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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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