A quick soap-free rinse of a plate, cup, or utensil which had recently been used. This is most useful for low-oil, water based, or dry foods. Wiping with a paper towel will usually remove residual food particles missed by the bachelor wash.
1. Since we were out of coffee cups, I bachelor washed the ones from breakfast and filled them up.
2. After a quick bachelor wash, the drinking glass went back in the cupboard.
3. I didn't want my date to think I was a pig, so I bachelor washed the dishes and tossed them in the cupboard.