- (of a young woman) suitable for marriage, especially in regard to age or physical development; marriageable.
- (of a young person, usually a woman) sexually developed and attractive: the nubile girls in their bikinis.
Origin of nubile
Examples from the Web for nubility
Historical Examples of nubility
That all this virility and nubility and glamor is pure coincidence?Masters of Space
Edward Elmer Smith
This we have already pointed out in speaking of the age of nubility.
Nubility is the age or state when a boy or a girl is "fit" for marriage.Woman
William J. Robinson
And an even greater period passes between this epoch and the age it is proper for a man to marry,—his age of nubility.
- ready or suitable for marriage by virtue of age or maturity
- sexually attractive
Word Origin for nubile
1640s, "marriageable" (said of a woman), from French nubile (16c.) or directly from Latin nubilis "marriageable," from stem of nubere "take as husband" (see nuptial). In sense of "young and sexually attractive" from 1973. Related: Nubility.