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[huh-roh-vee-uh n]
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  1. of or relating to Harrow.
  1. a pupil or former pupil of Harrow.

Origin of Harrovian

1860–65; < New Latin Harrovi(a) Harrow + -an
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  • "We told Silas Upham that you were an old Harrovian," began my brother.

    Bunch Grass

    Horace Annesley Vachell

  • Dr. Parr's judgement in this case might be somewhat influenced by his prepossessions as an Harrovian.

  • If I had not scouted old Kedge, you would be prancing about here, a Harrovian, counting the partridges.'

  • John, inordinately grateful at this recognition of himself as an Harrovian, forgave the gibe.

    The Hill

    Horace Annesley Vachell

  • The Head Master was not an Harrovian, and on that account was the better able to perceive time-honoured abuses.

    The Hill

    Horace Annesley Vachell

British Dictionary definitions for harrovian


  1. a person educated at Harrow School
  1. of or concerning Harrow

Word Origin

C19: from New Latin Harrōvia Harrow + -an
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