[ wair-uh-buh l ]
/ ˈwɛər ə bəl /


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


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

Nearby words

  1. wear two hats,
  2. wear well,
  3. wear-and-tear pigment,
  4. wear-out,
  5. wearability,
  6. wearable computer,
  7. wearable tech,
  8. wearable technology,
  9. wearer,
  10. weariful

Origin of wearable

First recorded in 1580–90; wear + -able

Related formsun·wear·a·ble, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for wearable


/ (ˈwɛərəbəl) /


suitable for wear or able to be worn


(often plural) any garment that can be worn
Derived Formswearability, noun

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