[ wur-ee-wawrt, wuhr- ]
/ ˈwɜr iˌwɔrt, ˈwʌr- /
a person who tends to worry habitually and often needlessly; pessimist; fussbudget.
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Origin of worrywart
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1956, from comic strip "Out Our Way" by U.S. cartoonist J.R. Williams (1888-1957). According to those familiar with the strip, Worry Wart was the name of a character who caused others to worry, which is the inverse of the current colloquial meaning.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper