worry beads

plural noun

Definition of worry beads

  1. :  a string of beads that can be fingered to keep one's hands occupied

1956

First Known Use of worry beads

1956


WORRY BEADS Defined for English Language Learners

worry beads

plural noun

Definition of worry beads for English Language Learners

  • : small beads on a string that people hold and move with their fingers in order to have something to do when they are nervous

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