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marriageable

[ mar-i-juh-buhl ]
/ ˈmær ɪ dʒə bəl /
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adjective

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

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Origin of marriageable

First recorded in 1545–55; marriage + -able

OTHER WORDS FROM marriageable

mar·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
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British Dictionary definitions for marriageable

marriageable
/ (ˈmærɪdʒəbəl) /

adjective

(esp of women) suitable for marriage, usually with reference to age

Derived forms of marriageable

marriageability or marriageableness, noun
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