- a female given name, form of Harry.
Also Har·ri·ette, Har·ri·et·ta [har-ee-et-uh] /ˌhær iˈɛt ə/.
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Examples from the Web for harriet
It was a remarkable portrait of an American fantasy rooted in Ozzie and Harriet, not history.The Truth About Obama-Era Inequality
December 5, 2013
Literary blogger Harriet Post takes notice, and immediately attempts to track down his clearly very talented ghostwriter.This Week’s Hot Reads: Dec. 2, 2013
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December 2, 2013
The hip-hop mogul tells Lloyd Grove he plans to make amends for his Harriet Tubman sex video joke and take Tinseltown by storm.
All my movies have a lot of edge to them, and Harriet Tubman is full of edge.
Russell Simmons tried to be funny with his ‘Harriet Tubman Sex Tape’.Harriet Tubman Sex Tape Parody Sparks Twitter Outrage From Spike Lee and More
August 15, 2013
He (Harriet) is the most of a man naturally that I ever met with.
Harriet had not "gone into her closet and shut the door" for nothing.
Night fell, and Harriet stole forth to the place designated.
In one of his letters he says: "Harriet has hitched on, and with all her might; she is a whole team."
The following are a few of the passes used by Harriet throughout the war.
Word Origin and History for harriet
fem. proper name, the English equivalent of French Henriette, fem. diminutive of Harry.
We think that gentlemen lose a particle of their respect for young ladies who allow their names to be abbreviated into such cognomens as Kate, Madge, Bess, Nell, &c. Surely it is more lady-like to be called Catharine, Margaret, Eliza, or Ellen. We have heard the beautiful name Virginia degraded into Jinny; and Harriet called Hatty, or even Hadge. [Eliza Leslie, "Miss Leslie's Behaviour Book," Philadelphia, 1839]
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