Definitions

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  • proper noun A male given name.
  • noun An improvised skit of a particular format.

Etymologies

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Old English here ("army") + weald ("ruler")

Examples

  • [HAROLD turns up his eyes, and points downwards] Dry up, Harold!

    Complete Plays of John Galsworthy

  • Across the photo, in handwriting she knows to be hers, is the name Harold.

    Memory Wall

  • Across the photo, in handwriting she knows to be hers, is the name Harold.

    Memory Wall

  • I've decided to stick with one term - molecular gastronomy - for both the scientific, technological and practical parts of "science enabled cooking" (a term Harold McGee uses in The Fat Duck Cookbook - I think that's a good term).

    blog.khymos.org

  • Working one-on-one with Stroth gave him intensive training in long-form improv, the medium championed by Close and ImprovOlympic through what they call the Harold, a fixed framework for improv that alternates between games and recurring scenes.

    Chicago Reader

  • After we broke up, I called Harold Brown, the secretary of defense—a good man—and made my case.

    The Good Fight

  • After we broke up, I called Harold Brown, the secretary of defense—a good man—and made my case.

    The Good Fight

  • After we broke up, I called Harold Brown, the secretary of defense—a good man—and made my case.

    The Good Fight

  • I almost wrote in Harold Ford in the 2008 presidential election, since Obama was too pro-choice for me to stomach.

    Matthew Yglesias » Harold Ford’s Puzzling Run

  • Ummm … and people are just now discovering Harold is clueless?

    Think Progress » Ford’s ‘Clueless’ Math: Balance The Budget By Doling Out Billions In Tax Cuts For The Wealthy

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