collectible

or col·lect·a·ble

[kuh-lek-tuh-buh l]
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noun
  1. an object suitable for a collection, originally a work of fine art or an antique, now including also any of a wide variety of items collected as a hobby, for display, or as an investment whose value may appreciate.

Origin of collectible

First recorded in 1640–50; collect1 + -ible
Related formsnon·col·lect·a·ble, adjectivenon·col·lect·i·ble, adjectivepre·col·lect·a·ble, adjectivepre·col·lect·i·ble, adjective
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Contemporary Examples of collectible

  • Soon after launching, their collaborative product lines became cult, collectible items among in-the-knows worldwide.

  • I am still trying to wrap my brain around the idea that the hottest topic in Washington today is . . . collectible platinum coins.

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    Washington Goes Platinum

    Megan McArdle

    January 8, 2013

Historical Examples of collectible


Word Origin and History for collectible
adj.

also collectable, 1650s, "that may be collected," from collect + -ible. Meaning "sought-after by collectors of relics, souveniers, etc." is recorded from 1888.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper