spongeworthy

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EtymologyEdit

From sponge +‎ -worthy. Coined in "The Sponge", an episode of Seinfeld that first aired in December 1995, to indicate a man who is worth using one of a limited supply of contraceptive sponges on.

AdjectiveEdit

spongeworthy (comparative more spongeworthy, superlative most spongeworthy)

  1. (humorous) Highly sexually desirable.
    • 1995 December 7, “work=The Sponge”, in Seinfeld:
      ELAINE: So, you think you're spongeworthy? BILLY: Yes, I think I'm spongeworthy. I think I'm very spongeworthy.
    • 2002, December 15, Readers trash skanky Barbie[1], page Q8:
      The ultimate question: Is Ken "spongeworthy"?
    • 2005, Donna Barstow, Love Me or Go To Hell, →ISBN, page 73:
      I don't know if he's spongeworthy yet, but I do heart him!

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