bachelorism

[ bach-uh-luh-riz-uh m, bach-luh- ]
/ ˈbætʃ ə ləˌrɪz əm, ˈbætʃ lə- /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. bachelor's-buttons,
  2. bachelor-at-arms,
  3. bachelorette,
  4. bachelorette party,
  5. bachelorhood,
  6. bachelorly,
  7. bacill-,
  8. bacillaceae,
  9. bacillaemia,
  10. bacillar

Origin of bachelorism

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

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