Posted by Kitty on March 25, 2003
In Reply to: Origination of "worry wort" posted by Chas on March 25, 2003
: looking for the origination of the phrase "worry wort". please email to me as well. thank you
I found worry wort returned pages concerned with St. John's Wort, used for depression.
Douglas Harper's ONLINE ETYMOLOGY DICTIONARY states as part of its etymology on "worry": Worry wart first recorded 1956, from comic strip "Out Our Way" by J.R. Williams.