damsel in distress

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Etymology[edit]

From the classic theme in many dramatic forms.

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ˈdæm.zəl ɪn dɪˈstɹɛs/

Noun[edit]

damsel in distress ‎(plural damsels in distress)

  1. A young woman perceived as being in a dangerous situation.

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