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

Definition of bachelorette

: a young unmarried woman

Examples of bachelorette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And according to a recent New York Times article, the city has also become the hottest spot in the country for bachelorette parties. Cindy Diffenderfer, Forbes, 3 Aug. 2022 On average, women are spending a total of $5,500 to $7,000 on their bachelorette parties. Sofia Krusmark, The Arizona Republic, 25 July 2022 Former bachelorette DeAnna Pappas pays a surprise visit. Nina Zafar, Washington Post, 27 Oct. 2020 Clientele is broken into three main groups: Couples or small groups of friends, date-night type of outings; private groups with friends, family, birthdays, bachelorette parties and the like; and corporate outings. Marc Bona, cleveland, 8 July 2022 Since summer 2020, on the first Saturday of each month, people head to Union Jacks in Columbia to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, pregnancies, engagements, divorces and bachelorette parties at Drag Me to Brunch. Micha Green, Baltimore Sun, 26 June 2022 While Miami and the Florida Keys might get all the attention from the spring break crowds and bachelorette parties, there's another South Florida city that's ideal for those looking to move at a slightly slower pace: Palm Beach. Lydia Mansel, Travel + Leisure, 18 June 2022 Owners have worn it on trips and vacations, as well as special occasions, like graduations, engagement celebrations, bachelorette parties, and more. Jessica Leigh Mattern,, 17 June 2022 My favorite part of the reporting process was getting to know one bachelorette group that Cassidy and I followed for most of the weekend. New York Times, 16 June 2022 See More

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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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6 Aug 2022

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“Bachelorette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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