marketable

[mahr-ki-tuh-buh l]

Origin of marketable

First recorded in 1590–1600; market + -able
Related formsmar·ket·a·bil·i·ty, mar·ket·a·ble·ness, nounmar·ket·a·bly, adverbnon·mar·ket·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·mar·ket·a·ble, adjective, nounun·mar·ket·a·ble, adjective
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Contemporary Examples of unmarketable

  • So she began cold-calling farms—150—to ask them what they did with their unwanted or unmarketable produce.

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    Waste Not, Want Not

    Katie Maloney

    March 13, 2011

Historical Examples of unmarketable


British Dictionary definitions for unmarketable

marketable

adjective
  1. (of commodities, assets, etc)
    1. being in good demand; saleable
    2. suitable for sale
  2. of or relating to buying or selling on a marketmarketable value
Derived Formsmarketability or marketableness, nounmarketably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unmarketable

marketable

adj.

c.1600, from market + -able. Related: Marketably; marketability.

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