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Meaning of HARUM-SCARUM

Pronunciation:  'hehrum'skarum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
  2. [adv]  in a wild or reckless manner; "dashing harum-scarum all over the place"; "running pell-mell up the stairs"
  3. [adj]  cheerfully irresponsible; "carefree with his money"; "freewheeling urban youths"; "had a harum-scarum youth"
 

HARUM-SCARUM is a 12 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: carefree, daredevil, devil-may-care, freewheeling, happy-go-lucky, hothead, irresponsible, lunatic, madcap, pell-mell, slaphappy, swashbuckler
 
 See Also: adventurer, tearaway, venturer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Har"um-scar"um\, a. [Cf. hare,v. t., and scare, v.
t.]
Wild; giddy; flighty; rash; thoughtless. [Colloq.]

      They had a quarrel with Sir Thomas Newcome's own son, a
      harum-scarum lad.                        --Thackeray.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: accident-prone, all over, all over hell, boisterous, breakneck, careless, desperate, devil-may-care, every which way, furious, hasty, headlong, helter-skelter, higgledy-piggledy, hotheaded, hugger-mugger, hurried, impetuous, in a jumble, in a mess, in a muddle, in confusion, in disarray, in disorder, knockabout, knock-down-and-drag-out, mad, overeager, overenthusiastic, overzealous, precipitant, precipitate, precipitous, rambunctious, rampageous, reckless, roisterous, rollicking, rough, rough-and-tumble, rowdy, skimble-skamble, slap-bang, slapdash, wanton, wild, willy-nilly
 

 

 

 

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