- to disturb persistently; torment, as with troubles or cares; bother continually; pester; persecute.
- to trouble by repeated attacks, incursions, etc., as in war or hostilities; harry; raid.
Origin of harass
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Examples from the Web for harasser
Not for the benefit of the harasser, of course, but for your own safety.Cover-Ups and Concern Trolls: Actually, It's About Ethics in Suicide Journalism
January 3, 2015
“I am as far from a harasser as you could be,” she said in a phone call from her home, as her poodle mix barked in the background.Archie Comics: Corporate Brawl Over-Sexual Harassment Charges
February 2, 2012
The day Sarig was arrested in March, he made a countercomplaint against Smith, that it was Smith who was the harasser.Adrian Smith, Stars' Headhunter, Accused of Harassing Lou Reed’s Manager
December 14, 2011
- (tr) to trouble, torment, or confuse by continual persistent attacks, questions, etc
Word Origin and History for harasser
1610s, from French harasser "tire out, vex," possibly from Old French harer "set a dog on," and perhaps blended with Old French harier "to harry, draw, drag" [Barnhart]. Originally "to lay waste, devastate," sense of "distress" is from 1650s. Related: Harassed; harassing.