[ wair-uh-buhl ]

  1. capable of being worn; appropriate, suitable, or ready for wearing: old shoes that are still wearable.

  2. Digital Technology. relating to or noting a computer or advanced electronic device that is incorporated into an accessory worn on the body or an item of clothing: wearable gadgets embedded in fabric;a wearable heart-rate sensor.: See also wearable computer, wearable technology.

  1. Usually wearables . something that may be worn or carried on the body, as an item of clothing: high-fashion wearables.

Origin of wearable

First recorded in 1580–90; wear + -able

Other words from wearable

  • un·wear·a·ble, adjective

Words Nearby wearable

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British Dictionary definitions for wearable


/ (ˈwɛərəbəl) /

  1. suitable for wear or able to be worn

  1. (often plural) any garment that can be worn

Derived forms of wearable

  • wearability, noun

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