nubile

adjective
nu·​bile | \ ˈnü-ˌbī(-ə)l How to pronounce nubile (audio) , ˈnyü-, -bəl \

Definition of nubile

1 : of marriageable condition or age nubile young women
2 : sexually attractive used of a young womana nubile starlet

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Other Words from nubile

nubility \ nü-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce nubility (audio) , nyü-​ \ noun

Examples of nubile in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Keenen Ivory Wayans directed this sendup of slasher films in which a vengeful killer stalks a group of nubile teens. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV for Oct. 6-12: ‘Throne of Blood’ and more," 4 Oct. 2019 The excavations unearthed hundreds of different female forms, ranging from demure matrons to nubile veiled dancers and girls at play. National Geographic, "These lovely little statues enchanted ancient Greece," 29 Jan. 2020 Keenen Ivory Wayans directed this sendup of slasher films in which a vengeful killer stalks a group of nubile teens. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV for Oct. 6-12: ‘Throne of Blood’ and more," 4 Oct. 2019 Keenen Ivory Wayans directed this sendup of slasher films in which a vengeful killer stalks a group of nubile teens. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV for Oct. 6-12: ‘Throne of Blood’ and more," 4 Oct. 2019 Keenen Ivory Wayans directed this sendup of slasher films in which a vengeful killer stalks a group of nubile teens. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV for Oct. 6-12: ‘Throne of Blood’ and more," 4 Oct. 2019 Keenen Ivory Wayans directed this sendup of slasher films in which a vengeful killer stalks a group of nubile teens. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV for Oct. 6-12: ‘Throne of Blood’ and more," 4 Oct. 2019 Keenen Ivory Wayans directed this sendup of slasher films in which a vengeful killer stalks a group of nubile teens. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV for Oct. 6-12: ‘Throne of Blood’ and more," 4 Oct. 2019 Keenen Ivory Wayans directed this sendup of slasher films in which a vengeful killer stalks a group of nubile teens. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV for Oct. 6-12: ‘Throne of Blood’ and more," 4 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of nubile

1642, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for nubile

French, from Latin nubilis, from nubere to marry — more at nuptial

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The first known use of nubile was in 1642

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“Nubile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nubile. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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nubile

adjective
How to pronounce nubile (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of nubile

: sexually attractive

nubile

adjective
nu·​bile | \ ˈn(y)ü-bəl How to pronounce nubile (audio) , -ˌbīl How to pronounce nubile (audio) \

Medical Definition of nubile

: sexually mature especially : of marriageable condition or age used of young women

Other Words from nubile

nubility \ n(y)ü-​ˈbil-​ət-​ē How to pronounce nubility (audio) \ noun, plural nubilities

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