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[ee-tuh-buh l] /ˈi tə bəl/
Usually, eatables. articles of food.
Origin of eatable
First recorded in 1475-85; eat + -able
Related forms
noneatable, adjective
uneatable, adjective Unabridged
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  • We tried some of these, and found them most delicious, as indeed were all the other eatables we consumed.

  • Fragments of biscuit, with other débris of eatables, not known to Indians, were evidence of this.

    The Death Shot Mayne Reid
  • As for the other eatables, there was very little taste in them, mediæval or otherwise.

    Set in Silver Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  • He approached the stand and looked the stock of eatables over.

    Randy of the River Horatio Alger Jr.
  • The military authorities had commandeered all eatables, arranging that bread and meat should be sold at prices fixed for all.

  • After a spell I got up and took account of stock, as you might say, of the eatables in the shanty.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The horses were hobbled, wine and eatables served out to the troopers and Choiseuil sat at table.

    The Royal Life Guard Alexander Dumas (pere)
  • The fellow had provided all these eatables himself in the way of business.

    'Twixt Land & Sea Joseph Conrad
  • You have the eatables safe and the wine sound, worthy Weasel?

  • We must get a supply of eatables to-night or in the morning.

    Breaking Away Oliver Optic
British Dictionary definitions for eatables


plural noun
(sometimes sing) food


fit or suitable for eating; edible
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Word Origin and History for eatables



late 15c., from eat + -able.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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