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

Definition of bachelorette 

: a young unmarried woman

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Priyanka had her bachelorette excursion (in the form of a trip to Amsterdam with a gaggle of her closest lady friends, NBD) last week. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Nick Jonas' Bachelor Party and Priyanka Chopra's Bachelorette Party, Compared," 11 Nov. 2018 The bachelorette group was reportedly very small — just twelve women in all, including Diaz and designer Stella McCarthy — and the party included a ride on a private jet and what was apparently a wild weekend south of the border. Kayleigh Roberts, Harper's BAZAAR, "Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk Reportedly Had Their Rehearsal Dinner at Jerry Seinfeld's Hamptons Home," 29 Sep. 2018 In the countdown to the wedding, Lolita even squeezed in a short bachelorette in Portugal with her two oldest school friends who would be their witnesses on the day. Vogue, "Stylist Lolita Jacobs’s Effortlessly Chic Wedding in the South of France," 26 July 2018 These days, Will and Kate live in Kensington Palace in London, but back in her bachelorette phase, Kate wasn't living in a hovel with roommates and subsisting on ramen and hope like many recent grads. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton's Net Worth Before She Married Prince William Will Make Your Jaw Drop," 22 Sep. 2018 An Airbnb can be many things: A comfortable, no-frills studio that will do for a night; a slick, photoshoot-ready loft; a charming location for an elegant bachelorette weekend. Max Maeckler, Vogue, "You Can Rent a Pineapple Palace on the Airbnb For Historic Homes," 16 Aug. 2018 The episode starring a bachelorette followed the same model, swimsuit parading and all. Becca Smouse, azcentral, "ABC's 'Bachelor' dating spinoff 'The Proposal' is ... kind of icky," 2 July 2018 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

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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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