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worrywart

[ wur-ee-wawrt, wuhr- ]
/ ˈwɜr iˌwɔrt, ˈwʌr- /
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noun

a person who tends to worry habitually and often needlessly; pessimist; fussbudget.

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Origin of worrywart

First recorded in 1930–35; worry + wart
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