damsel

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Middle English, dameisele, from Old French damoisele, from Late Latin *domnicella, from Classical Latin domina (mistress), from domus (house) (from which English domestic etc.), from Proto-Indo-European *dṓm, from root *demh₂- (to build).

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damsel (plural damsels)

  1. A young woman (of noble birth).
  2. A girl; a maiden (without sexual experience).

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