verb[no object] Australian /NZ
- (Especially of a man) live alone and do one’s own cooking and housekeeping: Baldy bached in a hut down the road a bitMore example sentences
- At first Joe bached in an old house on the farm, but later built a new house doing most of the building himself.
- It must have been the first Saturday that we were left ‘baching‘.
- Keith refers to their time in the house as ‘baching’, although he was only 16-and-a-half at the time.
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- A small holiday house.More example sentences
- Removal of the baches was required under the North Canterbury Conservation Board's 1998 plan for the reserve.
- I have also heard, and certainly saw on our boat trip in, that there are many privately owned baches which can be rented.
- The seaside baches have become a lot bigger and more posh in the last 50 years than they used to be, and cost a lot more to buy.
late 19th century (as a verb): abbreviation of bachelor.