nervous wreck

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of nervous wreck

informal
: a person who is very worried or nervous about something
  • Before the wedding the bride's father was a nervous wreck.

Word by Word Definitions

nervous play
  1. : sinewy, strong

  2. : marked by strength of thought, feeling, or style : spirited

  3. : of, relating to, or composed of neurons

wreck play
  1. : something cast up on the land by the sea especially after a shipwreck

  2. : shipwreck

  3. : the action of wrecking or fact or state of being wrecked : destruction

  1. : to cast ashore

  2. : to reduce to a ruinous state by or as if by violence

  3. : shipwreck


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