[bach-uh-ler, bach-ler] /ˈbætʃ ə lər, ˈbætʃ lər/
an unmarried man.
a person who has been awarded a .
a fur seal, especially a young male, kept from the breeding grounds by the older males.
Also called bachelor-at-arms. a young knight who followed the banner of another.
Also called household knight. a landless knight.
Also called bachelor-at-arms. (in the Middle Ages) a young knight serving a great noble
bachelor seal, a young male seal, esp a fur seal, that has not yet mated
c.1300, “young man;” also “youthful knight, novice in arms,” from Old French bacheler (11c.) “knight bachelor,” a young squire in training for knighthood, of uncertain origin, perhaps from Medieval Latin baccalarius “vassal farmer,” one who helps or tends a baccalaria “section of land.” Or from Latin baculum “a stick,” because the squire would practice with a staff, not a sword. Meaning evolved from “knight in training” to “young unmarried man” (early 14c.). Bachelor party as a pre-wedding ritual is from 1882.
plural noun 1. troops guarding or attending a sovereign or a sovereign’s residence. plural noun 1. the infantry and cavalry regiments that carry out escort and guard duties for a head of state
- Household name
noun 1. a person or thing that is very well known
noun 1. a familiar name, phrase, saying, etc.; byword: The advertising campaign is designed to make this new product a household word.
[hous-huhz-buh nd] /ˈhaʊsˌhʌz bənd/ noun 1. a man whose spouse works and who stays home to manage their household. /ˈhaʊsˌhʌzbənd/ noun 1. a married man who keeps house, usually without having paid employment