eatable

[ ee-tuh-buh l ]
/ ˈi tə bəl /

adjective

noun

Usually eatables. articles of food.

Nearby words

  1. eat someone up,
  2. eat someone's ass out,
  3. eat someone's lunch,
  4. eat up,
  5. eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die,
  6. eatables,
  7. eatage,
  8. eaten,
  9. eater,
  10. eatery

Origin of eatable

First recorded in 1475–85; eat + -able

Related formsnon·eat·a·ble, adjectiveun·eat·a·ble, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for uneatable

uneatable

/ (ʌnˈiːtəbəl) /

adjective

not pleasant or safe enough to be eaten

eatable

/ (ˈiːtəbəl) /

adjective

fit or suitable for eating; edible
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Word Origin and History for uneatable

eatable

adj.

late 15c., from eat + -able.

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