col·​lect·​ible | \ kə-ˈlek-tə-bəl How to pronounce collectible (audio) \
variants: or less commonly collectable

Definition of collectible

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : suitable for being collected collectible coins collectible figurines
2 : due for present payment : payable collectible credit card bills


variants: or less commonly collectable

Definition of collectible (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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.

Other Words from collectible


collectibility or less commonly collectability \ kə-​ˌlek-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce collectible (audio) \ noun

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: Adjective Guns are around eighty per cent of his business, but his inventory includes everything from laptops to guitars to collectible coins. Eric Lach, The New Yorker, 21 May 2022 Curto’s jacket pocket was jingling with about two dozen collectible Beatles coins. Geoff Edgers, Washington Post, 14 May 2022 The collection will only be available on Billboard ChartStars, a digital collectible platform created in partnership with UNBLOCKED. James Dinh, Billboard, 11 May 2022 The first 100 customers receive a collectible Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby cup. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 6 May 2022 As a result, the houses are hustling to alter their offerings to suit, from high-end watches and handbags to collectible sneakers and edgy art. Kelly Crow, WSJ, 6 May 2022 The number of accounts trading NFTs has dipped sharply in recent months, new research has found, indicating that the digital art and collectible boom that started in 2021 may finally be cooling off. Kevin Collier, NBC News, 5 May 2022 Some luxury watch aficionados might argue that a digital piece hasn’t earned credible collectible status yet. Bernd Fischer, Men's Health, 5 May 2022 This collectible set features illustrations of your favorite ladies from The Golden Girls on the front and some of their most iconic lines on the back. Brittney Morgan And Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, 29 Apr. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun As each award is announced during the show, a custom digital collectible will unlock in real time, available for free minting for only 20 minutes. James Dinh, Billboard, 11 May 2022 The auction — which brought nearly 300 people — was held inside Chicago Joe’s, 2256 W. Irving Park Rd., where every single collectible had been ripped down and displayed for buyers. Chicago Tribune, 1 May 2022 Steve take on cases involving a son who’s furious at his mother for throwing out a rare collectible and a woman whose former best friend damaged her scalp and supposedly caused her hair loss. Washington Post, 26 Apr. 2022 That suggests the demand for this hot Lego collectible will continue to exceed its supply in the near future at the very least. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 13 Apr. 2022 By combining such recognizable components of Dutch life into a handheld collectible, KLM has birthed something that's more cultural touchstone than mere amenity. Brad Japhe, Travel + Leisure, 15 Apr. 2022 As with the sale of any art investment, that capital gain or loss would be taxed as a collectible. Kelli María Korducki, The Atlantic, 12 Apr. 2022 The purchase of a collectible is a prohibited transaction and is treated as a distribution to the IRA owner. Bob Carlson, Forbes, 20 Jan. 2022 Now The collectible for couch potatoes, the Tiny TV Classics each come pre-loaded with 12 clips from different movies and TV shows. Jamie Spain, Good Housekeeping, 25 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of collectible


1660, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1953, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for collectible


collect entry 2 + -ible


derivative of collectible entry 1

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24 May 2022

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“Collectible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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col·​lect·​ible | \ kə-ˈlek-tə-bəl How to pronounce collectible (audio) \

Kids Definition of collectible

: considered valuable by collectors

Other Words from collectible

collectible noun


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