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bach·e·lor  (bch-lr, bchlr)
1. An unmarried man.
2. A person who has completed the undergraduate curriculum of a college or university and holds a bachelors degree.
3. A male animal that does not mate during the breeding season, especially a young male fur seal kept from the breeding territory by older males.
4. A young knight in the service of another knight in feudal times.

[Middle English bacheler, squire, youth, bachelor, from Old French, from Medieval Latin baccalrius, tenant farmer, perhaps of Celtic origin.]

bache·lor·dom, bache·lor·hood, bache·lor·ship n.

bachelor  /bttlr, bttlr/  n. an unmarried man: He was a bachelor for years, then finally married.

Thesaurus: bachelor a single man, unattached man. Ant. a married man. bachelor

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