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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Recent Examples on the Web Looking back at the seasons of the first bachelor, Alex Michel, and the first bachelorette, Trista Sutter. Nina Zafar, Washington Post, "What to watch on Monday: ‘Celebrity Game Face’ on E!," 6 July 2020 Vanderbilt's campus resides in Nashville, the largest city in the SEC and home to the popular Lower Broadway district, typically full of packed bars and bachelorette parties. John Talty |, al, "How bars could kill the college football season," 2 July 2020 There was a wedding proposal the weekend before, and countless family reunions and bachelor and bachelorette parties. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, "Rainbow Ryders owner walked away from family business to follow his passion: hot air balloons," 25 June 2020 For some, this has meant virtual bachelor and bachelorette parties that include toasts, roasts and, in some cases, dancing. Matt Villano, CNN, "Virtual weddings done right by couples undeterred by the pandemic," 22 June 2020 Chris Harrison talked to Season 11's bachelorette about her journey and her current relationship with Jason Tartick, ultimately surprising her at the end with the chance to compete on the 29th season of the dance competition show. Jenna Ryu, USA TODAY, "'Bachelorette' Kaitlyn Bristowe joins 'Dancing with the Stars' despite past controversy," 16 June 2020 Rachel Lindsay, the show's first and only black bachelorette, has also been vocal about the show's lack of diversity. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "The "Bachelor" franchise has run for 18 years, and has had just one black lead. Fans want to change that.," 9 June 2020 While the conversation veers into second bachelorette territory, Amanza shuts it down immediately (which Chrishell was already trying to do). Jean Bentley,, "R29 Binge Club: Selling Sunset Season 2 Recap," 27 May 2020 The book begins in Mexico City in the 1950s, when the beautiful bachelorette Noemí is summoned home from a party by her father due to his receiving a concerning letter from Noemí's cousin, Catalina. Jeva Lange, TheWeek, "9 books to read this summer," 7 May 2020

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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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12 Jul 2020

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“Bachelorette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bachelorette

US : a woman who is not married

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