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bachelor

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noun bach·e·lor \ˈbach-lər, ˈba-chə-\

Simple Definition of bachelor

  • : a man who is not married; especially : a man who has never been married

  • : a person who has received a bachelor's degree

Full Definition of bachelor

  1. 1 :  a young knight who follows the banner of another

  2. 2 :  a person who has received a degree from a college, university, or professional school usually after four years of study <bachelor of arts>; also :  the degree itself <received a bachelor of laws>

  3. 3 a :  an unmarried man b :  a male animal without a mate during breeding time

bach·e·lor·dom play \-dəm\ noun
bach·e·lor·hood play \-ˌhu̇d\ noun

Origin of bachelor

Middle English bacheler, from Anglo-French


First Known Use: 14th century


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bachelor

adjective bach·e·lor

Definition of bachelor

  1. 1 :  suitable for or occupied by a single person <a bachelor apartment>

  2. 2 :  unmarried <bachelor women> <bachelor parents>



1840

First Known Use of bachelor

1840




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