from The Century Dictionary.
- Not marriageable.
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- adjective Not
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You know, you're less than something and the magazine becomes this whole process, almost a self-help, you know, entity for black women to recover themselves and, you know, given all the narrative these days about black women being unmarriable.
Like with FGM, the reason that most parents including mothers support the practice is because without it, their daughters will be shunned and unmarriable in the community.
ZAHN: And she admitted to you she was attracted to men that in her words were unmarriable.
She loved him very much; but she was dimly afraid that James was an impracticable and unmarriable man, a person who could set all the wiles and all the tenderness of the sex at calm defiance -- a born bachelor.
In the book, Banks notes that the achievement gap among African Americans has fueled the marriage decline, forcing black women to select from a pool of potential partners who are undereducated, underemployed, and unmarriable.
Here’s the scenario as I see it: a young woman from a traditional family of a culture where a non-virgin is unmarriable wishes to “rebel”, but doesn’t want to burn her bridges.