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Nov 13, 2013
This week's theme
Words that are names

This week's words
josh
biddy
harry
mulligan
rube

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harry

PRONUNCIATION:
(HAR-ee)

MEANING:
verb tr., intr.:
1. To harass, attack, or annoy, especially repeatedly.
2. To raid or pillage.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old English hergian. Ultimately from the Indo-European root koro- (war, host, army) which also gave us harbor, harbinger, herald, harness, hurry, and harangue. Earliest documented use: 1330.

USAGE:
"A campaign backed by the Polish government harries media outlets that carelessly say 'Polish death camps' (instead of 'Nazi German death camps in occupied Poland')."
Spit and Polish; The Economist (London, UK); Jun 16, 2012.

See more usage examples of harry in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The cruelest lies are often told in silence. -Robert Louis Stevenson, novelist, essayist, and poet (1850-1894)

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