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[wair-uh-buh l] /ˈwɛər ə bəl/
capable of being worn; appropriate, suitable, or ready for wearing:
old shoes that are still wearable.
relating to or noting a computer or advanced electronic device that is incorporated into an accessory worn on the body or an item of clothing: wearable gadgets embedded in fabric;
a wearable heart-rate sensor.
Usually, wearables. something that may be worn or carried on the body, as an item of clothing:
high-fashion wearables.
Origin of wearable
1580-90; wear + -able
Related forms
unwearable, adjective Unabridged
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  • Her habit was a little too tight for her, but wearable enough.

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • Before we had washed them, they had been very, very dirty, it is true; but they were just wearable.

    Three Men in a Boat Jerome K. Jerome
  • The wearable computer is yet another gadget in the open- ended development that unites evolution and revolution.

  • In Tipperary they call the old-fashioned wig 'Dwyer's wearable.'

  • The bonnet was, in truth, a daring caricature of the prevailing fashion, just sufficiently serious in expression to be wearable.

British Dictionary definitions for wearable


suitable for wear or able to be worn
(often pl) any garment that can be worn
Derived Forms
wearability, noun
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