hab·​ile ˈha-bəl How to pronounce habile (audio)
: having general skill : able, skillful

Word History


Middle English (Scots) habyll, from Middle French habile, from Latin habilis — more at able

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of habile was in the 15th century

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“Habile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/habile. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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