worrywart

worrywart
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n., informal, worrier, nervous Nellie (inf.), Cassandra.
See care, fear.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. worrier, nervous person, nervous type*, old maid*; see neurotic .
III
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A prophet of misfortune or disaster: Cassandra, doomsayer, pessimist. See HOPE.

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  • worrywart — {n. phr.} A person who always worries. * / Stop being such a worrywart, Bob said to Alice, who was constantly weighing herself on the bathroom scale./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • worrywart — {n. phr.} A person who always worries. * / Stop being such a worrywart, Bob said to Alice, who was constantly weighing herself on the bathroom scale./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • worrywart — ☆ worrywart [wʉr′ēwôrt΄ ] n. [ WORRY + WART] Informal a person who tends to worry, esp. over insignificant details …   English World dictionary

  • worrywart — noun /ˈwʌɹ.ɪˌwɔːt,ˈwɝ.iˌwɔɹt/ A person who worries excessively, especially about unimportant matters. It doesnt mean youre a worrywart, a nervous wreck or in need of heavy medication. Syn: bundle of nerves, fussbudget, worrier …   Wiktionary

  • worrywart — n. phr. A person who always worries. Stop being such a worrywart, Bob said to Alice, who was constantly weighing herself on the bathroom scale …   Словарь американских идиом

  • worrywart — noun Date: 1936 a person who is inclined to worry unduly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • worrywart — /werr ee wawrt , wur /, n. a person who tends to worry habitually and often needlessly; pessimist; fussbudget. [1930 35; WORRY + WART] * * * …   Universalium

  • Worrywart — one who constantly worries unnecessarily …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • worrywart — Australian Slang one who constantly worries unnecessarily …   English dialects glossary

  • worrywart — wor|ry|wart [ˈwʌriwo:t US ˈwə:riwo:rt] n AmE informal someone who worries a lot about unimportant things …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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