worrywart

noun wor·ry·wart \ ˈwər-ē-ˌwȯrt , ˈwə-rē- \
Updated on: 7 May 2018

Definition of worrywart

: a person who is inclined to worry unduly

Examples of worrywart in a Sentence

  1. My father is a real worrywart.

  2. tends to dismiss people concerned about global warming as a bunch of worrywarts

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First Known Use of worrywart

1936

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Definition of worrywart for English Language Learners

  • : a person who worries too much or who worries about things that are not important


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