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[mar-i-juh-buh l] /ˈmær ɪ dʒə bəl/

suitable or attractive for marriage:
The handsome and successful young man was considered eminently marriageable.
of an age suitable for marriage:
a marriageable daughter.
(esp of women) suitable for marriage, usually with reference to age

1550s, from marriage + -able. Earlier was mariable (mid-15c.). Related: Marriageability.


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