wherrit

/ (ˈwɛrɪt) /

verb

to worry or cause to worry
(intr) to complain or moan

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Word Origin for wherrit

perhaps from thwert, obsolete variant of thwart; compare worrit
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Example sentences from the Web for wherrit

  • If the poor woman can bear it thee should not let it wherrit thee.

    Peggy Owen Patriot|Lucy Foster Madison
  • Tis nothing to wherrit over, mother, 214 spoke Peggy cheerfully.

    Peggy Owen Patriot|Lucy Foster Madison