[ uh-fawr-duh-buh l ]
/ əˈfɔr də bəl /


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


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for affordably



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper