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† geldable, adj.2

Frequency (in current use): 
Origin: Formed within English, by derivation. Etymons: geld v.1, -able suffix.
Etymology: < geld v.1 + -able suffix.
N.E.D. (1898) gives the pronunciation as (ge·ldăb'l) /ˈɡɛldəb(ə)l/.
Obsolete. rare.

  That may be castrated or gelded.

1611   R. Cotgrave Dict. French & Eng. Tongues   Chastrable, geldable.
1846   J. E. Worcester Universal Dict. Eng. Lang.   Geldable, that may be gelded.

1611—1846(Hide quotations)


This entry has been updated (OED Third Edition, December 2018).

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