1845, United states English, cut form of bachelor (letter.). Also in colloquial American English usage as a verb (1870) indicating "to call home as an unmarried guy," especially "doing your very own cooking and cleaning." Relevant: Bached; baching.
lead a bachelor's existence
- the songs of Bach
- German baroque organist and contrapuntist; composed mostly keyboard music; one of the best creators of western songs (1685-1750)
beck [N. Engl.]
- part [esp. Am.] [regional] [creek]
- burn [Scot.] [N. Engl.] [small stream]
- kill [ny State regional: creek]
- rivulet [literary]
- runnel [brook]
- run [creek] [Am.]
- streamlet [dated] [small flow]
- creek [Am.] [Aus.] [NZ]
- flow [small lake]
- river (of white) [typographic flaw]
Noteworthy are also the Klemda, a small castle dating from 1260; the Lutherhaus, in which the reformer stayed with the Cotta family in 1498; the house in which Sebastian Bach was born, and that (now a museum) in which Fritz Reuter lived (1863-1874).