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Origination of "worry wort"

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.