from The Century Dictionary.
- To worry.
- noun Worry; annoyance; vexation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Illiterate Worry; anxiety.
- transitive verb Illiterate To worry; to annoy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun dialect, nonstandard
- noun dialect, nonstandard One who worries excessively or unnecessarily.
- verb dialect, nonstandard To
worry, to be anxious.
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Mr.D. Semple informs us that, so recently as 1697, six poor creatures were convicted of this crime before the regality of Paisley, and were "worrit" and burned to death on the
An 'yit you did go an' worrit 'er, a-arstin' 'er a lot o' questions about 'er father.
She warned me earnestly, however, not to "worrit" the girl by asking her all sorts of questions. '
But the district-lady has others to "worrit" in life besides the sick.
For nurse was no longer as young as she had been, and as the children's mother could not, she knew, very well afford to keep an under-nurse to help her, it was rather trying to look forward to beginning again with all the "worrit" of a new baby – bad nights and many tiring climbs up the long stairs to the nursery, etc., etc., though nurse was so really good that she did not grumble the least bit, and just quietly made up her mind to make the best of it.
"Reckoned I should let ye know where he'd gone," Murtagh continued, "so ye'd no be worrit for him."
"You'd not worrit yourself over the lassie, would ye now, Sassenach?" he asked shrewdly.
"Dinna worrit yourself about that, laddie," he said, surveying Jamie with a gleaming eye.
He said he would stand by me, no matter what happened, and I must just keep my head up and try not to worrit myself.
"He'd better be 'worrit,' when I catch up to him!"