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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English harien, herien, from Old English herġian, 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).

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

  1. (transitive) To harass, stress, badger, bother; to distress, trouble, or tire with demands, threats, or criticism.
    A crowd of harried businessmen rushing to their next meeting.
    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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Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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EtymologyEdit

From the English name Harry.

AdjectiveEdit

harry (indeclinable)

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

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the English name Harry.

AdjectiveEdit

harry (indeclinable)

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

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