I was watching a programme with the title ‘Just Harried’ (from the Charmed series) the other day and I was unsure of the meaning of harried. According to Merriam Webster.com the first known use of this word was in 1609 and it defines harried as “beset by problems: harassed”. The verb form is harry defined on Merriam-Webster as “to force to move along by harassing”.
The Free Dictionary.com has two definitions of harry as follows:
- To disturb or distress by or as if by repeated attacks; harass.
- To raid, as in war; sack or pillage.
It’s also from the word harien (middle English) and herigian (old English).
Sentences using harried
- Judy is a harried working mother
- Dan felt harried whilst doing the decorating until he finally gave up
During my research today, I stumbled upon a really cool blog called The Harried Cook (written by a part-time work-from-home, full-time wife, mother & foodie). It’s worth a look if you like cooking (or eating for that matter). There are some great recipes on there including yesterday’s white chocolate macadamia cookies! Yum..
That’s all for today