- Reckless; impetuous: she shall be frightened out of her wits by your harum-scarum waysMore example sentences
- Favourite Gunther McBride set out to make every yard of the running under Richard Johnson, but his jumping was harum-scarum.
- Van Wyk's narrator, a harum-scarum, hard-drinking journalist called Scara Nhlabatsi, relishes all manner of rude jokes, bawdy abuse, malapropisms and puns and provides a slew of images of the vulgar excess of power.
- She told me a harum-scarum tale of running through a forest in the middle of the stormy.
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- A reckless or impetuous person.More example sentences
- She looked with disfavor upon the young beaver's suit because he was a harum-scarum and a ne'er-do-well.
- He was a harum-scarum sort of inventor and putterer, but he did engineer a two cycle machine in 1865. It ran, but somewhat crudely.