Today’s Word : nubile

Word : nubile

PRONUNCIATION:

(NOO-bil, -byl, NYOO-)

MEANING:

adjective
1. Sexually attractive (referring to a young woman).
2. Ready or suitable for marriage (referring to a young woman).

ETYMOLOGY:

From Latin nubere (to marry). Earliest documented use: 1642.

USAGE:

“Hillie is not some nubile young woman, but a 65-year-old mother-of-two.”
Jill Foster; Can You Believe This Woman is 65?; Daily Mail (London, UK); May 9, 2011.

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