Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Harry (To) = to harass.

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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Harry (To) = to harass.
 
Facetiously said to be derived from Harry VIII. of England, who no doubt played up old Harry with church property. Of course, the real derivation is the Anglo-Saxon herian, to plunder, from hære (2 syl.), an army.   1
 


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