Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or condition of being a bachelor or unmarried man.
- n. The condition of being a bachelor.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The state or condition of being a bachelor; bachelorship.
- n. the time of a man's life prior to marriage
- n. the state of being an unmarried man
- bachelor + -hood (Wiktionary)
“His presence never failed to put her in the highest spirits, and his bachelorhood was her perennial joke.”
“Be it known that the Rev.Mr. Hayward was a man of a very level head, and that his bachelorhood was a matter of economy.”
“Among the many changes accompanying the evaporation of my bachelorhood, one in particular stands out: I now watch "American Idol.”
“A quarter of a mile inland we came upon the holluschickie — sleek young bulls, living out the loneliness of their bachelorhood and gathering strength against the day when they would fight their way into the ranks of the Benedicts.”
“The sometimes improbable nature of Savile's personality, along with his bachelorhood, made him a target of much gossip.”
“In 1953, the former Esquire magazine copywriter had launched Playboy, a magazine that, as Ms. Pitzulo describes it, championed as its ideal "a swinging single Lothario" who rejected marriage in favor of "self-indulgence, materialism and promiscuous bachelorhood.”
“Albert's prolonged bachelorhood even sparked persistent rumors he was gay, though those were largely quashed after he acknowledged having fathered two children out of wedlock — a now-teenage daughter with a California woman and a little boy with a stewardess of Togolese origin.”
“I suspect the month he spent alone in the city—his summer bachelorhood—were some of his happiest times, though I'm reasonably confident that if he indulged in sin it was mostly of the caloric variety.”
“That sputtering iron you've had since bachelorhood?”
“It had spilled out of a box of old cricket books dating back decades to the days when, in happy, cricket-playing bachelorhood, I used to collect them.”
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