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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: One who worries excessively and unnecessarily.
From worry, from Old English wyrgan (to strangle) + wart, from Old English wearte. The word wart was apparently chosen for alliteration. Earliest documented use: 1929.
“When Biden takes the presidential oath in January, many will write articles scolding those who expressed concern about a coup as worrywarts.”
Zeynep Tufekci; “This Must Be Your First”; The Atlantic; Dec 7, 2020.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there. -L.P. Hartley, writer (30 Dec 1895-1972)