Meaning of harum-scarum

har•um-scar•um

Pronunciation: (hâr'um-skâr'um, har'um-skar'um), [key]
— adj.
  1. reckless; rash; irresponsible: He had a harum-scarum youth.
  2. disorganized; uncontrolled.
—adv.
  1. recklessly; wildly: He ran harum-scarum all over the place.
—n.
  1. a reckless person.
  2. reckless or unpredictable behavior or action.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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