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col·​lect·​ible kə-ˈlek-tə-bəl How to pronounce collectible (audio)
variants or less commonly collectable
: suitable for being collected
collectible coins
collectible figurines
: due for present payment : payable
collectible credit card bills
collectibility noun
or less commonly collectability


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variants or less commonly collectable
: an object that is collected by fanciers
especially : one other than such traditionally collectible items as art, stamps, coins, and antiques
The dolls are collectibles.

Examples of collectible in a Sentence

Adjective The shop sells antiques and various collectible items. Noun She displays her collectibles in a glass case.
Recent Examples on the Web
Over the past couple of years, collectible popcorn buckets for films like Barbie and Renaissance have been excellent ways for these theaters to build ongoing excitement about the in-person moviegoing experience and take their concessions earnings to a whole new level. Rebecca Alter, Vulture, 26 Jan. 2024 Antique and collectible toys, tractors, trains, dolls, pressed steel, die cast, cast iron pedal cars, tin toys, games, models, and more will again be for sale at the Carroll Agriculture Center in Westminster Saturday, during the Central Maryland Farm Toy Show. Thomas Goodwin Smith, Baltimore Sun, 12 Jan. 2024 Recycle Bookstores only sell out-of-print or collectible books online through Amazon or Advanced Book Exchange sites. Lisa Thorn, The Mercury News, 28 Jan. 2024 Clase Azul is a tequila brand that is synonymous with luxury, releasing a range of expressions that come housed in highly collectible handmade ceramic decanters. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 19 Dec. 2023 Every fall, the whiskey world gets really excited when news about a new release from Old Forester arrives: the annual appearance of Birthday Bourbon, the highly collectible bottle that commemorates founder George Garvin Brown’s birthday. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 21 Jan. 2024 There currently are no regulations on how much data is collectible, who can access the data, or how it’s distributed and stored. IEEE Spectrum, 4 Jan. 2024 Germany Monkey 47 Distiller’s Cut Edition 13 (SRP: $79.99) Monkey 47 has debuted a new edition of its highly collectible Distiller’s Cut every year since 2010. Claudia Alarcón, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 Sketch pals are clip-able and collectible LCD doodle boards that come in fun characters that can be clipped onto kids backpacks, car seats – anything really! The View, ABC News, 15 Dec. 2023
Mantel launch party Following the news that Alexis Ohanian’s Seven Seven Six and Brent Montgomery’s Wheelhouse teamed up to launch Mantel, a community and content platform focused on the collectibles industry, the duo hosted a Mantel launch party on Tuesday at Wheelhouse LA. Kirsten Chuba, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Feb. 2024 Each level also has its fair share of collectibles and challenges, handily marked on the map screen. Matt Gardner, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 Each Yowie chocolate is molded in the shape of the Yowie characters and contains limited-edition collectible animal toys and a full-color leaflet featuring the real-life animal, its profile and level of endangerment. Kansas City Star, 6 Feb. 2024 Zendaya, Timothée Chalamet, Florence Pugh and Austin Butler appeared together on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday, and during the interview Kimmel, 56, brought out the collectible popcorn bucket, which has received considerable attention in recent days. Tommy McArdle, Peoplemag, 2 Feb. 2024 Thanks to a tight color palette and versatile collectibles, everything is on theme but not over the top. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 Feb. 2024 Just a few weeks ago, people were lining up to buy the giant collectible Stanley cups, but since then there's been a U-turn. Medea Giordano, WIRED, 2 Feb. 2024 Sports and entertainment cards, memorabilia and collectibles. Michelle Jenkins, Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 Second Dinner, the game development studio behind digital collectible card game Marvel Snap, recently unveiled a $100 million Series B investment led by Griffin. Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History



collect entry 2 + -ible


derivative of collectible entry 1

First Known Use


1660, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of collectible was in 1660

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“Collectible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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