Worrywart meaning

wûrē-wôrt, wŭr-
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One who worries excessively and needlessly.
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A person who worries excessively, especially about unimportant matters.
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A person who tends to worry, esp. over insignificant details.
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Origin of worrywart

  • Attested 1956, I. BELKNAP Human Problems of State Mental Hospitals x. 177 In cartoon Out Our Way by J. R. Williams, there is a character by that name. Earlier examples from newspapers of the 1930s and 1940s.

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  • From worry; “wart" apparently chosen for alliteration.

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  • Presumably related to earlier worryguts.

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