MEANING: noun: One who worries excessively and unnecessarily.

ETYMOLOGY: From worry, from Old English wyrgan (to strangle) + wart, from Old English wearte. The word wart was apparently chosen for alliteration. Earliest documented use: 1956.

WORRYWARP - the twisted viewpoint you get from worrying too much

WORRYTART - pastry you eat when you're stressed

LORRYWART - fanciful name for the ding you got in a London parking lot on your new truck