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Victorian Slang of the Week


Bachelor’s hall—the home of a bachelor, often in “keep bachelor’s hall”, which was to set up or live as a bachelor.  1746, but used throughout the 19th century.  As in “he determined that marriage was too costly a proposition and resolved to keep bachelor’s hall for several more years.”


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  1. Interesting. ‘Hall’ sounds more English than American, doesn’t it? (Thanks, Dee!)

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