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Idioms for worst

Origin of worst

First recorded before 900; Middle English worste (adjective, adverb, and noun), Old English wur(re)sta, wyr(re)st, wer(re)sta (adjective and adverb); cognate with Old Norse verstr; see worse, -est1

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH worst

worst , wurst
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British Dictionary definitions for worst

Word Origin for worst

Old English wierrest; related to Old Frisian wersta, Old Saxon, Old High German wirsisto, Old Norse verstr
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Idioms and Phrases with worst

worst

see at worst; get (have) the worst of it; if worst comes to worst; in the worst way. Also see under worse.

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