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wearable

[wair-uh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. capable of being worn; appropriate, suitable, or ready for wearing: old shoes that are still wearable.
  2. 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.
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noun
  1. Usually wearables. something that may be worn or carried on the body, as an item of clothing: high-fashion wearables.
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Origin of wearable

First recorded in 1580–90; wear + -able
Related formsun·wear·a·ble, adjective
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Examples from the Web for wearable

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Historical Examples

  • Her habit was a little too tight for her, but wearable enough.

    Heather and Snow

    George MacDonald

  • Before we had washed them, they had been very, very dirty, it is true; but they were just wearable.

    Three Men in a Boat

    Jerome K. Jerome

  • In Tipperary they call the old-fashioned wig 'Dwyer's wearable.'

  • These consisted of thin cotton things for the summer, and, when wearable, were of considerable use.

    A Kut Prisoner

    H. C. W. Bishop

  • The pants should be of Mackinaw which is warm, wearable, and to a certain extent water repellent.

    Touring Afoot

    Claude Powell Fordyce


British Dictionary definitions for wearable

wearable

adjective
  1. suitable for wear or able to be worn
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noun
  1. (often plural) any garment that can be worn
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Derived Formswearability, noun
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