damosel


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dam·o·sel

also dam·oi·selle or dam·o·zel  (dăm′ə-zĕl′)
n. Archaic
A young woman; a damsel.

[Middle English damoisele, from Old French damoiselle, damsel; see damsel.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.damosel - a young unmarried womandamosel - a young unmarried woman    
maiden, maid - an unmarried girl (especially a virgin)
References in classic literature ?
Didst not look to see the distressed damosel again.
And so Alleyne found himself not only chosen as squire to a knight but also as squire to three damosels, which was even further from the part which he had thought to play in the world.
His own practice in poetry began as early as is usual with poets, and before he was nineteen, by a special inspiration, he wrote his best and most famous poem, 'The Blessed Damosel.