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adjective helpful pronunciation in American English /ˈhelpfəl/
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  1. 1
    a helpful person helps you by doing something or by giving you useful advice or information
    a traditional hotel with very helpful staff
    You’ve been most helpful.
  2. 2
    useful, or providing help
    a helpful guide to choosing colleges
    If you’re tired, caffeine can be helpful in low doses.
    it’s helpful to do something: It’s helpful to have a calculator for this exam.
    helpful for/in doing something: Exercise is helpful for controlling high blood pressure.
    it’s helpful for someone to do something: It would be helpful for me to meet him personally.

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noun [uncountable]


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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