[wair-uh-buh l]


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.

Origin of wearable

First recorded in 1580–90; wear + -able
Related formsun·wear·a·ble, adjective
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Contemporary Examples of wearable

Historical Examples of wearable

  • 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



suitable for wear or able to be worn


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