What does nubile mean?
Definitions for nubile
ˈnu bɪl, -baɪl, ˈnyu-nu·bile
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of girls or women who are eligible to marry
Sexually attractive, sometimes used as a genteel euphemism for having well-developed breasts; -- of a young woman.
A young sexually-attractive woman
of an age suitable for marriage; marriageable (used of a young woman).
sexually attractive (used of a young woman).
Etymology: From nubile, from nubilis, from nubo, from sneubho-. Possibly cognate with νύμφη (English nymph), but this is disputed.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Marriageable; fit for marriage.
Etymology: nubile, Fr. nubilis, Latin.
The cowslip smiles, in brighter yellow drest,
Than that which veils the nubile virgin’s breast. Matthew Prior.
of an age suitable for marriage; marriageable
Etymology: [L. nubilis, fr. nubere to marry: cf. F. nubile. See Nuptial.]
Nubile refers to a young woman who is ready or suitable for marriage by virtue of her age or maturity. Since at least 1973, it has also been used to refer to a sexually attractive young woman.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
nū′bil, adj. marriageable.—n. Nubil′ity. [L. nubilis—nubĕre, to veil one's self, hence to marry.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Nubile is ranked #157234 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Nubile surname appeared 103 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Nubile.
96.1% or 99 total occurrences were White.
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The numerical value of nubile in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of nubile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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