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collectible

or col·lect·a·ble

[ kuh-lek-tuh-buh l ]
/ kəˈlɛk tə bəl /
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adjective

capable of being collected.

noun

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.

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Nearby words

collectable, collectanea, collected, collected edition, collectedly, collectible, collectibles, collecting, collecting tubule, collection, collection agency

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

Examples from the Web for collectibles

  • People were “collectibles” to Cosell, according to Ribowsky.

    The Only Sportscaster That Mattered: New Biography of Howard Cosell|Robert Lipsyte|November 20, 2011|DAILY BEAST
  • Two leather-topped tables, which look a bit like African drums, by Ronan and Erwin Bouroullec hold keepsakes and collectibles.

    Design Treasures on the Block|Robin Givhan|October 14, 2011|DAILY BEAST
  • We have a Rare Book Room where there are collectibles at all price ranges.

    How the Strand Thrives|Bill Lucey|February 23, 2011|DAILY BEAST
  • And a bookshop, and a collectibles shop, and an antique shop.