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knight bachelor

noun, plural knights bachelors, knight bachelors.
  1. bachelor(def 3).
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Origin of knight bachelor

First recorded in 1600–10
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knight bachelor

noun plural knights bachelors or knights bachelor
  1. a person who has been knighted but who does not belong to any of the orders of knights
  2. another name for a bachelor (def. 3)
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