- a female given name, form of Harry.
Examples from the Web for harriet
Contemporary Examples of 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
Mythili Rao and Thomas Flynn, Mythili Rao, Thomas Flynn
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
Historical Examples of harriet
No one can hear Harriet talk, and not believe every word she says.
This assurance satisfied the others, but it did not satisfy Harriet.
Night fell, and Harriet stole forth to the place designated.
He (Harriet) is the most of a man naturally that I ever met with.
Harriet was known by various names among her Southern friends.
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]