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nubile

[noo-bil, -bahyl, nyoo-] /ˈnu bɪl, -baɪl, ˈnyu-/
adjective
1.
(of a young woman) suitable for marriage, especially in regard to age or physical development; marriageable.
2.
(of a young person, usually a woman) sexually developed and attractive:
the nubile girls in their bikinis.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; < Latin nūbilis, equivalent to nūb(ere) to marry (see nuptial) + -ilis -ile
Related forms
nubility
[noo-bil-i-tee, nyoo-] /nuˈbɪl ɪ ti, nyu-/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for nubility

nubile

/ˈnjuːbaɪl/
adjective (of a girl or woman)
1.
ready or suitable for marriage by virtue of age or maturity
2.
sexually attractive
Derived Forms
nubility (njuːˈbɪlɪtɪ) noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin nūbilis, from nūbere to marry
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Word Origin and History for nubility

nubile

adj.

1640s, "marriageable" (said of a woman), from French nubile (16c.) or directly from Latin nubilis "marriageable," from stem of nubere "take as husband" (see nuptial). In sense of "young and sexually attractive" from 1973. Related: Nubility.

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