- Deserving a whipping.
- 1960, Lyon Sprague De Camp, The bronze god of Rhodes:
- "The whipworthy rogue would not have used me so foully had he not outweighed me by two to one."
- 2001, Harry Turtledove, Sentry Peak:
- "We'll give those whipworthy bastards what they deserve yet, see if we don't."
- 2012, Roberta Stewart, Plautus and Roman Slavery (page 95)
- Segal (1987, 137–169) recognized the omnipresent threat of the whip and, emphasizing that the whipworthy slave never gets whipped, put forward the idea of the comedy as carnival.