un·​trad·​able ˌən-ˈtrā-də-bəl How to pronounce untradable (audio)
variants or less commonly untradeable
: not able to be traded
untradable securities
a baseball player with an untradable high-priced contract

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web What may be left on the chart is a much lower number because the final capitulation can create a bottom that only lasts minutes and may be untradable. Clem Chambers, Forbes, 15 June 2022 The untradable contracts of Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano and Sox starter James Shields made both albatrosses early on in the rebuilds. Paul Sullivan, chicagotribune.com, 19 Sep. 2020 Considering this, let’s look at the most untradable contracts in baseball. Matt Martell, SI.com, 30 July 2019 At least for the former Triple Crown winner, there's at least one contract more untradable than his. Matt Martell, SI.com, 30 July 2019 At the same time, those traders are scrambling to pre-empt the inevitable supply gap left in the market by soon-to-be untradable Rusal metal. Amrith Ramkumar, WSJ, 16 Apr. 2018 The cost of a burger depends partly on untradable inputs, such as rent and wages, which are higher in the rich countries on the fringes of the euro zone. The Economist, 20 Jan. 2018 Now that the groin issues have returned and he will be shut down until at least after the Jan. 29 All-Star Game, Varlamov is more untradable than ever. Terry Frei, The Denver Post, 21 Jan. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of untradable was circa 1934

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“Untradable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untradable. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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