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worrywart

noun [C] uk   /ˈwʌr.i.wɔːt/ us    /ˈwɝː.i.wɔːrt/ US informal
a person who often worries, especially about things that are not important: Don't listen to him - he's just an old worrywart.
Translations of “worrywart”
in Chinese (Traditional) 杞人憂天的人, 總是擔心的人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 杞人忧天的人, 总是担心的人…
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