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worrywart

[wur-ee-wawrt, wuhr-] /ˈwɜr iˌwɔrt, ˈwʌr-/
noun
1.
a person who tends to worry habitually and often needlessly; pessimist; fussbudget.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; worry + wart
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British Dictionary definitions for worrywart

worryguts

/ˈwʌrɪˌɡʌts/
noun
1.
(informal) a person who tends to worry, esp about insignificant matters
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Slang definitions & phrases for worrywart

worm one's way

verb phrase

To enter or penetrate stealthily, like a worm or snake: has used his sophisticated skill to worm his way into many of the nation's telephone networks (1845+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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