harum-scarum

adjective
har·​um-scar·​um | \ ˌher-əm-ˈsker-əm How to pronounce harum-scarum (audio) \

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First Known Use of harum-scarum

1751, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for harum-scarum

perhaps from archaic hare to harass + scare

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The first known use of harum-scarum was in 1751

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“Harum-scarum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harum-scarum. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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