Definition of worrywart in English:

worrywart

noun

  • North American term for worryguts
    • ‘When Jeremy hesitated, Antonio pulled the ‘you worry too much’ routine, which usually worked - Jeremy hated sounding like a worrywart.’
    • ‘The minutes - which don't identify the worrywarts - point to the return of corporate pricing power, a weak dollar, still-elevated energy costs, and slowing productivity growth as signs that price hikes could soon accelerate.’
    • ‘I think she's a big, nervous, worrywart, who's really insecure sometimes.’
    • ‘Rick had a tendency to be a bit of a worrywart, but frankly Chris couldn't blame him considering everything that had gone wrong for him.’
    • ‘If I could live my life again, I would not be such a worrywart or as serious.’
    • ‘His older siblings dismissed him as a worrywart who didn't know how to have any fun.’
    • ‘And financial markets remain calm, confounding worrywarts who prophesied turmoil once the Federal Reserve began raising interest rates.’
    • ‘So is the related belief that we can direct behavior via culture, a delusion that comforts worrywarts and flatters creators.’
    • ‘I knew I could be just paranoid - God knows I'm a worrywart!’
    • ‘That suggests stock investors, at least, don't share the concerns of the economic worrywarts.’
    • ‘‘Oh you've always been a worrywart,’ she sighed.’
    • ‘It wasn't necessary to do so, but I was always a worrywart.’
    • ‘What harries the inflation worrywarts, though, is that the job markets may not have loosened up enough by the second half to reduce the upward pressure on labor costs.’
    • ‘The corollary to this doctrine is that it is exactly those who are trying to maintain the balance, and trying to do no harm - those worrywarts - who endanger us.’
    • ‘Poor Mrs. Cobrea - no wonder she was such a worrywart.’
    • ‘Still being me, the worrywart that I am, I had to go look for him.’
    • ‘Scott was an odd combination of macho daredevil and super-cautious worrywart.’
    • ‘I had to deal with intuitive people, analytical people, lyrical people, and worrywarts.’
    • ‘Her mother was always such a worrywart about anything concerning her children.’
    • ‘If I weren't such a worrywart, I could have looked at their infamous smiles and forgot everything that was wrong.’

Pronunciation:

worrywart

/ˈwʌrɪwɔːt/