- being truly or very much so: a veritable triumph.
- Obsolete. true, as a statement or tale.
- (intensifier; usually qualifying a word used metaphorically)he’s a veritable swine!
- rare genuine or true; properI require veritable proof
late 15c., from Anglo-French and Old French veritable “true,” from verité (see verity) + -able. Probably lost mid-17c. and reborrowed or revived after 1830. Related: Veritably.