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bachelorhood

[ bach-ler-hood ]

noun

  1. the state of being a bachelor.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of bachelorhood1

First recorded in 1825–35; bachelor + -hood

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Example Sentences

He was old enough to be twitted for bachelorhood, and to lay the blame upon an outdoor and out-of-town profession.

His continued bachelorhood was a mystery of which not even she possessed the key.

The General had married, in late bachelorhood, a young wife.

That his bachelorhood was a matter of choice and not necessity was a point upon which all of East Wellmouth agreed.

If he had had the courage, Joseph Sedley's bachelorhood would have been at an end.

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