Origin of bachelor
Examples from the Web for bachelor
This gives the show about the same real-life success rate as The Bachelor.I Want to See Your Spreadsheets, Baby: MTV’s ‘Are You the One?’ Is a Mathematical Orgy
December 9, 2014
It was a bachelor party in Arizona, where a group of friends were venting their frustrations while using Tinder.Swipe Right For Sex: Mixxxer Is Tinder for the Porn Star Set
October 4, 2014
Clooney, by contrast, is a 50-something (former) bachelor with a history of commitment issues.Meet Amal Alamuddin, George Clooney’s Wife
Lizzie Crocker, Chris Allbritton
September 28, 2014
But by choosing this fauxhawked farmer, ‘The Bachelor’ promises to be as exciting as watching soybeans grow.The Bachelor Farmville: No One Wants to Watch Chris Soules Plant His Seed
August 27, 2014
When asked what reality shows he watches, he named The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.Nathan Fielder’s Business Theater: ‘Dumb Starbucks’ Wasn’t a Prank
August 4, 2014
His name was James, and he had a twin-brother John, also a bachelor.To be Read at Dusk
Doggone it, a bachelor never has any such a man-trap around in a fellow's road.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
Saunders was a bachelor of fifty and a misogynist by repute.
She had merely to cross the road; he had half a mile to walk to his bachelor abode.
Decatur Brown laughed—a light, irresponsible, bachelor laugh.
- an unmarried man
- (as modifier)a bachelor flat
- a person who holds the degree of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Science, etc
- the degree itself
- Also called: bachelor-at-arms (in the Middle Ages) a young knight serving a great noble
- bachelor seal a young male seal, esp a fur seal, that has not yet mated
Word Origin and History for bachelor
c.1300, "young man;" also "youthful knight, novice in arms," from Old French bacheler (11c.) "knight bachelor," a young squire in training for knighthood, of uncertain origin, perhaps from Medieval Latin baccalarius "vassal farmer," one who helps or tends a baccalaria "section of land." Or from Latin baculum "a stick," because the squire would practice with a staff, not a sword. Meaning evolved from "knight in training" to "young unmarried man" (early 14c.). Bachelor party as a pre-wedding ritual is from 1882.