[ non-per-i-shuh-buh l ]
/ nɒnˈpɛr ɪ ʃə bəl /


not subject to rapid deterioration or decay: A supply of nonperishable food was kept for emergencies.


Usually nonperishables. articles or items, especially of food, not subject to rapid spoilage.

Nearby words

  1. nonpenetrant trait,
  2. nonpenetrating wound,
  3. nonperformance,
  4. nonperformer,
  5. nonperforming,
  6. nonpermanent,
  7. nonpersistent,
  8. nonperson,
  9. nonphysical,
  10. nonplayer character

Origin of nonperishable

First recorded in 1920–25; non- + perishable Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for non-perishable



also nonperishable, 1887, from non- + perishable.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper