestic helper but the employers treat her no better than a stray dog.
  • Like tens of thousands of poor Asian women, she came to Hong Kong looking for a living wage as a domestic helper.
  • However, the couple were suddenly left without care support, except a domestic helper for two hours a week.
assistant, aide, helpmate, helpmeet, deputy, auxiliary, second, right-hand man/woman, attendant, acolyte;
coworker, workmate, teammate, associate, colleague, partner
informalsidekick, body man

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