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EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English harien, herien, from Old English herġian(to pillage, plunder), from Proto-Germanic *harjōną (compare East Frisian ferheerje, German verheeren(to harry, devastate), Swedish härja(ravage, harry)), from Proto-Germanic *harjaz(army) (compare Old English here, West Frisian hear, Dutch heer, German Heer), from Proto-Indo-European *koryos (compare Middle Irish cuire(army), Lithuanian kãrias(army; war), Old Church Slavonic кара(kara, strife), Ancient Greek κοίρανος(koíranos, chief, commander), Old Persian [script needed](kāra, army)). More at here(army).

VerbEdit

harry ‎(third-person singular simple present harries, present participle harrying, simple past and past participle harried)

  1. (transitive) To bother; to trouble.
    We shall harry the enemy at every turn until his morale breaks and he is at our mercy.
    • 2011 October 23, Becky Ashton, “QPR 1 – 0 Chelsea”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Chelsea also struggled to keep possession as QPR harried and chased at every opportunity, giving their opponents no time on the ball.
    • 2014 July 5, Sam Borden, “For bellicose Brazil, payback carries heavy price: Loss of Neymar [International New York Times version: Brazil and referee share some blame for Neymar's injury: Spaniard's failure to curb early pattern of fouls is seen as major factor (7 July 2014, p. 13)]”, in The New York Times[2]:
      The Colombians' ire was raised even more 10 minutes later when the referee showed a yellow card to [James] Rodríguez – who was apoplectic at the decision – for an innocuous trip that was, as Rodríguez vociferously pointed out with multiple hand gestures, a first offense compared with Fernandinho's harrying.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  2. To strip; to lay waste.
    The Northmen came several times and harried the land.
    • Washington Irving
      to harry this beautiful region
    • J. Burroughs
      A red squirrel had harried the nest of a wood thrush.

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NorwegianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From the English name Harry.

AdjectiveEdit

harry

  1. (slang, derogatory) cheesy, shabby, kitschy

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