flogworthy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From flog +‎ -worthy.

Adjective[edit]

flogworthy (comparative flogworthier or more flogworthy, superlative flogworthiest or most flogworthy)

  1. Worthy of flogging or to be flogged; (by extension) deserving of punishment; punishable.
    • 1778, Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele, The Spectator:
      Mr. Marples with drunken motorists, Sir David Eccles with middle-class undergraduates, Mr. Vosper with flogworthy delinquents, Mr. Macleod with defederating Rhodesians, [...]