[ bach-uh-lerz, bach-lerz ]
/ ˈbætʃ ə lərz, ˈbætʃ lərz /
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Definition for bachelor's (2 of 2)
[ bach-uh-ler, bach-ler ]
/ ˈbætʃ ə lər, ˈbætʃ lər /
Origin of bachelor
1250–1300; Middle English bacheler < Old French < Vulgar Latin *baccalār(is) farm hand; akin to Late Latin baccalāria piece of land, orig. plural of *baccalārium dairy farm, equivalent to *baccālis of cows (bacca, variant of Latin vacca cow + -ālis -al1) + -ārium place
OTHER WORDS FROM bachelorbach·e·lor·like, adjectivebach·e·lor·ly, adjectivenon·bach·e·lor, nounpre·bach·e·lor, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bachelor's
/ (ˈbætʃələ, ˈbætʃlə) /
- 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
Derived forms of bachelorbachelorhood, noun
Word Origin for bachelor
C13: from Old French bacheler youth, squire, from Vulgar Latin baccalāris (unattested) farm worker, of Celtic origin; compare Irish Gaelic bachlach peasant
usage for bachelor
Gender-neutral form: single person
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