or sale·a·ble

[sey-luh-buh l]


subject to or suitable for sale; readily sold: The books were sent back by the store in salable condition.

Nearby words

  1. sal soda,
  2. sal volatile,
  3. sala,
  4. salaam,
  5. salaam convulsion,
  6. salacious,
  7. salaciously,
  8. salacity,
  9. salad,
  10. salad bar

Origin of salable

First recorded in 1520–30; sale + -able

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for saleable


US salable


fit for selling or capable of being sold
Derived Formssaleability or saleableness or US salability or salableness, nounsaleably or US salably, adverb



the US spelling of saleable
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Word Origin and History for saleable



also salable, 1520s, from sale + -able. Related: Salability; saleability.

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