shelfworthy

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

shelf +‎ -worthy

AdjectiveEdit

shelfworthy (comparative more shelfworthy, superlative most shelfworthy)

  1. Good enough to be kept or displayed on a shelf.
    • 1964, John Bedford, Looking in junk shops (page 220)
      On the other hand the small, individual ones, especially those shaped as fruits, pagodas, cottages etc., though eminently shelfworthy, are very expensive.
    • 1999, Jutta Reed-Scott, Library Storage Facilities, Management, and Services
      All materials must be shelfworthy for deposit at the SRLF. Volumes may be boxed or enclosed in archival containers if necessary.