- Confirmed bachelorA confirmed bachelor is a man who shows little or no interest in women. It can be used to suggest that they're gay.
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confirmed bachelor — a homosexual Mainly obituary use but: Although he had been himself referred to in such phrases as a confirmed bachelor , even his personal life has largely been left alone. (New Yorker, July, 2000) … How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms
confirmed bachelor — noun a) (euphemistically) a gay man b) any man uninterested in committed relationships … Wiktionary
confirmed bachelor — man committed to remaining unmarried, one enjoying life as an unmarried man and unlikely to change … English contemporary dictionary
confirmed — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ firmly established in a habit, belief, or way of life: a confirmed bachelor … English terms dictionary
confirmed — [kən fʉrmd′] adj. 1. firmly established, as in a habit or condition; habitual [a confirmed bachelor] 2. chronic, as a disease 3. corroborated; proved 4. a) having received Christian confirmation b) having reaffirmed belief through Jewish… … English World dictionary
Bachelor — This article is about the term for an unmarried man. For other uses, see Bachelor (disambiguation). A bachelor is a man above the age of majority who has never been married (see single person). Unlike his female counterpart, the spinster, a… … Wikipedia
bachelor — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ confirmed, lifelong ▪ He was 38, and a confirmed bachelor. ▪ eligible ▪ one of the country s most eligible bachelors BACHELOR + NOUN … Collocations dictionary
bachelor — UK [ˈbætʃələ(r)] / US [ˈbætʃələr] noun [countable] Word forms bachelor : singular bachelor plural bachelors a man who has never been married. It is more usual to say that someone who is not married is single. An eligible bachelor is one who many… … English dictionary
confirmed — confirmedly /keuhn fur mid lee/, adv. confirmedness /keuhn ferr mid nis, ferrmd /, n. /keuhn ferrmd /, adj. 1. made certain as to truth, accuracy, validity, availability, etc.: confirmed reports of new fighting at the front; confirmed… … Universalium
bachelor — bach|e|lor [ˈbætʃələ US ər] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: bacheler, probably from Medieval Latin baccalarius farmer, squire, student ] 1.) a man who has never been married ▪ Gerald was 38, and a confirmed bachelor (=a man who has… … Dictionary of contemporary English