\ ˈbach How to pronounce bach (audio) \
variants: or less commonly
bached also batched; baching also batching; baches also batches

Definition of bach

 (Entry 1 of 6)

intransitive verb

: to live as a bachelor often used with it



Definition of bach (Entry 2 of 6)

New Zealand
: a small house or weekend cottage


biographical name (1)
\ ˈbäḵ How to pronounce Bach (audio) , ˈbäk How to pronounce Bach (audio) \

Definition of Bach (Entry 3 of 6)

Carl Philipp Emanuel 1714–1788 son of Johann Sebastian Bach German composer


biographical name (2)

Definition of Bach (Entry 4 of 6)

Johann Christian 1735–1782 son of Johann Sebastian Bach German organist and composer


biographical name (3)

Definition of Bach (Entry 5 of 6)

Johann Sebastian 1685–1750 German organist and composer


biographical name (4)

Definition of Bach (Entry 6 of 6)

Wilhelm Friedemann 1710–1784 son of Johann Sebastian Bach German composer

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Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of bach in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Our bach boy Peter continues to have no real conversations with literally anyone, but does manage to (probably) sleep with two women and definitely piss off a third one. Hannah Rimm,, "You Can Stay In The Bachelor Fantasy Suite Spa Penthouse — If You Can Afford It," 25 Feb. 2020 For summer vacation, from Christmas to February, Kiwis tramp along a Great Walk, or tent near a stream, or drive a campervan from forest to forest, or rent a bach — a beach house — on the coast. Longreads, "Tramp Like Us," 18 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of bach


1865, in the meaning defined above


1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bach


short for bachelor entry 1

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“Bach.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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