affordable

[uh-fawr-duh-buh l]

adjective

that can be afforded; believed to be within one's financial means: attractive new cars at affordable prices.

noun

Usually affordables. items, expenses, etc., that one can afford: a variety of affordables for your gift list.

Nearby words

  1. affluential,
  2. affluenza,
  3. afflux,
  4. affogato,
  5. afford,
  6. affordable care act,
  7. afforest,
  8. afforestation,
  9. affranchise,
  10. affray

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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Word Origin and History for affordable

affordable

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper