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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Harum-scarum \Har"um-scar"um\ (h[^a]r"[u^]m*sk[^a]r"[u^]m), 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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adv 1: in a wild or reckless manner; "dashing harum-scarum all
over the place"; "running pell-mell up the stairs" [syn:
adj 1: cheerfully irresponsible; "carefree with his money";
"freewheeling urban youths"; "had a harum-scarum youth"
[syn: carefree, devil-may-care, freewheeling,
happy-go-lucky, harum-scarum, slaphappy]
n 1: a reckless impetuous irresponsible person [syn:
daredevil, madcap, hothead, swashbuckler,
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