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bachelorism

[ bach-luh-riz-uhm ]
/ ˈbætʃ ləˌrɪz əm /
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noun

state of being a bachelor.
a characteristic or peculiarity of a bachelor: Excessive tidiness had been added to his bachelorisms.

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Origin of bachelorism

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10; bachelor + -ism
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