Definition of “damsel” - English Dictionary

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damselnoun [ C ]

us /ˈdæm·zəl/

dated literature a young woman who is not married:

The heroine in this movie isn’t like some damsel in distress (= woman needing a man’s help) waiting to be saved.

(Definition of “damsel” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)