[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.

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

Related Words for marriageable

adult, grown-up, mature

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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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