worry wart

worry wart
n. someone who worries all the time.
Don’t be such a worry wart.
I’m sorry I’m such a worry wart.

Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions. 2015.

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

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