from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal An unmarried woman.
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- n. An unmarried woman.
- n. A very small bachelor (single room) apartment.
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- n. a young unmarried woman who lives alone
An interesting, ongoing discussion on the bride boards - about hen and stag nights, also known as the bachelorette / bachelor parties that are usually held for the bride and groom before the wedding.
It is also interesting that the word "bachelorette" isn't commonly used for women, who choose not to marry or decide to marry later in life.
For example, several of my students have talked about the baccalaureate degree, except they pronounce it the "bachelorette" degree.
I know catching the bouquet traditionally (and superstitiously) means the bachelorette will be the next to get married … but I wasn’t sure if the same tradition rings true for the dude who gets the garter.
In it, Alcala beat out two other bachelors to win a date with "bachelorette" Cheryl Bradshaw.
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Schmidt is trying to reinvent her business on the fly, catering to private affairs such as bachelorette parties to boost sales beyond the lunch crowd and folks with late-night sweet-tooth cravings.
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"bachelorette" Ali has narrowed down the good white guys to about a half-dozen, down from around 25.
The reports have seen her touring Prince William's favorite discos and speculating on the plan for Kate's bachelorette party.