- suitable or attractive for marriage: The handsome and successful young man was considered eminently marriageable.
- of an age suitable for marriage: a marriageable daughter.
Origin of marriageable
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Examples from the Web for marriageable
The fewer the marriageable girls, the higher their market value.
He has a wife and five children all marriageable and unprovided for.The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1
The marriageable age was from fourteen for men, and twelve for girls.Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology
Charles K. Dillaway
Their wives, if of marriageable age, are expected to marry again.The Skylark of Space</p>
Edward Elmer Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby
The heroine, so called, must by a certain fixed law be young and marriageable.Orley Farm</p>
- (esp of women) suitable for marriage, usually with reference to age
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Word Origin and History for marriageable
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