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[noo-bil, -bahyl, nyoo-] /ˈnu bɪl, -baɪl, ˈnyu-/

(of a young woman) suitable for marriage, especially in regard to age or physical development; marriageable.
(of a young person, usually a woman) sexually developed and attractive:
the nubile girls in their bikinis.
adjective (of a girl or woman)
ready or suitable for marriage by virtue of age or maturity
sexually attractive

1640s, “marriageable” (said of a woman), from French nubile (16c.) or directly from Latin nubilis “marriageable,” from stem of nubere “take as husband” (see nuptial). In sense of “young and sexually attractive” from 1973. Related: Nubility.


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