Origin of bachfrom bachelor
- 1714-88; Ger. composer: son of Johann Sebastian
- 1735-82; Ger. organist & composer: son of Johann Sebastian
- 1685-1750; Ger. organist & composer
also batch Informal
intransitive verbbached, bach·ing, bach·es, also batched batch·ing batch·es
- To live as a bachelor.
- To live in the manner of a bachelor, as when one's spouse or partner is away.
Origin of bachShort for bachelor
(third-person singular simple present baches, present participle baching, simple past and past participle bached)
- (US) To live apart from women, as with the period when a divorce is in progress (compare bachelor pad).
Probable shortening of bachelor
From German Bach. The surname was brought to the Anglo-Saxon world by immigrants from Germany, Denmark, etc.