worry

verb

noun

Dialects

Emoji One Apple Twemoji Facebook Messenger Google
Emoji One's sad but relieved face emoji Apple's sad but relieved face emoji Twemoji's sad but relieved face emoji Facebook's sad but relieved face emoji Messenger's sad but relieved face emoji Google's sad but relieved face emoji
Emoji One's worried face emoji Apple's worried face emoji Twemoji's worried face emoji Facebook's worried face emoji Messenger's worried face emoji Google's worried face emoji
Emoji One's anxious face with sweat emoji Apple's anxious face with sweat emoji Twemoji's anxious face with sweat emoji Facebook's anxious face with sweat emoji Messenger's anxious face with sweat emoji Google's anxious face with sweat emoji

Origin

Old English wyrgan ‘strangle’, of West Germanic origin. In Middle English the original sense of the verb gave rise to the meaning ‘seize by the throat and tear’, later figuratively ‘harass’, whence ‘cause anxiety to’ (early 19th century, the date also of the noun).

Pronunciation

  • worry /ˈwʌri/