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English definition of “worthy”

worthy

noun [C]     /ˈwɜː.ði/ US  /ˈwɝː-/ humorous
a person who is important, especially in a small town: The front row of chairs was reserved for local worthies.Important people and describing important peopleFamous peopleWealthy people
(Definition of worthy noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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