[ bach-ler-hood ]

  1. the state of being a bachelor.

Origin of bachelorhood

First recorded in 1825–35; bachelor + -hood
  • Also bach·e·lor·dom [bach-ler-duhm] /ˈbætʃ lər dəm/ .

Words Nearby bachelorhood Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bachelorhood in a sentence

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

    Bonaventure | George Washington Cable
  • His continued bachelorhood was a mystery of which not even she possessed the key.

    Chronicles of Dustypore | Henry Stewart Cunningham
  • The General had married, in late bachelorhood, a young wife.

    Contrary Mary | Temple Bailey
  • That his bachelorhood was a matter of choice and not necessity was a point upon which all of East Wellmouth agreed.

    Thankful's Inheritance | Joseph C. Lincoln
  • If he had had the courage, Joseph Sedley's bachelorhood would have been at an end.

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol VIII | Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.