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[wur-ee-wawrt, wuhr-] /ˈwɜr iˌwɔrt, ˈwʌr-/
a person who tends to worry habitually and often needlessly; pessimist; fussbudget.
Origin of worrywart
1930-35; worry + wart Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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worm one's way

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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.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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