[ fuhn-juh-buh l ]
/ ˈfʌn dʒə bəl /

adjective Law.

(especially of goods) being of such nature or kind as to be freely exchangeable or replaceable, in whole or in part, for another of like nature or kind.

Nearby words

  1. fungate,
  2. fungemia,
  3. fungi,
  4. fungi imperfecti,
  5. fungi-,
  6. fungible issue,
  7. fungicide,
  8. fungiform,
  9. fungiform papilla,
  10. fungistat

Origin of fungible

1755–65; < Medieval Latin fungibilis, equivalent to Latin fung(ī) to perform the office of + -ibilis -ible

Related formsfun·gi·bil·i·ty, nounnon·fun·gi·ble, adjectiveun·fun·gi·ble, adjective

Can be confusedfrangible fungible Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for fungible


/ (ˈfʌndʒɪbəl) law /


(often plural) moveable perishable goods of a sort that may be estimated by number or weight, such as grain, wine, etc


having the nature or quality of fungibles
Derived Formsfungibility, noun

Word Origin for fungible

C18: from Medieval Latin fungibilis, from Latin fungī to perform; see function

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Word Origin and History for fungible



"capable of being used in place of another," 1818, a word in law originally, from Medieval Latin fungibilis, from Latin fungi "perform," as in fungi vice "to take the place" (see function). Earlier as a noun (1765).

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