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able-bodied

[ey-buh l-bod-eed]
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adjective
  1. having a strong, healthy body; physically fit: Every able-bodied young man served in the armed forces.
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Origin of able-bodied

First recorded in 1615–25
Related formsa·ble-bod·ied·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for able-bodied

able-bodied

adjective
  1. physically strong and healthy; robust
  2. not having a physical disability
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usage

Preferred form: non-disabled
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Word Origin and History for able-bodied

adj.

1620s; see able + body.

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