[mar-i-juh-buh l]


suitable or attractive for marriage: The handsome and successful young man was considered eminently marriageable.
of an age suitable for marriage: a marriageable daughter.


Nearby words

  1. marriage equality,
  2. marriage guidance,
  3. marriage of convenience,
  4. marriage of figaro, the,
  5. marriage portion,
  6. married,
  7. married print,
  8. marriedly,
  9. marriner,
  10. marron

Origin of marriageable

First recorded in 1545–55; marriage + -able

Related formsmar·riage·a·bil·i·ty, mar·riage·a·ble·ness, nounnon·mar·riage·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·mar·riage·a·ble, adjectiveun·mar·riage·a·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for marriageable



(esp of women) suitable for marriage, usually with reference to age
Derived Formsmarriageability or marriageableness, noun

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Word Origin and History for marriageable



1550s, from marriage + -able. Earlier was mariable (mid-15c.). Related: Marriageability.

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