- Harry is a man's name.
An example of a famous man named Harry was President Harry Truman.
- Harry is defined as to raid, or to quickly move along.
- An example of harry is to take over a fort.
- An example of harry is to pressure someone to finish a project.
- to raid, esp. repeatedly, and ravage or rob; pillage; plunder
- to torment or worry; harass
- to force or push along
Origin: Middle English hergien from Old English hergian from base of here, army from Indo-European an unverified form koryos, army, variant, variety of base an unverified form koros, war from source Lithuanian kãras, war, Middle Irish cuire, host
Origin: Middle English Herry from Henry
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transitive verb har·ried, har·ry·ing, har·ries
- To disturb or distress by or as if by repeated attacks; harass. See Synonyms at harass.
- To raid, as in war; sack or pillage.
Origin: Middle English harien, from Old English hergian; see koro- in Indo-European roots.