Sorry, no definitions found. Check out and contribute to the discussion of this word!


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • "I don't think Luke was ever what you call harum-scarum," said Mrs. Rowan.

    Rachel Ray, volume 2

  • “I don’t think Luke was ever what you call harum-scarum,” said Mrs Rowan.

    Rachel Ray

  • And among these defects should be counted a great ambition, a kind of harum-scarum and tumultuous activity, an irreflective impetuosity of passion, and a dangerous lack of balance and judgment.

    The Women of the Caesars

  • "The pore lad's out o 'harum's rache, any way," she reflected.

    A Rivermouth Romance

  • The captain at the police station didn't say he was to breng this prosecution agen us noo; he only told us he wud tak us out o 'harum's way, and didn't make no charge.'

    Lights and Shadows of New York Life or, the Sights and Sensations of the Great City

  • The courts affirmed this limited and narrow understanding until the New Deal, when Congress began to regulate harum-scarum and the Supreme Court inflated the clause into a general license for anything a majority happened to favor.

    The Constitutional Moment

  • And yet, he was just turned forty was clear-eyed, calm-hearted, hearty-pulsed, man-strong; and yet, his history, until he was thirty, had been harum-scarum and erratic to the superlative.


  • Besides, had not her own cousin, -- though a remote and distant one to be sure, the black sheep, the harum-scarum, the ne'er-do-well, -- had not he come down out of that weird North country with a hundred thousand in yellow dust, to say nothing of a half-ownership in the hole from which it came?


  • Once you get above chapter book level, it seems like almost all new fiction for kids is (or wants to be) thrilling, exciting, harum-scarum, suspenseful, non-stop, etc.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • They may prefer to dive into a thrilling, suspenseful harum-scarum world when they read.

    My new secret boyfriend


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.