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bachelor girl

Older Use: Sometimes Offensive. an unmarried woman, especially a young one, who supports herself and lives alone.
Origin of bachelor girl
First recorded in 1890-95
Usage note
See girl. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for bachelor girl
Historical Examples
  • One assumes, of course, that she intends to remain a “bachelor girl.”

    An Ocean Tramp William McFee
  • The bachelor girl and the bachelor man are much on the increase.

  • The mistake of the bachelor girl and her prototypes lies in their failure to recognize the principle of sex as universal.

    An Ocean Tramp William McFee
  • What wonder that the thought of life as a bachelor girl in London seemed full of a thrilling excitement!

    The Independence of Claire Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • The life of a bachelor girl made little appeal at that moment.

    The Independence of Claire Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • The "bachelor girl," on the other hand, has virtually all the liberty of the man whom her name indicates that she emulates.

  • At last Katherine was the bachelor girl she had longed to be, but the pleasures of freedom were as Dead Sea fruit to the lips.

    A Rock in the Baltic Robert Barr
  • I am going to share lodgings with one of them, and be a bachelor girl on my own account.

    The Independence of Claire Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • It will be quite an amusing experience to live the life of a bachelor girl.

    The Independence of Claire Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
British Dictionary definitions for bachelor girl

bachelor girl

a young unmarried woman, esp one who is self-supporting
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for bachelor girl

bachelor girl


: a bachelor-girl apartment

noun phrase

An unmarried young woman, usually with a career or a profession; Career Girl (1890s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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