Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of a male who is a bachelor; unwed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of bachelorhood; the whole body of bachelors.

Etymologies

bachelor +‎ -dom (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • At no other time in history was bachelordom such a widespread, and pleasurable, pursuit.

    The Bachelor Life | Edwardian Promenade

  • However, the bastion of bachelordom – perhaps man in general – was the club.

    The Bachelor Life | Edwardian Promenade

  • If I were worth even $5,000 I would try to marry that plantation—but as it is, I resign myself to a long & useful bachelordom as cheerfully as I may.

    LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY

  • I wanted the book to raise all those questions you asked about the impulse to dance and compete, the bravado of fisticuffs, the sex and the frustration of bachelordom, and this novel was my response to those questions.

    The Man Game: Lee Henderson Interview

  • Urbanization in China has helped to create various family structures, like DINK families, bachelordom families, etc. Share This

    More Mini-Families Emerging in China | Impact Lab

  • Most infuriating to the onlooker was the fact that Minto Mrs. Moore never gave the faintest hint of gratitude: indeed she regarded herself as J's benefactor: presumably on the grounds that she had rescued him from the twin evils of bachelordom and matrimony at one fell swoop!

    On Mrs. Moore

  • It's commencement day today, which means that demetria23 enters bachelordom, and jet_li_wannabe gets to call himself "doctor jet_li_wannabe."

    Commence with the Commencement!

  • Anyway, but potential celibacy (GAH!) is not what makes me sad about possible bachelordom.

    luvabeans Diary Entry

  • Professor, by reason of his years, and his ancient bachelordom, cut

    Two Tales of Old Strasbourg

  • His friends have given him a farewell party and drunk him out of bachelordom, for he is going to marry.

    Look Back on Happiness

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