bachelorette

[ bach-luh-ret, bach-uh-luh- ]
/ ˌbætʃ ləˈrɛt, ˌbætʃ ə lə- /

noun

an unmarried young woman, often one who is seeking or preparing to get married.

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Origin of bachelorette

First recorded in 1900–05; bachelor + -ette

usage note for bachelorette

See -ette.
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British Dictionary definitions for bachelorette

bachelorette
/ (ˌbætʃələˈrɛt) /

noun

jocular a young unmarried professional woman
Canadian another word for bachelor apartment

Word Origin for bachelorette

C20: bachelor + -ette
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