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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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worrywart

noun phrase

A person who worries excessively; a constantly apprehensive person

[1956+; fr the designation of such a person in the comic strip ''Out Our Way'' by J R Williams]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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