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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The veteran media personality has committed to getting sober, relocated to a bachelorette pad and has even started dating. Jasmine Grant, Essence, "Wendy Williams Talks Dating, Wishes Her Estranged Husband Kevin Hunter The Best With His New Family," 8 Aug. 2019 Wait — the bachelorette finale is the same night as the first Dem debate in Detroit? Sarah Elbeshbishi, USA TODAY, "Bachelorette fans must decide: finale or Democratic debate?," 30 July 2019 Houston's most eligible bachelorettes turned out at The Downtown Aquarium to vie for a spot on the reality TV show. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "Houston's most eligible bachelorettes turn out to ABC’s 'The Bachelor' casting call," 11 July 2019 When Nashville’s current tourism/bachelorette/travel boom kicked into high gear, one thing quickly became obvious: There were not enough places for people to sleep. Fortune, "How New Nashville Hotels Are Bucking the Airbnb Trend," 20 July 2019 Potential bachelorettes will need to apply in advance to be featured on stage. Hannah Herrera Greenspan,, "‘The Bachelor Live on Stage’ is coming to Chicago in spring 2020," 23 July 2019 Young’s images offer an insider’s view on the big event: Final fittings for the Met started on Thursday this year because Nina Dobrev had a crazy wedding and bachelorette weekend. Kate Young, Vogue, "Inside Stylist Kate Young’s Star-Studded Met Gala Prep," 10 May 2019 And here's another shot of Kate with a bachelorette squad member. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Kate's Bachelorette Party on 'This Is Us' Looks Appropriately Wild," 23 Feb. 2018 Love it or hate it -- or love to hate it, as many viewers do -- the dating franchise manages to whip up strong opinions, especially when the bachelorette in question keeps overwhelmingly obnoxious bachelors around, for no apparent reason., "‘The Bachelorette’ scores season-high ratings: Should Hannah have dumped Luke P. over him ‘slut-shaming’ her?," 25 June 2019

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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

US : a woman who is not married

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