Bachelor - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbætʃələr|  American pronunciation of the word bachelor
Brit.  |ˈbatʃələ|  British pronunciation of the word bachelor


- a man who has never been married
- a knight of the lowest order; could display only a pennon (syn: bachelor-at-arms)


- lead a bachelor's existence (syn: bach)


Gerald was 38, and a confirmed bachelor (=a man who has decided that he will never marry).

The Crown Prince was Japan's most eligible bachelor (=a rich young man who has not yet married).

...once the last decent-looking woman in town was bespoke, it was time for the luckless bachelor to move on...

...the bachelor doctor could easily afford to hire a housekeeper to cook and clean...

...a confirmed bachelor, he vows never to get caught in the noose of matrimony...

The women thought him an eligible bachelor, if a bit of a chaser.

Stephen was regarded as an eligible bachelor.

I visited his bachelor quarters

Word forms

singular: bachelor
plural: bachelors
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