confirmed bachelor


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. . 2014.

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  • confirmed bachelor — A confirmed bachelor is a man who shows little or no interest in women.  It can be used to  suggest  that they re gay …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • 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

  • confirmed — con|firmed [ kən fɜrmd ] adjective 1. ) only before noun always living in a particular way, having a particular belief, or behaving in a particular way: He is a confirmed bachelor. a confirmed atheist 2. ) proved and therefore known to be true or …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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