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[uh-fawr-duh-buh l]
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  1. that can be afforded; believed to be within one's financial means: attractive new cars at affordable prices.
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  1. Usually affordables. items, expenses, etc., that one can afford: a variety of affordables for your gift list.
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Origin of affordable

First recorded in 1865–70; afford + -able
Related formsaf·ford·a·bil·i·ty, nounaf·ford·a·bly, adverbun·af·ford·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·af·ford·a·ble, adjective
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Related Words for affordable

economical, cheap, low-cost, fair, modest, bargain, budget, nominal, reduced, steal, thrifty, cost-effective, reasonable

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Word Origin and History for affordable


1866, from afford + -able. Related: Affordability; affordably.

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