hared up

adjective

dialectal
: being in a state of angry excitement : irate

Word History

Etymology

perhaps alteration (influenced by hair entry 1) of het up; from the tendency of the hair on a person's head or an animal's back to stand on end as a result of extreme excitement

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“Hared up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hared%20up. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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