Definition of worrywart in English:

worrywart

Syllabification: wor·ry·wart
Pronunciation: /ˈwərēˌwôrt
 
/

noun

North American informal
  • A person who tends to dwell unduly on difficulty or troubles.
    More example sentences
    • So is the related belief that we can direct behavior via culture, a delusion that comforts worrywarts and flatters creators.
    • If I could live my life again, I would not be such a worrywart or as serious.
    • It wasn't necessary to do so, but I was always a worrywart.

More definitions of worrywart

Definition of worrywart in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmālˌsträm
noun
a powerful whirlpool in the sea

Shop for an Oxford dictionary

Find the perfect Oxford dictionary for you in our online shop.
SHOP NOW ►