[mahr-ki-tuh-buh l]


readily salable.
of or relating to selling or buying: marketable values; marketable areas.

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

Examples from the Web for unmarketable

Contemporary Examples of unmarketable

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

    The Daily Beast logo
    Waste Not, Want Not

    Katie Maloney

    March 13, 2011

Historical Examples of unmarketable

British Dictionary definitions for unmarketable



(of commodities, assets, etc)
  1. being in good demand; saleable
  2. suitable for sale
of or relating to buying or selling on a marketmarketable value
Derived Formsmarketability or marketableness, nounmarketably, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for unmarketable



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper