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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who worries excessively and needlessly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who worries excessively, especially about unimportant matters.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. thinks about unfortunate things that might happen

Etymologies

Attested 1956, I. BELKNAP Human Problems of State Mental Hospitals x. 177 In cartoon Out Our Way by J. R. Williams, there is a character by that name. Earlier examples from newspapers of the 1930s and 1940s.[2] (Wiktionary)

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