whipworthy

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

whip +‎ -worthy

AdjectiveEdit

whipworthy (comparative more whipworthy, superlative most whipworthy)

  1. 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.