Harry definitions

hăr'ē
A masculine name: fem. Harriet.
noun
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To raid, esp. repeatedly, and ravage or rob; pillage; plunder.
verb
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To torment or worry; harass.
verb
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To force or push along.
verb
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To disturb, distress, or exhaust by repeated demands or criticism; harass.
verb
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To batter or buffet. Used of the wind or storms.

The wind harried the trees.

verb
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Harry is a man's name.

An example of a famous man named Harry was President Harry Truman.

noun
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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.

verb
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A male given name, also used as a pet form of Henry and Harold.
pronoun
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(rare compared to given name) A patronymic surname​.
pronoun
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To attack or raid, as in war.

Vikings harrying the coast.

verb
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To force along, as by attacks or blows.
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To bother; to trouble.

We shall harry the enemy at every turn until his morale breaks and he is at our mercy.

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To strip; to lay waste.

The Northmen came several times and harried the land.

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Origin of harry

Middle English harien, herien, from Old English hergian (“to pillage, plunder”), from Proto-Germanic *harjōną (compare East Frisian ferheerje, German verheeren (“to harry, devastate”)) Swedish härja (“ravage, harry”)), from Proto-Germanic *harjaz (“army”) (compare Old English here, West Frisian hear, Dutch heer, German Heer), from Proto-Indo-European *kori̯os (compare Middle Irish cuire (“army”), Lithuanian kãrias (“army; war”), Old Church Slavonic кара (kara, “strife”), Ancient Greek κοίρανος (koíranos, “chief, commander”), Old Persian kāra ‘army’).[Cuneiform?]