marriageable

adjective
mar·​riage·​able | \ ˈmer-i-jə-bəl How to pronounce marriageable (audio) , ˈma-ri-\

Definition of marriageable

: fit for or capable of marriage not yet of marriageable age

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marriageability \ ˌmer-​i-​jə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce marriageability (audio) , ˌma-​ri-​ \ noun

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The 29-year-old is reportedly the last member of the royal family of marriageable age who is single – resulting in an outpouring of support on social media. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, "Princess Eugenie's single sister Beatrice gains sympathy from Twitter after royal engagement announcement," 23 Apr. 2018 The 29-year-old is reportedly the last member of the royal family of marriageable age who is single – resulting in an outpouring of support on social media. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, "Princess Eugenie's single sister Beatrice gains sympathy from Twitter after royal engagement announcement," 23 Apr. 2018 The 29-year-old is reportedly the last member of the royal family of marriageable age who is single – resulting in an outpouring of support on social media. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, "Princess Eugenie's single sister Beatrice gains sympathy from Twitter after royal engagement announcement," 23 Apr. 2018 And economists partly blame the decline in employed, marriageable men for the recent slide in nuptials and increase in out-of-wedlock births. Jeanna Smialek, The Seattle Times, "Millennial men leave perplexing hole in hot US job market," 20 Nov. 2018 The 29-year-old is reportedly the last member of the royal family of marriageable age who is single – resulting in an outpouring of support on social media. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, "Princess Eugenie's single sister Beatrice gains sympathy from Twitter after royal engagement announcement," 23 Apr. 2018 Show jumping is the most famous, providing marriageable rich girls an outdoorsy alternative to debutante balls. Kevin Conley, Town & Country, "Too Much Horsepower," 24 Dec. 2012 The 29-year-old is reportedly the last member of the royal family of marriageable age who is single – resulting in an outpouring of support on social media. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, "Princess Eugenie's single sister Beatrice gains sympathy from Twitter after royal engagement announcement," 23 Apr. 2018 The biggest gap between men and women of marriageable age, defined here as 15 to 29, will come in the next few decades, as the babies of the past decade grow up. Simon Denyer, Washington Post, "TOO MANY MEN," 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of marriageable

circa 1575, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of marriageable was circa 1575

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marriageable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of marriageable

: able to marry or suitable for marriage

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