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  • And on your affections look black, O! Let her wherrit and tiff,

    Pipe and Pouch The Smoker's Own Book of Poetry Various

  • When they had got into a corner Uncle Benjy said, 'Miller, what with the French, and what with my nephew Festus, I assure ye my life is nothing but wherrit from morning to night.

    The Trumpet-Major Thomas Hardy 1884

  • And don't you wherrit about your lodgings, if you 're short of cash.

    Janice Meredith Paul Leicester Ford 1883

  • "Don't you wherrit yourself about those keys, squire," advised

    Janice Meredith Paul Leicester Ford 1883

  • It do wherrit me terribly; and I shall die o 'the thought of that paper I signed with my holy cross, as South died of his trouble. "

    The Woodlanders Thomas Hardy 1884

  • De doctor say de ku'nel 'ud do fus-class ef he only would n't wherrit so, but he do nothin' but toss an 'act rambunctious, an' dat keep de wound fretted an 'him feverish. "

    Janice Meredith Paul Leicester Ford 1883

  • "Not me, sir, and you needn't wherrit about what to do wi 'me.

    The Lost Middy Being the Secret of the Smugglers' Gap George Manville Fenn 1870

  • "Then don't you wherrit your head no more about it, Master Aleck.

    The Lost Middy Being the Secret of the Smugglers' Gap George Manville Fenn 1870


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  • To pester, bother or tease. Also spelled wherret.

    October 3, 2007

  • A boy named Skerritt in my school was referred to by one teacher as "Skerritt the wherrit."

    October 4, 2007

  • Dude. That's mean.

    October 4, 2007

  • You think so? Skerritt the tosser, that would have been mean. Skerritt the gimp. Skerritt the useless waste of space. There are many worse things you can be than a wherrit.

    October 4, 2007

  • I am highly offended that you categorize "useless waste of space" as an insult.

    October 4, 2007

  • I take it back. On reflection it's an accolade.

    October 4, 2007

  • Yeah! One could do worse than be useless. Ness. ;-)

    October 4, 2007