keepworthy

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EtymologyEdit

keep +‎ -worthy

AdjectiveEdit

keepworthy (comparative more keepworthy, superlative most keepworthy)

  1. Worth keeping.
    • 1871, Fitz Hugh Ludlow, The Heart of the Continent (page 414)
      The nation of beggars on horseback which first colonized California has left behind it many traditions unworthy of conservation, and multitudinous fleas not at all traditional, but even less keepworthy []
    • 1960, Sport Fishery Abstracts (volumes 5-6, page 144)
      Data, collected by one field man who interviewed and counted anglers daily, indicated that the rate of harvest was 0.29 fish per man hour, and that the average catch (keepworthy fish only) amounted to 1.5 fish per fishing trip.