bach·e·lor·ette | \ˌbach-lə-ˈret, ˌba-chə-\

Definition of bachelorette 

: a young unmarried woman

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Former Bachelor contestant Becca Kufrin rejoins the Bachelor Nation Monday night as season 14’s bachelorette. Sarah Midkiff,, "Becca Kufrin’s Return To Bachelor Nation Was All On Her Terms," 26 May 2018 Dress code: Given the excess of bachelorettes, a white veil and tiara. Emma Silvers, San Francisco Chronicle, "Your guide to the best bars to hit on Pride weekend," 14 June 2018 If your bachelorette party has its own hashtag, be sure that all members of the bachelorette group are prepared to be featured in these photos publicly. Hayley Bloomingdale, Vogue, "Wedding Season Instagram Rules: Tips for Posting Before, During, and After," 31 May 2018 The news about his criminal record was especially controversial as neither bachelorette Becca Kufrin nor the producers reportedly knew about the charges before Adim was cast. Jack Wisniewski, Fox News, "'Bachelorette' contestant Lincoln Adim says the Earth is flat," 19 June 2018 The third episode aired this week, and Mr. Adim remains in the running for the hand of Becca Kufrin, this season’s bachelorette. New York Times, "‘Bachelorette’ Contestant Was Convicted in 2016 Groping Case," 13 June 2018 Feaster was one of six contestants dismissed Monday by bachelorette Becca Kufrin, a publicist from Minnesota. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Former UW football player Darius Feaster cut on the first night of 'The Bachelorette'," 29 May 2018 Per the premise of the new show, a bachelor or bachelorette is hidden from view while being introduced to 10 people vying for their love. Aurelie Corinthios,, "Bachelor Alum Christen 'Scallop Fingers' Whitney Calls The Proposal Her 'Cringiest' Experience," 3 July 2018 Bundle — ideal for a game intended to bring people together over nostalgia — offers three standard versions: couples, family, and bachelorette, each for $35. Diane Mastrull,, "No batteries required: These entrepreneurs are banking on a market for no-tech fun," 28 June 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of bachelorette

: a woman who is not married

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