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Old Harry

noun

  1. Older Use. the devil; Satan.


Old Harry

noun

  1. informal.
    a jocular name for Satan


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Old Harry1

First recorded in 1730–40
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Example Sentences

So I am going to go and wrap a cold compress around my head, like the Old Harry.

T'S hard work to tell which is Old Harry when everybody's got boots on.

One lolls about and sleeps all day long, and one's liver gets like a Strasburg goose's and plays Old Harry with one's temper.

He called the press "Old Harry," and gave it such a cleaning up as it had not had since the early days of Anthy's father.

The teachers are high-headed, the parents always dissatisfied, and the children act like the Old Harry.

Mother, I think you would make excuses for the Old Harry himself.

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