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Harum Scarum

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A hare-brained person who scares quiet folk. Some derive it from the French clameur de Haro (hue and cry), as if the madcap was one against whom the hue-and-cry is raised; but probably it is simply a jingle word having allusion to the “madness of a March hare,” and the “scaring” of honest folks from their proprieties.

“Who’s there? I sʹpose young harum-scarum.”


Cambridge Facetiœ Collegian and lʹorter.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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