[mahr-ki-tuh-buh l]
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Origin of marketable

First recorded in 1590–1600; market + -able
Related formsmar·ket·a·bil·i·ty, mar·ket·a·ble·ness, nounmar·ket·a·bly, adverbnon·mar·ket·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·mar·ket·a·ble, adjective, nounun·mar·ket·a·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for marketability

salability, bankability

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British Dictionary definitions for marketability


  1. (of commodities, assets, etc)
    1. being in good demand; saleable
    2. suitable for sale
  2. of or relating to buying or selling on a marketmarketable value
Derived Formsmarketability or marketableness, nounmarketably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for marketability



c.1600, from market + -able. Related: Marketably; marketability.

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