bach·​e·​lor·​ette ˌbach-lə-ˈret How to pronounce bachelorette (audio)
: a young unmarried woman

Examples of bachelorette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The resort offers group activities for wedding guests, including group morning yoga, check-in cocktails, bachelorette day at the spa, and a custom mimosa cart for pre-gaming. Kelsy Chauvin, Condé Nast Traveler, 9 Nov. 2023 The Beach Planner specializes in curating itineraries from start to finish for group trips, and bachelorette and bachelor parties in luxe beach destinations like Riviera Maya and Los Cabos. Marykate Boylan, Town & Country, 31 Aug. 2023 Like bachelors and bachelorettes past, Gerry is looking to find love, but this is not his first rodeo. Naomi Fry, The New Yorker, 8 Nov. 2023 On Friday, the model, 31, posted footage from the start of her bachelorette weekend in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, ahead of marrying fiancé Christian McCaffrey. Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 4 Nov. 2023 Pro tip: Grab a bouquet of roses to hand out to all the eligible bachelors (and bachelorettes) at the party. Olivia Evans, Women's Health, 7 Sep. 2023 Warner's Camp, an ideal spot for a family gathering or bachelor or bachelorette in the heart of nature. Lindsay Tigar, Travel + Leisure, 20 July 2023 Nicole even went wedding dress shopping with Brittany and was one of the select few to come on her eight-person bachelorette weekend in February 2022. Natasha Dye, Peoplemag, 25 Oct. 2023 Disco Halloween decor, trending due to the popular Disco Cowgirl bachelorette and birthday party theme, also goes hand in hand with Barbieween—just choose a fuchsia shade for your groovy little ghosts and pumpkins. Cori Sears, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History


bachelor entry 1 + -ette

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bachelorette was in 1896

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“Bachelorette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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bach·​e·​lor·​ette ˌbach-lə-ˈret How to pronounce bachelorette (audio)
: an unmarried woman

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