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 woman a nubile starlet

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Other Words from nubile

nubility \ nü-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce nubile (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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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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“Nubile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nubile. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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nubile

adjective

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 nubile (audio) \ noun, plural nubilities

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