worrywart
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈwʌɹ.ɪˌwɔːt/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈwʌɹ.iˌwɔɹt/, IPA: /ˈwɝ.iˌwɔɹt/
Noun

worrywart (plural worrywarts)

  1. A person who worries excessively, especially about unimportant matters.
    • 2005, Hal Edward Runkel, Screamfree Parenting: Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool, page 31:
      It doesn't mean you're a worrywart, a nervous wreck or in need of heavy medication.
    • 2008, Nicole L.V. Mullis, "Vacation renders kids, adult males impervious to danger ↗", Battle Creek Enquirer online, August 17:
      On vacation, I'm a worrywart for fretting about third-degree burns and puncture wounds.
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