Today’s word of the day is: Harum-Scarum
adjective [hair-uh m-skair-uh m, har-uh m-skar-uh m]
- reckless; rash; irresponsible: He had a harum-scarum youth.
- disorganized; uncontrolled.
- recklessly; wildly: He ran harum-scarum allover the place.
Origin: Harum-scarum entered English in the late 1600’s. The first element of this rhyming compound, harum, is based on the obsolete verb hare meaning “to harass” or on the the verb hare “to run like a hare”; the second element is based on the common verb scare.
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