علم أصول الكلمات [ 'w&r-E-"wort, 'w&-rE- ] (noun.) 1936. Attested 1956, I. BELKNAP Human Problems of State Mental Hospitals x. 177''Oxford English Dictionary, 1884-1928, and First Supplement, 1933 In cartoon Out Our Way by J. R. Williams, there is a character by that name. Earlier examples from newspapers of the 1930s and 1940s. Presumably related to earlier worryguts. From worry; “wart” apparently chosen for alliteration.