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helper

[hel-per] /ˈhɛl pər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that helps or gives assistance, support, etc.
2.
an extra locomotive attached to a train at the front, middle, or rear, especially to provide extra power for climbing a steep grade.
Compare doubleheader, pusher (def 5).
Origin of helper
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see help, -er1
Synonyms
1. aid, assistant; supporter, backer, auxiliary, ally.
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n.

mid-14c., agent noun from help (v.). Helpestre "a female helper" is recorded from c.1400. The Old English agent noun was helpend.

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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