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damsel

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damsel/ˈdæmzəl/noun
pluraldamsels
damsel
/ˈdæmzəl/
noun
pluraldamsels
Learner's definition of DAMSEL  
[count]old-fashioned
: a young woman who is not married
◊ The phrase damsel in distress is used often humorously in modern speech and writing to refer to a woman who needs to be rescued.
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