Definition of nubile in English:


Syllabification: nu·bile
Pronunciation: /ˈn(y)o͞oˌbīl
, ˈn(y)o͞oˌbəl


1(Of a girl or young woman) sexually mature; suitable for marriage.
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  • And, of course, as someone who has been without working equipment for most of his life, the presence of this nubile young woman causes him much inner pain, as she represents what he has never really known.
  • ‘Spot’ had been spirited away by the Panthers with offer of a high-rise kennel and an unlimited supply of nubile young bitches from some of the local hostelries.
  • Eager parents of nubile daughters from Patna to Pune, Jammu to Juhu, here's the London boy of your dreams.
sexually mature;
sexually attractive, desirable, sexy, luscious;
informal beddable
1.1(Of a girl or young woman) sexually attractive: he employed a procession of nubile young secretaries
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  • Myself and my friend stood and marvelled at the incredible array of ludicrously attractive nubile women.
  • I was perusing the latest issue of one of those male magazines, you know the type - glossy, cover shots of half naked nubile females and banner headlines screaming guarantees of hitherto unpossessed sexual prowess and financial muscle.
  • Instead, this production chiefly succeeds by emphasizing the cheerful absurdity of the situation, in which four healthy young men try to resist the call of their glands while four nubile women are literally sitting on their doorstep.


mid 17th century: from Latin nubilis 'marriageable', from nubere 'cover or veil oneself for a bridegroom' (from nubes 'cloud').



Pronunciation: /n(y)o͞oˈbilitē/
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  • Greer describes infancy and childhood as a woman's first age; her adolescence and nubility as her second, wifedom her third, motherhood her fourth and the end of mothering and the beginning of grandmotherhood as her fifth.
  • A film like this generally turns on a ‘brave’ central performance, critical shorthand for any role that bestows sexuality on an actor who has progressed past nubility.
  • Maybe that was the target audience of the slasher films: bitter middle-aged men chortling mirthlessly at the sight of dismembered nubility.

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