bach·​e·​lor·​ette | \ ˌbach-lə-ˈret How to pronounce bachelorette (audio) , ˌba-chə-\

Definition of bachelorette

: a young unmarried woman

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Love it or hate it -- or love to hate it, as many viewers do -- the dating franchise manages to whip up strong opinions, especially when the bachelorette in question keeps overwhelmingly obnoxious bachelors around, for no apparent reason., "‘The Bachelorette’ scores season-high ratings: Should Hannah have dumped Luke P. over him ‘slut-shaming’ her?," 25 June 2019 Earlier this year, Wozniacki celebrated her bachelorette weekend in the Bahamas with a few of her fellow tennis stars, including Serena and Venus Williams. Lindsay Kimble,, "Tennis Star Caroline Wozniacki Marries David Lee in Italy," 15 June 2019 Roses always play an important role in The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, but in the case of the newest bachelorette, Hannah Brown, there’s another very important — and admittedly a bit odd — item floating around in the background: chicken nuggets. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, ""The Bachelorette" Has an Obsession With Chicken Nuggets," 28 May 2019 Live the bachelorette fun vicariously through the Instagram posts below. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Sophie Turner's Bachelorette Bash Is Taking Over Europe: See the Photos," 13 June 2019 After all, dogs are family, so eligible bachelorettes will have to keep up with him and his little dogs Gracie and Stewie. Literally! Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Jonathan Scott's Ideal Soulmate Is Basically Diane Lane in Must Love Dogs," 3 June 2019 My faaaaavorite bachelorette from last season of The Bachelor—who was rumored to be considered as The Bachelorette—was spotted whizzing around in a golf cart. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Who Will the 'Bachelor In Paradise' Cast Be? Here's Every Detail So Far," 6 June 2019 Serious question, everyone: Are bachelorette and bachelor parties keeping millennials from buying homes? Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "Survey Finds Bridal Party Expenses Can Put Serious Damper on Friendships," 5 June 2019 Apparently, the latest bachelorette is a big fan of the delicious delicacy, and who can blame her? Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, ""The Bachelorette" Has an Obsession With Chicken Nuggets," 28 May 2019

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First Known Use of bachelorette

1896, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bachelorette

bachelor entry 1 + -ette

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The first known use of bachelorette was in 1896

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English Language Learners Definition of bachelorette

US : a woman who is not married

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