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Saturday, June 02, 2007

Definitions for biddable

  1. Easily led or commanded; obedient.
  2. Capable of being bid.

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Citations for biddable
But because they are sociable, biddable, obliging, stoic and generous, most are happy to join in. Sue Montgomery, New Statesman
The chaotically organised event proved nothing more than that one charismatic individual can impose his will on a lot of biddable ones. Thomas Sutcliffe, Independent
Origin of biddable
Biddable is from bid, which partly comes from Middle English bidden, "to ask, to command," from Old English biddan; and partly from Middle English beden, "to offer, to proclaim," from Old English beodan.